• Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Catholic Charities’ Assistance for Immigrants and Refugees and Rocket Scientist Turned Nun

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current immigration issues in the US and also he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of Catholic Charities of New York’s Immigration and Refugee Services which serves the immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and the Hudson Valley. During a week when the current Administration has announced impending immigration enforcement actions as well as new efforts to drastically limit asylum claims at the United States’ southern border, Mario talks about some of what he has been hearing and seeing regarding immigration enforcement in communities…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Summer Youth Mission Trips and Discussing French American Relations on Bastille Day

    Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about youth camps that also have a mission element to them and for Bastille Day we look at French and American relations. Kelly Naas is the Manager of Public Relations and Summer Director for Catholic Heart Workcamps, a week-long service camp experience that provides youth groups, teens and adult leaders with service opportunities to restore homes and hearts, to feed the hungry and lift the spirits of children, the elderly and disable through partnerships with domestic and international social service providers. Kelly talks to Monsignor about the experiences of Catholic Heart Workcamp Campers and how – through service experiences and the Sacraments – they are making…

  • JustLove

    Discussing the True Meaning of the Fourth of July & Native American Sovereignty on Tribal Lands

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Fourth of July and also Native American Lands in the US. Soraya Diase Coffelt is a former Judge in the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands and a children’s author. During Fourth of July weekend, Soraya shares some important lessons that we can share with young people about what causes us to remember and celebrate this special day in our country’s history many hundreds of years after it first happened, and what the source of guidance through this struggle for independence, freedom, and equality was. Prof. Lindsay Robertson, J.D., Ph.D. is the Faculty Director of the Center for…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth and the Important Right to Religious Freedom

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the LGBTQ youth who are homeless in New York and the right to religious freedom around the world. Sr. Nancy Downing, CND, Esq. is the Executive Director of Covenant House New York, a lawyer, and a Religious Sister in the Congregation of Notre Dame. During this week that many events across the globe will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising that began the modern LGBTQ Movement, Sr. Nancy talks about the programs, services, and assistance that Covenant House New York offers LGBTQ young people, who have a 120% higher risk of becoming homeless than their non-LGBTQ…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes. Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Rachel shares a bit about her work at Common Earth Gardens which is dedicated to improving the lives of refugee families in the Louisville community through participation in agricultural opportunities in local community gardens and farms there. Ray Lopez is the Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    The History of Flags & Wage Theft Recovery Win for Day Laborers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Flag Day and the ongoing wage theft of day laborers. Tim Marshall is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of the 2017 book “A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols.” To highlight “Flag Day,” Tim Marshall talks about the history of flags themselves, the meaning and symbolism behind them, and how they have been used throughout history to unite and separate people. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Younkers, New York where – among other programs – she oversees Catholic Charities Obresros Unidos Program. Esmeralda…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    A Conversation about Foster Care and Summer Youth Employment 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about New York’s foster care system and takes a look at summer employment for youth. Commissioner David Hansell is the Commissioner for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. Commissioner Hansell shares some information and trends regarding foster care here in the City of New York, and what New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is doing to improve the lives and experiences of the foster children in their care. Eddie Silverio is the Division Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Alianza Division here in the Archdiocese of New York. As we approach the end of the school year…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Traveling to Tucson Arizona to Assisting Migrants & Discussing Military Chaplains on Memorial Day 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to those who have experienced the influx of migrants at our southern border and also honors Memorial Day. Sister Norma Pimentel is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV). Sister Norma talks to us about the services that CCRGV offers to refugees coming into the southern border and how we can all help. Blanca Ramirez is the Director of Social Services and Community Education of Mercy Center – an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Blanca shares her experiences after traveling down to Tucson, Arizona in late April to volunteer…

  • JustLove,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Xavier Society for the Blind and Assisting South Asian Immigrant Women

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Xavier Society for the Blind and SAPNA NYC. Malachy Fallon is the Executive Director of Xavier Society for the Blind and shares the mission of Xavier Society for the Blind to enable the blind and visually impaired to learn, develop and practice their Catholic faith. Robert White is a retired teacher who is visually impaired and a long-time client of Xavier Society for the Blind. Robert talks to us about what the services of the Xavier Society for the Blind mean to him in the practice of his Catholic Faith. Diya Basu-Sen is the Executive Director of SAPNA…

  • JustLove

    Reflections on the April 21st Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka and Our Care for God’s Creation

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka and also a Catholic climate movement. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion’s family is from Sri Lanka and she spent part of her childhood in that country. She talks to Msgr. Sullivan about some of her reflections on the terrible bombings that took place in Sri Lanka at several Churches and Hotels on this Easter Sunday, and what – in her opinion – should be done to address religiously based violence in her family’s native land. Kelly Moltzen…