• 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…

  • 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,…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    #WorldAIDSDay and The Giving Machine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about World AIDS Day and Catholic Charities of NY’s partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints for the Giving Machines. Andrea Combs, along with other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, partnered with a group of local and international charities – including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York – in a kick-off event and ribbon cutting ceremony outside the Mormon Temple in New York City to officially open New York City’s first “Giving Machines.” The Giving Machines are vending machines that allow users to purchase various items, including socks, meals,…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove

    Thanksgiving with Catholic Charities of Chicago and Amazon comes to Long Island City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the various ways that Catholic Charities celebrates Thanksgiving with those they serve, and – on what is arguably the biggest retail weekend of the year – a look at the recent deal by Amazon to build a hub in Long Island City. Msgr. Michael M. Boland is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. On this Thanksgiving weekend, Msgr. Boland will be sharing with our listeners two particular ways that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrates Thanksgiving with those that they serve: a Thanksgiving Celebration for Refugees sponsored by the Junior…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    Review of Midterm Elections 2018 and How Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice Allows for Greater Charity & Compassion in the Community

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the mid-term elections and the World Day of the Poor. Lucas Swanepoel, Esq. who is the Vice President of Social Policy down at Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia; Lucas will be sharing with Msgr. Sullivan and our listeners a rundown of this past week’s midterm elections – which took place back on Tuesday, November 6th – and what changes there have been in the political landscape, and what those changes may bode for Catholics who are engaged in policy debates and political advocacy in the coming 116th Congress and beyond. Fr. John Higgins –- who is a…

  • 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,…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    Taxes and National Volunteers Week

    Prof. Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., a Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the topic of “Justice in Taxation” which is the topic of a soon to be published book Prof. Kennedy completed for the Acton Institute. Linda Eddy, the Dutchess County Coordinator for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (“Creating Assets, Savings and Hope”), talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the work of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition in providing free volunteer federal and state tax preparation for low to moderate income working families and individuals in an effort to helping them save money and improve their financial stability.…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    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.…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove

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

    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…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Thanksgiving & Black Friday

      Photo: 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…