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    JustLove’s Look Forward to Lent 2018

    Mary Elise Zellmer who is the Assistant Director and Region 1 Coordinator of Young Adult Outreach at the Archdiocese of New York will be joining us on the show.  Mary Elise and Msgr. Sullivan will be talking about her work at Young Adult Outreach of the Archdiocese of New York, and how – through various events that the office sponsors – they keep young adults connected with the life of the Church in New York.  Father Ken Sherman who is the Pastor of Saint Ann’s Melkite Catholic Church in Woodland Park, New Jersey will be calling in the studio. Given that this weekend is the last weekend before Ash Wednesday, Msgr. Sullivan and…

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    Christmas with Catholic Charities Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”

    On this Christmas edition of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the works of Catholic Charities in Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” Lisa Aquino is the Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Lisa – who was born and raised in Alaska, shares a bit about the work of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, and how they assist the vulnerable – the homeless, the hungry, and immigrants and refugees – in one of the Northern-most Dioceses in the country. Peter Rothstein is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da and the Creator and…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    National Grandparent’s Day and the Feast of the Virgin Mary’s Birthday

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about National Grandparent’s Day and the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jaia Peterson Lent, MSW is the Deputy Executive Director of Generations United, a national policy and advocacy organization devoted to intergenerational collaboration in Washington D.C. Jaia is a leading voice on issues affecting families headed by grandparents testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding grandparents raising children on account of the Opioid Crisis back in March 2017. She and Monsignor discuss the increasing number of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives across the country, the reasons for this growth, and what services…

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    Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

    We religious types, many times, make religion too complicated. It’s good that God bursts through and calls us back to basics: Love God a whole lot and love each other as we want to be loved. Sometimes, I don’t exactly what it means to love God. I’m not sure if I should buy Jesus a birthday present on Christmas. Should I send God a Valentine Day’s card? So I’m still figuring that out. I do know what it means to love others, so I’ll concentrate on that. Because even though I know what it means – most of the time, it still isn’t easy and I don’t always get it…

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    Focus on God and Not on You

    Thanks to the printing press the Bible became the all-time bestseller. I haven’t yet seen the comps on the e-version or social media fronts. I’m betting on the Bible’s staying power long after Bey’s kids are grown. (No offense meant to Bey or her kids.)   Despite its popularity, getting at the Bible’s meaning takes effort. You can’t put it under your pillow and get the message through osmosis. You need to open the book, or download the file and READ or LISTEN to it. There is no other way. Sorry.   And because it was written a long time ago some of it is hard to decipher. And it’s long.…

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    Hard Work and Sacrifice

    Being great servants makes a nice holy card, but not in real life. There are the C-suites, seats in Church sanctuaries, inner circle tables at banquets, private banking floors, platinum memberships for early plane boarding, etc. These are what we strive for. We were taught by our families to work hard and get ahead. Our schools drive competition to be at the top of class. Thank God – but more precisely thank Jesus. He decided that being on top meant climbing to the top of Calvary’s hill and hanging on a cross so that He could save the world and all in it. He accepted a different way for our…

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    Hang with God on this Nameless Thursday

    No ashes chocolates, flowers or other give-aways today – not even a name for the Thursday after Ash Wednesday. So just quietly hang with God and rejoice in his invitation to live and love. Click here for today’s reading. Verse: Deuteronomy 30:16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving him, and walking in his ways, and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees, you will live and grow numerous, and the LORD, your God, will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.    

  • Radio Episodes

    Catholic Charities’ Weekly Radio Program Sign up for a free SiriusXM Trial Here Hosted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, JustLove is a one-hour weekly interactive discussion exploring the Catholic community’s impact on American society. Featuring interviews with social ministry leaders, thinkers and doers, the program investigates the ideas that shape the Catholic social mission and the deeds that put this mission into practice throughout the country. JustLove airs weekly on Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 5am EST on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on The Catholic Channel 129. To participate in the program, please contact Tom Dobbins. Read Latest Blogs What our listeners are saying…  I…

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