• Commentary,  Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Holidays and Holy Days,  Protecting and Nurturing Children and Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    This July 4th Weekend: Pledge Allegiance to One Another

    The following message was sent to our Catholic Charities network for the 4th of July weekend. Allow me a word of appreciation and thanks for all you do to make our world a better place – each, in your own way, as trustee, staff, volunteer, donor, or friend.  I attach my own picture of the Capitol of the United States from the visit I made two days ago with Catholic Charities people from throughout NYS to visit with members of Congress and convey to them the need to enact policies and budgets that give due consideration to the needs of the poor and vulnerable.  Included among our discussions were Catholic…

  • Commentary

    Bey’s Twins

    Further Name Reflection via GIPHY Blue is a color, or mood Ivy is plant – usually green. “Blue Ivy” combines a plant with a non-traditional color, or, maybe a mood. Therefore 2 options for “the twins.”   With a sweet fruity flavor… Tangerine Orchid Raspberry Elm With an ominous foretaste of sibling rivalries and insecurities… Green Thistle Yellow Poppy  

  • JustLove

    International Trade & the Re-negotiation of NAFTA

    International trade and the re-negotiation of NAFTA is the focus on this week’s JustLove show on Sirius XM 129. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan invites two guests to speak: Raj Bhala, J.D., Associate Dean of International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor of the University of Kansas’s School of Law; and Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network , a development coalition of more than 650 religious groups and U.S. civil society organizations. On the show Professor Bhala will be talking about plans for re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the Mexican and Canadian governments.  Monsignor Sullivan and Bhala will discuss what these negotiations will mean for industries like sugar production and…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Show on Father’s Day

      On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Father’s Day with two guests on the phone: Lance Somerfeld Co-Founder of  City Dad’s Group – a nation-wide network for fathers that use Meetup.com to bring together a diverse community of gatherings. These Meetups provide social interaction and support, including play dates, outings, “Dad’s nights out”, educational workshops and special events. Msgr. and Lance will talk about the founding of the first City Dad’s Group, called NYC Dad’s in 2008 and how this concept grew from a small gathering of just a few fathers to its current 9,000 participants in 28 metropolitan areas Also on the show is, Laura Tropp, PhD Professor of Communication…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Training Today’s Workers & Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    On this week’s broadcast JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests on training today’s workers and students for the jobs of tomorrow. On the phone  Charles Russell “Rusty” Justice Co-Founder and Managing Member of  Bit Source LLC  will be joining the show Bit Source LLC is a Pikeville, Kentucky based web development company located in the heart of Appalachia. Msgr. Sullivan and Rusty will be talking about his founding of “Bit Source” and how his company endeavors to tap the region’s workforce of laid off coal miners to teach them a new skill of computer coding. Justin Reich, Executive Director of Teaching Lab Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be speaking…

  • Commentary

    PRO-ACT OR RE-ACT: Loving Yourself

    Tip 10: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mt. 22:39) First, let’s respond to God gift of life by loving ourselves deeply so that our neighbors benefit when we respond to God’s great command to love them. Guarantee – the world will be a better place for all of us. Love yourself!!! …and a little child shall lead them (us). (Isaiah 11:6)

  • Commentary,  Holidays and Holy Days

    #PENTECOST2017

    Embed from Getty Images   Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages –today, sadly, our first thought is destructive life-taking terror.   #Pentecost2017. Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages – then, on Pentecost, it was God’s creative, life-giving spirit. #Pentecost2017. Is there something I can do to unleash God’s spirit to change today’s narrative? #Pentecost2017.