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On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on the significance of Memorial Day with Bryan Anderson, an Iraq War Veteran and spokesman for Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility; and John Strawn, General Manager of “The Refuge Café” – a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Diocese of Phoenix.
Bryan Anderson will be speaking about his work with Quantum Rehab as well as being a spokesman for both The Gary Sinise Foundation and USA Cares – organizations that provide supportive services for veterans. Bryan will also touch on his experiences during his service and becoming a triple amputee after being wounded while on patrol during his second tour of duty in Iraq in 2005. He currently makes personal appearances at major rehab facilities across the country delivering his message of perseverance and determination.
Msgr. Sullivan and John will be speaking about the work of The Refuge Cafe, which functions as a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night, with the proceeds generated going back into programs run by Catholic Charities in Phoenix. The cafe particularly provides job training and development for refugees, at-risk youth and veterans living in the transitional housing program run by Catholic Charities.
On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on ” The Future of Work” with Dr. John Bourdreau, Professor of of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and USC’s Center for Effective Organization; and Marc Bain fashion industry journalist for Quartz, the digitally native news outlet owned by Atlantic Media Company
Msgr. Sullivan and Dr. Boudreau will be talking about changes that have taken place in the workplace over recent years, and particularly the increase in the number of people employed in the “Gig” economy like Uber. They examine whether such employment opportunities are essentially exploitative or empowering for workers.
Marc and Msgr. Sullivan will be speaking about how working conditions in the developing world are monitored, and whether there is too much emphasis on corporate transparency and not enough emphasis on outcomes like worker’s rights, work conditions and wages. Marc has done considerable reporting on the garment industry’s supply chain and labor issues in both Bangladesh and China
President Trump’s first foreign trip at the end of May was announced just after he signed the Religious freedom executive order. Ironically, three places he will visit – Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome – are major hubs for the three great religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Saudi Arabia, according to official statistics, is close to 100% Muslim, predominantly Sunni. Israel was established as a Jewish state this week in 1948.
Rome has been a center of Christianity since Peter and Paul journeyed there in the first century and, subsequently, the Bishop of Rome was designated the Pope.
As Citizen Sullivan, I suggest one topic for President Trump to raise in his conversation with each foreign leader. Keeping with his preferred modality of policy communication, the President should update us by tweeting out the leaders’ responses.
In Saudi Arabia, he should ask about religious freedom for non-Muslims. Maybe a simple question could be: Where can I go for Sunday Christian services?
In Israel, he should ask about refugees in the Palestinian camps. He might ask to visit one.
At the Vatican, he might want to, face to face, tell the Pope how great it will be when the new Mexican-paid-for-wall is built and how the Pope is wrong on immigration and refugee matters.
I await the tweets.
This week’s episode of JustLove will focus on Mother’s Day 2017. On the show Monsignor will be speaking with two guests focused on celebrating Mother’s Day and family.
On the show Jeanne Pritzker Founder and Chair of Foster Care Counts, a California based non-profit organization founded in 2012 to raise awareness of the needs of foster youth. Msgr. Sullivan and Jeanne will be talking about the work of her organization and particularly its 9th annual “Foster Mother’s Day” celebration taking place this coming Sunday – May 14th. in Los Angeles. Over 2,500 foster youth and their families will be hosted by “Foster Care Counts” at a celebration designed to give back to foster parents who have dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
Also on the show is talk show host, actor, singer, and songwriter, Harry Connick Jr. Msgr. Sullivan and Harry will be speaking about Harry’s new daytime variety program – called “Harry” and what messages he hopes to convey to his daily audience. He will also talk about how he balances the values of faith, family and community in his personal and professional life
Catholic Charities is a the center of building a more just and compassionate society. We engage in a wide range of activities and interact with many different people.
Here’s a collage for this week –
Twelve consul generals from Latin American countries meet at the Catholic Charities Community Services Immigration and Refugee Resettlement offices. (Top Left)
Evi Siskos from Telemundo was the MC for Astors Services Junior Gala at the Supreme Courthouse in lower Manhattan. (Top Right)
Zoe Saldana was taping her guest satellite radio appearance in the same Sirius studios that JustLove was taping. Here’s a picture of her as she was leaving. (Bottom Left)
Two talented Catholic Charities immigration attorneys from our expert legal team. (Bottom Middle)
On the same day as Pres. Trump’s Executive Order on religious liberty, the Becket Fund held its annual dinner. This photo demonstrates the breathe of religious freedom issues in the United States. (Bottom Right)
On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on “Religious Identity and Religious Persecution” with two guests calling in to provide their perspectives on the matter.
On the show, Thomas Wigant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Healthcare-Holding Tauberfranken will be calling in from Germany. Msgr. Sullivan and Thomas – who both attended a Caritas Internationalis Conference last week in Germany where Msgr. Sullivan delivered an address on the “Catholic Identity” of Catholic Charities, will further discuss how Catholic Identity in the provision of human services is understood on both sides of the Atlantic.
Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom will be discussing Pope Francis’s trip to Egypt last weekend. Msgr. Sullivan and Samuel will also focus on the plight of Christians in today’s Egypt, and particularly the pervasive discrimination that they face – in both law and society – because of their religious faith