• Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Talking about Homelessness at the U.N. and a Catholic Response to Migration

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about global homeless and migration. Lydia Stazen is the Executive Director of the Institute of Global Homelessness, a non-profit organization based in Chicago that is dedicated to supporting an emerging global movement to end street homelessness. This week, the United Nations is holding its 58th Commission for Social Development dedicated this year to examine the issue of homelessness. Lydia shares with us some of the proceedings she has been part of, what has been resolved about the state of the homeless around the world, and what next steps the United Nations, advocacy organizations like her own Institute of Global Homelessness,…

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    Discussing the Iowa Caucus and the Question of Football becoming a New Religion in America

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the upcoming Iowa Caucus and how football has become more of a religion in America. Prof. Timothy Hagle, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. Given that the Iowa Caucuses will be taking place on this Monday, February 3rd, Prof. Hagle shares with us all about the Iowa Caucuses: what they are, how they work, why they are important, and even what we might expect next week when Iowans go to their Polling Places on Monday. Tanya Jones, M.S. is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Texas where she is studying Physical…

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    MainChance Drop-in Homeless Center and JustLove’s look at “Rehumanize International”

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about a homeless shelter near Grand Central Station, and he also learns more about work of the Advocacy Group “Rehumanize International.” Sueranna “Sue” Antoine, MSW is the Program Director of the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation’s “MainChance” Drop-in Center located on East 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan. Sue talks about all the work of the MainChance Drop-in Center and why it was founded in the late 1980s, how it has worked over the years to address the needs of vulnerable homeless individuals for housing, food, medical care, social work services and a place to safely spend the night,…

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    Earthquakes in Puerto Rico and Martin Luther King Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the ongoing earthquakes in Puerto Rico and he also looks at racial and ethnic economic disparities on Martin Luther King Day. Carmen Villafane is the Senior Vice President for Early Head Start & The Head Start Division in Puerto Rico of The New York Foundling. Carmen talks about some of the work of the Foundling’s Head Start Programs in Puerto Rico, which are located in 43 sites in 5 municipalities across the island, and the aftermath of the earthquakes. Dr. Valerie Wilson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy for the Economic…

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    Discussing the Legality and Ethics of the Killing of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and California’s Strained Quality of Life in Spite of a Booming Economy

    On this weekend’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about just war and the ethics behind the killing of General Suleimani. He also talks about California’s quality of life. Prof. Karen Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Director of The Center on National Security of Fordham University School of Law over in Lincoln Center. Prof. Greenberg talks about her perspective on the legality of the actions of the Administration in ordering the drone attack that took the life of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. Prof. Greenberg gives her thoughts on the ethics that underlie the decision to strike at Suleimani and the aftermath of that strike, particularly as is outlined in her…

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    Discussing Last-minute Fair Trade Christmas Gift Options and Netflix’s ‘The Two Popes’

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan explores fair trade gift options from Ten Thousand Villages and also talks to the Director and one of the leads of Netflix’s ‘The Two Popes.’ Doug Lapp is the Director of Artisan Relations of Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade non-profit retailer that operates a network of 50 branded stores and an e-commerce shop that connects artisans in the developing world with conscientious shoppers in the United States. Doug talks to us about the work of Ten Thousand Villages and how a purchase, either this Christmas or throughout the year, can help to support not only artisans in the developing…

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    JustLove’s Look at Ethical and Impactful Charitable Giving Ideas for Christmas 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about two different nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in areas around the world. Ben Bateman is the Head of Growth for GiveWell, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and promoting charitable organizations working primarily in the developing world that save or improve people’s lives the most per dollar donated. During this period prior to Christmas when many are considering giving gifts to worthy charities, Ben talks to us about the work of GiveWell, how and why it was founded back in 2007, and the model that they use to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of charities in…

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    A Look at Holy Rosary Indian Mission during Native American History Month & Pointers for Discussing Current Affairs at the Holiday Table

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in Mississippi with the people of the Choctaw Nation during Native American History Month, and shares some pointers for discussing current affairs and politics around the dining table during the Holidays. Fr. Mike Barth, S.T. is the General Custodian of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, a Catholic religious congregation of priests and brothers that has 37 missions serving parishes in inner-city neighborhoods and rural areas in 7 countries in the Americas. Fr. Barth shares with us the work of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Trinity, and…

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    Compiling the stories for “Sacred Shelter” and a Look at Beyonce singles Through a Religious Lense

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about homelessness in New York and looks at a couple of Beyonce songs with religious meaning. Susan Celia Greenfield is a Professor of English at Fordham University; author of Mothering Daughters: Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen; editor of Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing; and co-editor of Inventing Maternity: Politics, Science, and Literature, 1650–1865. She has also published many essays and short stories. Through the stories of “Scenes of Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing,” Susan Celia Greenfield follows the lives of thirteen people who experienced homelessness and…

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    Back Stage Look at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Learning More about the California Wildfires

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about what goes into organizing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and he also talks about the aftermath of the California wildfires. Rick Pomer is the Creative Director of Branded Entertainment for Macy’s in New York City and is the Creative Director for the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year will be the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will take place on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28th starting at 9:00 a.m. Included in this year’s line-up are Emmy-Award Winning Pose Actor Billy Porter, Latin Singer Ozuna, and Grammy-winning performers the Black-eyed Pease, TLC, Chicago, and Kelly…