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    The Campaign for Charity and Justice and Halloween during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice has help parishes and community groups, and also how we can keep safe while still celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J. is the Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints Parish in Harlem, New York, and the Dean of Central Harlem for the Archdiocese of New York. Father Chisholm talks to us about the work of the Inter-Parish Racial Justice Group, which funding from the Campaign for Charity and Justice, helps the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints maintain some of…

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    Education for Girls in Honduras and the Emotional Effects of the Quarantine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about a campaign to help girls in Honduras get an education and also what the emotional effects of the quarantine are. Lilliam Paetzold is the President and Head of School for Notre Dame Academy Schools, a private, all-girls Catholic elementary and high school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. Lilliam shares with us about the launch of a campaign that Notre Dame Academy is spearheading – the “Women Helping Women Challenge.” This campaign seeks to get the support of girl’s schools across the country to help support other young women in the community of Tegucigalpa, Honduras…

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    “Fratelli tutti” and an Alternative Political Agenda

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s encyclical “Fratelli tutti” and an alternative political agenda during this divided political climate. Prof. Michael M. Canaris, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ecclesiology and Systemic Theology at Loyola University Chicago. During this week that Pope Francis released His new Social Encyclical “Fratelli tutti,” Prof. Canaris shares about what Pope Francis included in his new Social Encyclical, and what messages He has for the world in the aftermath of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the destruction it has unleashed. Luz Tavarez is the Director of Government and Community Relations for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New…

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    Why this College Professor is Supporting President Trump for Re-Election and a Discussion on the Jewish Tradition of Political Participation

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Prof. Collett about why she’s voting for Trump and he also talks about the Jewish participation in the Presidential election. Prof. Teresa Stanton Collett, J.D. is a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During this week of the First Presidential Debate as we enter the final month before the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 3rd, Prof. Collett talks to us about her reflections in a recently published article in America Magazine titled: “President Trump Kept His Promises: That is Why, as a Catholic, I want Four More Years.” In the article,…

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    Food Distribution in the Bronx and Catholics Voting for VP Biden

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about our food distribution services in the Bronx and about Catholic voting for Vice President Joe Biden. Paola Martinez is the Director of Social and Community Services at Betances Houses in the South Bronx for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Paola talks us about how she coordinates outreach and service delivery for the over 1,000 families that live in the complex and builds community – all during the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Stephen F. Schneck, Ph.D. is one of the National Co-Chairs of Catholics for Biden campaign & the Executive Director of the…

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    A Recent Decrease in Immigration to New York City and the Wildfires on the West Coast

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Census and the wildfires in California. Michael Hendrix is the Director of State and Local Policy for the Manhattan Institute, a non-profit American think tank located in New York City which focused on U.S. domestic policy and urban affairs with the mission to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. Michael talks about a recent U.S. Census survey that found a 45% drop in immigration to New York City over the past several years, and what that drop in immigration is likely to mean for New York City’s future economic growth and…

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    Increase of Substance Abuse as Coping Methods during COVID-19 and the History of the United Nations

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan Dr. Michael Weddle, M.D., Ph.D. is the Medical Director for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster located within the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just North of New York City. Dr. Weddle talks to us about National Recovery Month, and how Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster is assisting the local communities in dealing with a surge in substance abuse through services, support, and coping methods as some people are turning to drugs, alcohol and other substances to cope with the stress, anxiety, and isolation of the pandemic. Dr. Stewart Patrick, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow and Director…

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    The Impact of Hurricane Laura and Commemorating World Day of the Poor

    This week on Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Hurricane Laura and the effects of climate change on the poor. Ben Broussard is the Chief Communications Officer of Catholic Charities of Acadiana located in the Diocese of Lafayette in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. Ben talks about the impact that Hurricane Laura has had on his community and surrounding communities in southern Louisiana, and how Catholic Charities of Acadiana is partnering with other Catholic Charities agencies across the state to assist those who have been impacted by the storm in communities that were already dealing with the onslaught of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of…

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    A Conversation with a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and School Re-openings

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Democratic National Convention and also has a conversation about how schools are preparing to re-open during amid COVID-19. Mayra Linares Garcia is the Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 2020. Last week, she served as a virtual delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as we are finishing up with the summer convention season this week marking the beginning of the 2020 Presidential Race in earnest. Mayra Linares-Garcia talks about what it was like to virtually participate in the Democratic National Convention this year, as well as sharing with us a bit about what’s in the Democratic Party’s…

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    A Conversation on the Republican Party’s 2020 Platform and the Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Boys State”

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Republican platform during election year and the documentary “Boys State.” Dr. Robin Armstrong is a physician and a politician who was elected as the National Committeeman from Texas to the Republican National Committee in June of 2012 and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Southern Region to the Republican National Committee. Dr. Armstrong talks to us about the Republican Party Platform for this year’s convention. Jesse Moss is the Director, Producer, and Cinematographer for the 2020 American Documentary Film “Boys State” released by A24 and Apple TV + on August 14th. Jesse talks about the critically acclaimed…