Thanksgiving Day Show

On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests and one family about supporting those in need on Thanksgiving.

Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer  of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be joining the show on the phone. Cynthia will be updating our listeners about how her organization is helping the displaced recover from Hurricane Harvey, as well as how they are helping to feed the less fortunate in the Archdiocese  of Galveston-Houston on Thanksgiving Day

The Tone family – Don, Cathleen, and their daughter Maggie (age 15 years) – are parishioners of  Resurrection Parish  in Rye, NY.  The Family will be speaking to Msgr. Sullivan about their experience volunteering  for the past 7 years – down at  “Part of the Solution – P.O.T.S.”  in the Bronx. They and other families from their parish annually help to serve nearly 1,000 meals – including 230 freshly cooked turkeys – to people visiting the P.O.T.S. community dining room on Thanksgiving Day.

Richard Espinal, Associate Director for Parish and Community Engagement  in the  Department of Social & Community Development at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Richard will be sharing with our listeners a bit about Catholic CharitiesCampaign for Charity and Justice” collection, which is being held here in the Archdiocese of New York on the occasion of the first “World Day of the Poor” declared by Pope Francis on November 19th

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Saint Patrick’s Day & Continuing to Make Lent Great Again!

Rabbi Jon Leener & Kyle Clifford

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests focused on St. Patrick’s Day and Lent. 

Kyle Clifford, Vice President of Development for The Ireland Fund will be discussing the work of his organization and how it contributes to the development of “peace, culture and charity.” The Ireland Fund is a global fundraising network for people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland. It is dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace, reconciliation, arts, culture education and community development throughout Ireland.

Rabbi Jon Leener co-founder of BASE-Brooklyn will be speaking with Monsignor about Lent and the practices of fasting, charity, prayer and service in the Jewish Tradition. BASE-Brooklyn is a Jewish Community committed to pluralism and is founded on 3 core principles: hospitality, learning and service. This group is an affiliate of Hillel International and supported by the UJA-Federation of New York

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Thanksgiving & Black Friday


Barbara Turk & Christopher Cox

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan will be speaking with two guests about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Barbara Turk who is  Director of Food Policy  for New York City’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services will be talking about the work of the of the New York City Office of Food Policy and what her Office is doing to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable and nutritious food. Also on the show is Christopher Cox who is Campaign Manager of The Human Thread  – a Catholic advocacy organization dedicated to fostering Catholic awareness of labor and safety issues effecting garment workers in the developing world promoting solidarity between consumers of clothing and the people that produce them. He will be speaking with Msgr.  about his organization’s current postcard campaign urging consumers to encourage Macy’s and Kohls add fair trade clothing items to their stores. The campaign began on Labor Day and concludes on this Friday – Black Friday – November 25th  

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The Ethiopian Drought


Left to Right: Kim Pozniak & Alex De Waal

On JustLove  Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on how Ethiopia is facing a historic drought due to climate change. On the show, Kim Pozniak Communications Officer of Global Emergencies and Sub-Saharan Africa at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) talks about how CRS is aiding Ethiopian citizens. Monsignor Sullivan also talks to Alex De Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. They discuss whether or not the era of great famine is over.

Tune Into Just Love to Hear About Public Health and Food Security

L-R: Jacquie Berglun & Mary Flynn

L-R: Jacquie Berglun & Mary Flynn

On JustLove, guests discuss with Monsignor Sullivan ways in which their helping to improve public health.  Mary Flynn, Supervisor and Chief Research Dietitian for The Miriam Hospital  and Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University talks about a six week cooking program of plant based recipes for improving food security, body weight and food purchases for pantry clients. While Jacquie Berglund, CEO and Co-Founder of Finnegans talks about her company being the first beer company in the world to donate 100% of profits to fund fresh produce for those in need.

Feeding Our Neighbors Interfaith Partnership

L-R: Rev. Brady Funn and Margaret Tran

L-R: Rev. Brady Funn and Margaret Tran

Monsignor Sullivan focuses this week’s JustLove on the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign happening Sunday, January 24th through Sunday, January 31st, 2016.  On the show, two guests are invited to speak about their interfaith partnership with Catholic Charities and UJA Federation of New York.  Hear Rev. Brady Funn, Faith Based Initiatives Programs Manager at FPWA and Margaret Tran, Regional Organizer of Bread for the World speak about how the partnership is making a difference in the lives of those who are hungry and in need.

Learn more about Feeding Our Neighbors


Learn How Organizations Are Empowering Mothers With HIV/AIDS & Feeding The Hungry Through Local Restaurants


L-R: Robert Lee & Frank Beadle de Palmo

On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses the show on feeding the hungry. Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine talks about how his organization partners with over 30 local restaurants and markets to secure food donations.  And as World AIDS Day approaches, this episode also focuses on helping those effected by HIV/AIDs abroad. Frank Beadle de Palmo, President and CEO of mothers2mothers, an organization that focuses on paediatric HIV/AIDS, talks about how it trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV.

On JustLove, Listen In to Learn About Teaming Up with Goya in Feeding Our Neighbors and National Geographic’s Food Initiative


L-R: Bob Unanue & Kaitlin Yarnall

On JustLove, listen in as Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Kaitlin Yarnall, Executive Editor, National Geographic about National Geographic’s food initiative. Also on the show is  Bob Unanue, President of  Goya Foods. Msgr and Mr. Unanue speak about Goya Gives and their recent donation of 300,000 pounds of food to our Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign.

Tune In to JustLove to Hear About One Human Family: Food for All Week of Action

David and Darcie

L-R: David Beckmann and Darcie Nielsen

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World. They discuss Bread for the World’s campaign against domestic and international hunger. Also on the show is Darcie Nielsen, Director of Live the Fast, Inc. Nielsen and Msgr. talk about Live the Fast’s online community and how it helps people grow in faith.

Join the Discussion on Confronting Poverty Nationally and Locally on JustLove


Brian R. Corbin

msgr sullivan and katarina three

Karolina May & Msgr. Sullivan

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Brian R. Corbin, Senior Vice-President of Social Policy at Catholic Charities USA. They discuss how is Catholic Charities USA addressing the ongoing tragedy of  Americans living in poverty.Also on the show is Karolina May, Director of Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association. Msgr. and Ms. May discuss how does the Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association work to empower those who are formerly homeless.