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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…

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

    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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    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…

  • 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…