• Lent,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Just Love’s Good Friday and Easter Show

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Elizabeth Setan Pediatric Center and about Good Friday. Patricia Tursi is the Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, New York. The center is a home for children and young people with medically complex conditions. Pat talks to Monsignor about what life is like for the young people at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center as well as the situation of aging out after being 21 years old, and what solutions are being proposed to assist these young people who “age out” of care at the Pediatric Center. Stephanie Gabaud is an 18-year-old resident of Elizabeth…

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    Passover and Volunterism

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Passover and volunteering alternatives to Spring Break. Rabbi Michael S. Miller is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Rabbi Miller speaks a bit about the work of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, as well as the celebration of Passover, which begins on Friday, April 19th – the same day that Catholics and other Christians commemorate Good Friday. Lisa Bowman is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for United Way Worldwide. With Spring Break commencing for colleges across the country and young people will…

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    A Look at Religious Freedom in the Islamic World and a Look at Volunteerism for National Volunteers Week 2019

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about freedom in Islam and National Volunteer Week. Prof. Daniel Philpott, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University and the author of the book “Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today.” Prof. Philpott talks about his finding is his book which examines the status of religious freedom in the world’s 47 Muslim majority countries, and where he sees the Islamic tradition containing “seeds of freedom” that are potentialities for developing a more robust understanding of religious freedom in the Islamic world in the future. Kara Cunnane…

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    Opening Day in Baseball

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about theology and baseball and how sports can help us be better people. Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez is both a Professor of Hispanic Theology and Ministry and Director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her theological research has concentrated on the connections between sports and theology – and particularly baseball. Dr. Carmen is also a life-long New York Yankee’s fan and shares a bit about those connections between baseball and theology, how baseball follows a rhythm much like the Liturgical Calendar, and some highlights from her upcoming book on the life of legendary…

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

    Children with Disabilities and International Down Syndrome Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the play “All Our Children” and International Down Syndrome Day. Stephen Unwin is a Theater and Opera Director, a Teacher and writer, and the author of the play “All Our Children,” a play about the often forgotten chapter of the Holocaust: the persecution, sterilization, and murder of hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945. Stephen talks to Monsignor about the few courageous souls that spoke out against these atrocities, and what compelled him to write this play on this topic in the first place. Jeanne Alter is the Executive Director of Kennedy…

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    Women in Sports and an RCIA Candidate’s Lenten Journey

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about women in sport and an RCIA candidate’s Lenten journey. Pamela M. Wheeler, Esq. is a lecturer in the Masters of Science Program in Sports Management at Columbia University and the Founding Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). To highlight Women’s History Month, Pam shares a bit about her role in the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association and its work in assisting women players in gaining rights and benefits, the obstacles women in sports face generally, and what can be done to help address those obstacles. Vito Rinaldi III is an Area Sales…

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    The Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela & Taking Lent Seriously

    On this week’s Just Love episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a deeper look at the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and also talks about how younger people are doing for Lent. Dr. Veronica Zubillaga, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Simon Bolivar down in Caracas, Venezuela. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Zubillaga talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the growing humanitarian and political crisis in her native Venezuela and what steps need to be taken to solve the crisis in that country. Kayla Auza is a Sophomore studying International Relations and…

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    A Shelter for Expecting Mothers and the “Spirituality of Service”

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about services that help expecting mothers get the support they need, and how we can incorporate service into Lent this year. Christopher Bell is the Founder and Director of Good Counsel, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities o the Archdiocese of New York that is dedicated to providing shelter and services to homeless pregnant women and their unborn children before, during and after their birth. Chris shares a bit about the 33-year history of Good Counsel Homes and how they continue to support homeless expectant mothers in difficult circumstances throughout their pregnancy, through the birth of their child and beyond.…

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    The 91st Academy Awards and Fashion

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor brings in one of the Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Shorts, and he also talks about fashion as Fashion Week comes to an end. Charlotte Silverman is an Alum of Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, California and a Producer of one of this year’s Academy Award-nominated Documentary Short Films: “Period. End of Sentence.” During this weekend when everyone’s attention is focused on this year’s 91st Annual Academy Awards, Charlotte talks about the story behind how she and her fellow students first conceived of producing the documentary, which chronicles their efforts to assist other young girls going through puberty in rural…

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    JustLove’s Valentine’s Day Show: Encouraging Healthy Marriages and the Real History Behind Saint Valentine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about healthy marriages and the history of St. Valentine. Robyn Cenizal is the Director of Family Strengthening for ICF, a global consulting and services agency, and the developer and Project Director for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, a Federally-funded, multi-faceted initiative that promotes the integration of healthy marriage and relationship education into the social service delivery system in order to strengthen families and move them to self-sufficiency. Robyn shares some tips on what makes marriages healthy, some core skills on what both partners need to make marriages healthy, and some…