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    Taxes and National Volunteers Week

    Prof. Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., a Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the topic of “Justice in Taxation” which is the topic of a soon to be published book Prof. Kennedy completed for the Acton Institute. Linda Eddy, the Dutchess County Coordinator for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (“Creating Assets, Savings and Hope”), talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the work of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition in providing free volunteer federal and state tax preparation for low to moderate income working families and individuals in an effort to helping them save money and improve their financial stability.…

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    “The Heart of Nuba” and the Importance of Sports

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the creator of “The Heart of Nuba” and a CYO coach on the importance of sports. Ken Carlson, an independent filmmaker with Carlson Films, Incorporated, talks to Msgr Sullivan about directing and producing his new film: “The Heart of Nuba” which follows the work of Catholic Dr. Tom Catena – a personal friend of Ken Carlson – who serves the needs of the forgotten people of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as the only surgeon for 200 miles. The film will be released theatrically on Friday – April 6th. Here is a link to video clips from a recent…

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    April Fool’s Day Easter Sunday

    “We are fools for Christ” 1 Corinthians 4:10 Easter Eggs and Easter Jesus Compare and Contrast in Eleven Parts: You Choose   Rolling Fathers help their children roll Easter eggs along the ground; The Father of Jesus rolled away the stone and raised his dead son from the ground of the tomb.   Colors Easter eggs come in many colors; Easter Jesus comes and saves people of all colors!   Hard-boiled Easter eggs are hardboiled; When life around us is hardboiled the love of Easter Jesus can be soft and cuddly.   Shells Easter egg shells crack and then we throw them away as imperfect and not pretty enough; Easter…

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    JustLove’s Easter Show

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Easter. Fanny Gomez, Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and Msgr. Sullivan discuss Easter themes in popular music, including the songs:  “Crossroads” by Bone Thug and Harmony, and  “Rise” by Katy Perry. Hector Molina, a Catholic lay evangelist and the Chief Executive Officer of  Casting Nets Ministries based in St. Louis, Missouri, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about how we can live in the spirit of “Easter Hope” in difficult times without becoming discouraged. Listen Now.

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    Last Day of Lent

    Reflection of the Day: It is profoundly tragic that the last day of Lent is referred to as Spy Wednesday after Judas, the traitor who takes his own life in remorse. This makes even more compelling the celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Out of the depths I cried…. And the Lord heard my cry…   Tip:          Use your tongue today to speak a gentle, not condemnatory word of encouragement to someone who seems down or depressed. Click here for today’s reading.   Verse:   Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me  a well-trained tongue, That I might know how to speak to the weary a word…

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    Stay the Course through Holy Week

    Reflection of the Day: A wise colleague often says, “When climbing the mountain, it’s good to look back periodically and see how far we have come.” Today is the symbolic 39th day of Lent. We’ve come a long way. Only one more day remains of our Lenten discipline before we enter into the great celebrations of our Christian faith.   Tip of the Day: Recommit to making the time to celebrate the great feasts of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), Passion (Good Friday) & Resurrection (Easter).   Click here for today’s reading.   Verse of the Day: Isaiah 49:1-6 Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing,…

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    His Presence is Always Found

      Reflection of the Day: There is so much humanity in God’s world. Isn’t that the story of creation? As one of the stories goes, it was God’s garden and He made us humans and put us in it. It was a neat place with lots of good things and everything in order. Then things got messed up by “apple-gate” – as I like to call it. After that things weren’t so good and humans had to live in a big bad disordered world outside the garden. God didn’t abandon us, but he made it harder to figure things out by allow things to get pretty messed up and now…

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    Pass on the Power of Prayer

    Abraham is Father and Patriarch to Jews, Christians & Muslims.  God told our Father Abraham that he and his descendants must keep his covenant throughout the ages.  I can’t speak for other ages, but our age is not doing so well.  How can we, the “People of the Book”, betray our roots and our God so often in the way we discriminate and express hate and carry out violence toward those who are not of our religion?  For those Christians, we best make our attitude toward Jews and Muslims a serious examination of our consciences as we enter into Holy Week.  The prayers and readings of Good Friday and the…

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    Thank God for the Kind People

    I can figure out two reasons why Jesus annoyed the people of his time. The first is the traditional understanding. The political and religious leadership thought he was getting too popular and might usurp their respective spheres of power and authority. That’s understandable, even if not noble. But the other reason you and I can relate to. Sometimes individual who are kind, humble, giving and content can make us jealous, frustrated, and even angry? So maybe that’s why some others didn’t follow Jesus. Well, maybe in our time we should think about those kind and loving people as God’s gift to the world and to ourselves. We might learn from…

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    JustLove’s Look at Youth Activism and Civic Engagement

    Dr. Martin Carney, Ph.D.  is a Teacher of Religious Studies at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Dr. Carney – a long time participant in Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Good Friday Way of the Cross – and Msgr. Sullivan will be talking about Fordham Prep’s decade-long participation in Pax Christi Metro New York’s Good Friday Way of the Cross, and how it encourages the youth who participate in it to reflect on contemporary social issues in light of the Passion of our Lord. Brother Tyrone Davis, Director of the Office of Black Ministries of the Archdiocese of New York, talks to Msgr. Sullivan aboout “March for Our Lives” taking…