• Commentary

    Take A Step Back This Summer

    These are very good weeks to remind others and ourselves that society is broader than government and politics. Sometimes rather than engage its best to “shake the dust from our feet.”  There is plenty of room and need to concentrate on family, work, self, friends, relationships and anything or anybody that can advance love, faith, peace, hope, reconciliation, goodness, growth, happiness, etc.  You get the point.  We can’t always avoid confronting what is wrong, yet, sometimes the best approach is to pause, take a step back, not get caught up in the nonsense and possibly risk the contamination of distraction from what is really important. I’m thinking this is one…

  • JustLove

    The Human Costs of Climate Change & Contamination

      Photo: Andrea Bruce & Joseph Majkut On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests focused on the human costs of climate change and contamination. Joseph Majkut, Ph.D., Director of Climate Science at the Niskanen Center, a policy think-tank based in Washington D.C. will be joining us. Msgr. Sullivan and Joseph will be speaking to us about how the warming climate will likely aggravate inequalities between regions and communities in the United States – with Texas, Florida, the deep South and coastal communities bearing the brunt of the negative impact of increasing temperatures  Documentary Photographer Andrea Bruce who uses the medium of photography to bring attention to…

  • JustLove

    Pope Francis’ Call for Catholics to Become “Missionary Disciples”

    In Every Facet of Their Lives On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on Pope Francis’ vision of “missionary discipleship” for Catholics.  Hosffman Ospino Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Ministry at Boston College will be on JustLove. Professor Ospino will be talking about the meaning of “missionary discipleship,” and how it is lived out in an increasingly secular and culturally diverse society like our own.  Kerry Robinson, the Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable will also be on this week’s episode of JustLove. Her organization is dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the Catholic Church by harnessing…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Economic Inequality and Some of Its Causes

    Photo: Alex Armlovichm & Shekar Narasimhan On this week’s episode of Just Love Monsignor Sullivan cover’s issues surrounding economic inequality with two guests.  Joining the show is Shekar Narasimhan Managing Partner of Beekman Advisors – a Virginia based strategic advisory service firm concentrating in the areas of real estate development, mortgage finance and affordable housing. Msgr. and Shekar will be talking about income inequality and particularly how the cost of housing – and especially rental housing – is one of the keys to addressing the needs of those on the lower end of the income scale. Also on the show is Alex Armlovichm, a Fellow at the  Manhattan Institute where he concentrates on…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Using Technology to Fulfill Our Civic Duties & Counter Gun Violence

    On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests focused on civic duties and countering gun violence in the U.S. Kathryn Peters, Co-Founder of Democracy Works will be talking about the work and mission of her organization. Democracy Works is a Brooklyn based non-partisan non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the goal of “making voting fit the way we live.” The nonprofit aims to make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no eligible voter misses an election. Its team of software developers, public policy wonks and civic organizers design tools meant to upgrade the tech infrastructure of our democracy, thus improving the voting experience for voters and election…

  • Commentary,  Protecting and Nurturing Children and Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    In Honor of 4th of July Family Picnics & BBQ’s

    One aspect of the administration’s executive order on the travel ban against nationals from certain countries merits special 4th of July attention, viz. what is a bona fide family relationship? After the recent Supreme Court decision[1], the administration issued guidelines that interpreted a bona fide (real) family relationship to include parents, children and siblings. They left out grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins. They also initially excluded fiancées, but then subsequently included them. By that action alone, the administration demonstrated that there is discretion in the interpretation of a bona fide family relationship.