• JustLove

    Potential for a Peace-Filled Future & Remembering the Significance of Mary on the Immaculate Conception Feast Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about peace in the world and Mary’s role throughout Advent. Michelle Breslauer is the Director of North American Operations for the Institute of Economics and Peace, a think tank dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in the way that the world thinks about peace using data-driven research to show that peace is a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well-being and development. During this week that we commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the United States entering the Second World War with the bombing of the United States Navy Fleet there by the then Empire of Japan, Michelle talks…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    #WorldAIDSDay and The Giving Machine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about World AIDS Day and Catholic Charities of NY’s partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints for the Giving Machines. Andrea Combs, along with other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, partnered with a group of local and international charities – including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York – in a kick-off event and ribbon cutting ceremony outside the Mormon Temple in New York City to officially open New York City’s first “Giving Machines.” The Giving Machines are vending machines that allow users to purchase various items, including socks, meals,…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove

    Thanksgiving with Catholic Charities of Chicago and Amazon comes to Long Island City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the various ways that Catholic Charities celebrates Thanksgiving with those they serve, and – on what is arguably the biggest retail weekend of the year – a look at the recent deal by Amazon to build a hub in Long Island City. Msgr. Michael M. Boland is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. On this Thanksgiving weekend, Msgr. Boland will be sharing with our listeners two particular ways that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrates Thanksgiving with those that they serve: a Thanksgiving Celebration for Refugees sponsored by the Junior…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    Review of Midterm Elections 2018 and How Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice Allows for Greater Charity & Compassion in the Community

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the mid-term elections and the World Day of the Poor. Lucas Swanepoel, Esq. who is the Vice President of Social Policy down at Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia; Lucas will be sharing with Msgr. Sullivan and our listeners a rundown of this past week’s midterm elections – which took place back on Tuesday, November 6th – and what changes there have been in the political landscape, and what those changes may bode for Catholics who are engaged in policy debates and political advocacy in the coming 116th Congress and beyond. Fr. John Higgins –- who is a…

  • JustLove

    Running the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon and Discussing Democracy on the Lead Up to the Midterm Election Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon and the Mid-term Elections. James Walsh is Senior Director of Consumer Markets with CenturyLink and will be running in support of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York in this year’s TCS New York City Marathon. James shares with our listeners a bit about how he has been preparing to participate in this year’s marathon, as well as sharing about his motivation for running – his late mother, who was a devout Catholic woman whom Catholic Charities helped years back when she was raising James and his siblings as a single…

  • JustLove

    How Religious Belief Can Influence Our Understanding of the Supernatural and Looking for God in All the Wrong Music

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Halloween and looks for spiritual meaning in secular music. Regina Hansen, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric at Boston University’s College of General Studies and author of the book: “Roman Catholicism and Fantastic Film”. During this weekend preceding Halloween, Dr. Hansen, whose research interests include study of the supernatural and the fantastic in literature, film and popular culture, talks about how religious belief and sub-text has had a significant impact on the genres of fantasy, horror and other expressions of the fantastic in film and other venues in popular culture over the years. Fanny Gomez is the Social…

  • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

    The Midterm Elections and GiGi’s Playhouse NYC

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the upcoming midterm elections, as well as the work of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. Senator Nicholas Spano is a former New York State Senator and Assembly-member is currently the President of Empire Strategic Planning, a professional, non-partisan, full service consulting firm specializing in government advocacy, public affairs, and business development. Senator Spano spent almost 30 years in New York State government representing the people of Yonkers, New York. He talks to Monsignor Sullivan about his experience in government and any insights and predictions he might have for the upcoming midterm elections taking place on this upcoming Election Day: Tuesday, November…

  • JustLove

    Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the World Day Against the Death Penalty

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the significance of the Life and Ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero before his canonization of Catholic efforts to abolish the death penalty. Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., a Jesuit priest born and raised in Quinto, Ecuador and is currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish on Staten Island, is traveling over to Rome to this week to participate with Pope Francis – who was Father Hernan’s own personal Jesuit Superior, Pastor and Spiritual Advisor – and the Bishops of El Salvador in the Canonization Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday October 14th.…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

    International Day of the Older Person and the Youth Synod on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation”

    On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to us about International Day of the Older Person and the Youth Synod on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation.” Lisa Marsh Ryerson is the President of the AARP Foundation, the affiliated charity of the American Association of Retired Persons. Lisa talks to Monsignor Sullivan about a survey on loneliness among older adults ages 45 years and older that the AARP Foundation commissioned entitled “Loneliness and Social Conditions: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older.” The survey was released back on Monday, September 24th. Lisa shares some of the findings of that survey as well as…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    The Impact of Hurricane Florence and Sharing the “Good News” Stories of the Work of CREATE, Inc.

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how Catholic Charities in Charleston, South Carolina has been helping the victims of Hurricane Florence and the work of CREATE, Inc. with young men in New York City. Kelly Kaminski, LMSW is the Director of Disaster Services, of Catholic Charities of Charleston, South Carolina. Kelly, who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Catholic Charities of South Carolina in the Pee Dee Region in the Northeastern corner of the State, updates Msgr. Sullivan and our listeners about the impact that Hurricane Florence and the flooding that its rain has caused has had on her state over the past 10 days,…