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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…

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    The Upcoming SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference and Reflections on Attending the recent Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his upcoming trip to Puerto Rico and the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares. New York State Assembly Woman Carmen De La Rosa for the 72nd District of the New York State Assembly joins us to talk about her work in the New York State Assembly and about her advocacy on behalf of both the documented and undocumented immigrant community in New York State. She will be attending the SOMOS Conference taking in Puerto Rico: SOMOS is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) 3 dedicated to raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the Latino community in collaboration with…

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    Running the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon and A Halloween Costume Drive for Children in Need

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to one of our marathon runners from Catholic Charities of Chicago. He also talks to Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia about their Halloween costume initiative. Tim Berry is a marathon runner from Chicago who will be running in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York this Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tim is currently homeless and eats his super most weeknights at Catholic Charities of Chicago’s LaSalle Street Headquarters. He talks to us about his upcoming participation in the New York City Marathon and why he feels so passionately…

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    Brazilian Indigenous Rights During Synod on Amazon & Situation in Northeastern Syria

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Synod on the Amazon and the church in Syria. Cecilia Iorio is a Program Manager for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)– the official aid agency of the Catholic Church of England and Wales. Cecilia shares with us about some of the work of CAFOD in her home country of Brazil, and particularly its work in the Amazon region of Brazil (which makes up approximately 40% of Brazil’s total land area). She talks to us about working with local tribes in that region to support indigenous rights, including environmental and land rights which is one of…

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    Reflections of the Canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman and Preparing for the Christmas Season with Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Box of Joy” Ministry

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor talks about the Canonization of now Saint John Henry Newman and “Box of Joy” Ministry. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion was in Rome this past weekend attending the Canonization Mass for the 19th Century British Cardinal John Henry Newman. She talks to us about Cardinal Newman as well as why now Saint Cardinal Newman is a particularly relevant saint for our current modern age. Jim Cavnar is the President and Co-Founder of Cross Catholic Outreach Inc., a Florida-based Catholic non-profit relief and development organization founded in 2001…

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    Exploring How Jewish Youth Live out Social Justice and Helping People Reenter Society After Involvement with the Justice System

    This weekend on Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan highlights Yom Kippur by learning more about social justice in Jewish youth, and he talks about education in our justice system. Cheryl Cook is the Executive Director of AVODAH – a national Jewish community organization that seeks to strengthen the Jewish community’s fight against poverty in the United States by engaging Jewish youth in service and community building opportunities rooted in the Jewish faith that enables and inspires them to become lifelong leaders for social change. Cheryl talks about the work of AVODAH in providing young Jewish men and women the opportunity to live and work together in pursuit of Jewish Talmudic…

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    The Student Climate Strike and Discussing Religious Inspiration for Fashion

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at the Global Student Climate Strike and he also discusses the inspiration behind the creation of fashion. Jessica Caron is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a Major in both Environmental and Hispanic Studies. She’s been serving as Program Manager for the Glen Rock Green Team, a green business recognition program of the Borough of Glen Rock that encourages socially beneficial behavior by local businesses. Jessica talks to us about the Climate Strike, what its objectives are, and what the hopes that she and other participants have for a future of climate justice. Caterine Sanchez is the Owner and…

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    The Relationship between Church Teaching & Labor, and CRS on Pope Francis’s Trip to Mozambique and Madagascar

    On this weekend’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Labor Day and the Pope’s trip to Mozambique and Madagascar. Clayton Sinyai, Ph.D. is the Executive Director for the Catholic Labor Network, an association of Catholic Union activists and clergy, religious and laity committed to Catholic Social Teaching on labor. Clayton talks about the work of the Catholic Labor Network and why Labor Unions continue to be an essential component of Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers. Don Rogers is the Church Engagement Advisor for Catholic Relief Services and talks to us about what Catholic Relief Services has been doing to improve…