• 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,…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Highlighting Local Volunteers Work with Refugees & UN’s 73 General Assembly Opens

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees and the important work of the United Nations in peacekeeping.  Kathie O’Callaghan is the President and Founder of Hearts and Homes for Refugees – a grassroots non-profit organization located in Westchester County, New York, dedicated to welcoming, protecting and advocating for refugees in the local community and abroad. Kathie joins Msgr. Sullivan in studio to discuss the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees, how she and other volunteer members welcomed a Syrian refugee family of six to their community back in 2017, and how they have sustained the involvement of very…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    National Grandparent’s Day and the Feast of the Virgin Mary’s Birthday

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about National Grandparent’s Day and the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jaia Peterson Lent, MSW is the Deputy Executive Director of Generations United, a national policy and advocacy organization devoted to intergenerational collaboration in Washington D.C. Jaia is a leading voice on issues affecting families headed by grandparents testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding grandparents raising children on account of the Opioid Crisis back in March 2017. She and Monsignor discuss the increasing number of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives across the country, the reasons for this growth, and what services…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination and Day Laborers on Labor Day Weekend 2018

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and also the work of day laborers as a celebration of Labor Day. Professor Patrick McKinley Brennan is a Professor of Law and the John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies at Villanova School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prof. Brennan, who attended Yale College with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will be discussing the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court seat, recently vacated by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, with Msgr. Sullivan. They will also talk about the history of Catholics on the Supreme Court and what role…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Pope Francis’ Revisions to the Death Penalty and the “World Meeting of Families” in Dublin, Ireland

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s revision to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty and also his attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Prof. Cara Drinan J.D. is a Professor of Law at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.. Prof. Drinan, who criminal law and criminal procedure at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 2006, discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the death penalty and its application here in the United States in light of the Pope Francis’s recent revision to the Catechism regarding the inadmissibility of the death penalty’s application. Brady Funn III…

  • JustLove,  Puerto Rico Visit

    Social Justice Aspects of the V Enuentro and CUNY Students Help Rebuilding Puerto Rico

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the V Encuentro Conference and the continued recovery of Puerto Rico. Richard Espinal is the Associate Director for Parish and Community Engagement for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a member of the Region II (New York State) Planning Committee for V Encuentro. Richard will be discussing some of the social justice aspects and concerns that are in discussion as part of the planning for the “V Encuentro” which will be taking place down in Grapevine, Texas from September 20th to 23rd. Ian Morris from Queens, New York, is a college senior at CUNY’s Hunter College…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Rural Migrant Families and the Push Factors that Drive Migration from Central America

    On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about migrant families and what drives migration. Flor Espinosa-Araque is the Center Director for the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center up in Kingston, New York. ABCD is a non-profit dedicated to providing the highest quality early childhood education and social services to farm worker and other eligible families up in Ulster County, New York, and its environs. Flor, who has worked with ABCD affiliated centers both Kingston and Middletown New York since 2003, will be discussing with Msgr. Sullivan the work of the ABCD Centers as well as the lives of the migrant and immigrant families that she serves in…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Look on Teaching Heroism

    This week on JustLove, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about teaching heroism to our communities and giving teens an alternative to a life on the street as the murder case of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz continues to unravel. Dr. Phillip Zimbardo was a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University until 2003 and Founder of the Heroic Imagination Project. The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) is a non-profit organization that develops and implements education programs, research and public initiatives to inspire and encourage everyday heroism. Dr. Zimbardo will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about the mission of HIP is to help people take effective action in challenging situations, preparing them to act with integrity,…