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    The Upcoming SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference and Reflections on Attending the recent Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his upcoming trip to Puerto Rico and the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares. New York State Assembly Woman Carmen De La Rosa for the 72nd District of the New York State Assembly joins us to talk about her work in the New York State Assembly and about her advocacy on behalf of both the documented and undocumented immigrant community in New York State. She will be attending the SOMOS Conference taking in Puerto Rico: SOMOS is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) 3 dedicated to raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the Latino community in collaboration with…

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    Running the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon and A Halloween Costume Drive for Children in Need

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to one of our marathon runners from Catholic Charities of Chicago. He also talks to Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia about their Halloween costume initiative. Tim Berry is a marathon runner from Chicago who will be running in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York this Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tim is currently homeless and eats his super most weeknights at Catholic Charities of Chicago’s LaSalle Street Headquarters. He talks to us about his upcoming participation in the New York City Marathon and why he feels so passionately…

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    Brazilian Indigenous Rights During Synod on Amazon & Situation in Northeastern Syria

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Synod on the Amazon and the church in Syria. Cecilia Iorio is a Program Manager for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)– the official aid agency of the Catholic Church of England and Wales. Cecilia shares with us about some of the work of CAFOD in her home country of Brazil, and particularly its work in the Amazon region of Brazil (which makes up approximately 40% of Brazil’s total land area). She talks to us about working with local tribes in that region to support indigenous rights, including environmental and land rights which is one of…

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    Reflections of the Canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman and Preparing for the Christmas Season with Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Box of Joy” Ministry

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor talks about the Canonization of now Saint John Henry Newman and “Box of Joy” Ministry. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion was in Rome this past weekend attending the Canonization Mass for the 19th Century British Cardinal John Henry Newman. She talks to us about Cardinal Newman as well as why now Saint Cardinal Newman is a particularly relevant saint for our current modern age. Jim Cavnar is the President and Co-Founder of Cross Catholic Outreach Inc., a Florida-based Catholic non-profit relief and development organization founded in 2001…

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    Exploring How Jewish Youth Live out Social Justice and Helping People Reenter Society After Involvement with the Justice System

    This weekend on Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan highlights Yom Kippur by learning more about social justice in Jewish youth, and he talks about education in our justice system. Cheryl Cook is the Executive Director of AVODAH – a national Jewish community organization that seeks to strengthen the Jewish community’s fight against poverty in the United States by engaging Jewish youth in service and community building opportunities rooted in the Jewish faith that enables and inspires them to become lifelong leaders for social change. Cheryl talks about the work of AVODAH in providing young Jewish men and women the opportunity to live and work together in pursuit of Jewish Talmudic…

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    The Student Climate Strike and Discussing Religious Inspiration for Fashion

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at the Global Student Climate Strike and he also discusses the inspiration behind the creation of fashion. Jessica Caron is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a Major in both Environmental and Hispanic Studies. She’s been serving as Program Manager for the Glen Rock Green Team, a green business recognition program of the Borough of Glen Rock that encourages socially beneficial behavior by local businesses. Jessica talks to us about the Climate Strike, what its objectives are, and what the hopes that she and other participants have for a future of climate justice. Caterine Sanchez is the Owner and…

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    The Relationship between Church Teaching & Labor, and CRS on Pope Francis’s Trip to Mozambique and Madagascar

    On this weekend’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Labor Day and the Pope’s trip to Mozambique and Madagascar. Clayton Sinyai, Ph.D. is the Executive Director for the Catholic Labor Network, an association of Catholic Union activists and clergy, religious and laity committed to Catholic Social Teaching on labor. Clayton talks about the work of the Catholic Labor Network and why Labor Unions continue to be an essential component of Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers. Don Rogers is the Church Engagement Advisor for Catholic Relief Services and talks to us about what Catholic Relief Services has been doing to improve…

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    Christian Communities in Iraq 5 years after ISIS Invasion & 400th Anniversary of 1st Africans to Arrive in Colonial America

    On this weekend’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at the recovery of the Christian community of the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq 5 years after their displacement by the forces of ISIS and remembering the first Africans to arrive in British Colonial America on the 400th Anniversary of their arrival in the New World. Michel Constantin is the Regional Director for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Northern Iraq and the Emergency Response Coordinator for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. During the 5 year Anniversary of the Invasion of the Nineveh Plain in Northern Iraq by the forces of ISIS this month, Michel shares the continuing struggles of…

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    Just Love’s Look at Woodstock, and Pastoral Responses to the Violence in Dayton and El Paso

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and also the tragic shooting at Dayton and El Paso. Dr. Steve Waksman, Ph.D. is a Professor of American Studies and Music, and Chair of the Music Department at Smith College. Dr. Waksman talks about the original Woodstock that may not be generally known, as well as what impact and significance the rock festival had on contemporary music and culture. Bishop Mark J. Seitz is the Bishop of El Paso, Texas and talks about how the Diocese of El Paso is seeking to reach out to those who have been impacted by the…