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    Tele-counseling during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement from a Youth Ministry Perspective

    On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about tele-counseling and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Dr. Todd Karlin, Psy.D., MSEd. is the Assistant Executive Director of Clinical Services of Astor Services for Children and Families that provides educational and community-based behavioral health services throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. Dr. Karlin shares how Astor Services for Children and Families has continued to provide continuity of mental health care through telehealth services, providing individual treatment, family and group therapy, and psychiatric support services remotely throughout the crisis. Danielle Beckford is an Entertainment Executive with DAB Entertainment LLC and a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo – Resurrection – All…

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    COVID-19 in the Bronx and Youth Response to George Floyd

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about health and housing in the Bronx, and how the protests after George Floyd’s death has affected youth in New York. Professor Diana Hernandez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Socio-medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She – a sociologist by training – researches and examines the intersections between the built environment (housing and neighborhoods), and poverty and health. Dr. Hernandez shares with us how and why the COVID-19 outbreak here in New York has had a particularly devastating impact on poor communities of color like the South Bronx where she grew up. Eddie Silverio…

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    Senior Meal Delivery and The USNS Comfort

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Encore Community Services and the task force on the USNS Comfort. Jeremy Kaplan is the Executive Director of Encore Community Services, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Encore has now expanded into a multidimensional agency providing a comprehensive array of services in the Times Square area and beyond. Jeremy shares with us how Encore Community Services assists those homebound seniors that it works with, like securing nutritious meals during the pandemic, as well as helping them deal with the social isolation that accompanies social distancing requirements. Commander Kerry Hudson,…

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    Commemorating “Laudato Si” and a look at Catholic Charities Chicago during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the church and the environment, and also the effects of the pandemic on the people of Chicago. Jonathan Pruitt is the Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, CA. He works with the local Catholic community and other partners to advocate for sustainable and just community growth and the improvement of air quality, as well as to reduce the impact of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The worldwide Church is commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter on the Care of Our Common Home:…

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    COVID-19 in Uganda and The “Screened Out” Documentary

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how COVID-19 has affected international countries like Uganda and also talks to the writer and director of the documentary ‘Screened Out.’ Haydee Diaz is the Head of Program for Catholic Relief Services in the African country of Uganda where she oversees a portfolio of health, agriculture, and emergency programs serving over 1 million people in the country. Haydee talks to us about the work that she and her colleagues have been doing to help the local people confront not only the health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic but also the massive disruption it causes its livelihoods, safety, and social…

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Day Laborers in Yonkers and Expectant Mothers at Maternity Residences for Homeless Women

    On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the pandemic has impacted day laborers and homeless pregnant women in New York. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Yonkers, New York. Esmeralda talks to us about the work that she and her office do with Day Laborers, men and women who work in the informal economy whose means of support has been decimated by the social distancing strictures and industry closures that have been put in place to fight the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Esmeralda talks about what Catholic Charities has been doing to help these families survive and start…

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    COVID-19’s Impact on Union Workers in the US and Services to Vulnerable Populations

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on union workers and also the changes in services to vulnerable New Yorkers. Stuart Appelbaum is the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), a national Union that primarily represents workers in retail stores, supermarkets, food processing plants and supermarkets across the United States. When so many of the workers represented by RWDSU are providing food for all of us under often difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances, Stuart shares the difficulties that workers are currently facing in this crisis, and what lessons we should learn from the COVID-19 pandemic about work…

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    Pursuing Investment Strategies that Incorporate Catholic Social Principles and Discussing the Global Impact of the Coronavirus

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Catholic investing and also the impact of the coronavirus. Thomas Lanctot is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Investment Services, a Boston-based nonprofit organization founded which helps Catholic entities and institutions invest their assets according to socially responsible Catholic investment guidelines. Tom talks to us about the work of Catholic Investment Services and how Catholic institutions can actually “do good” and “avoid doing evil” in the world at large. Thomas Bollyky, J.D. is a Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics and Development at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. Tom is also the author of the…

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    Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl Help Families around the World and Working towards Turning the Tide on Homelessness in New York City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Catholic Relief Service’s Lent effort: Rice Bowl. He also looks into the homelessness issue in New York. Rachel Malinowski is a Specialist in Instructional Design and Training at Catholic Relief Services. During this First Week of Lent, Rachel talks to us a bit about CRS’s Rice Bowl, the Lenten Program of Catholic Relief Services, and how it encourages and gives opportunities to Catholic families to participate in the traditional Lenten practices of prayer and almsgiving to support our brothers and sisters in concrete ways in the developing world whose communities are assisted by CRS. Commissioner Steven Banks is…