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    Children with Disabilities and International Down Syndrome Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the play “All Our Children” and International Down Syndrome Day. Stephen Unwin is a Theater and Opera Director, a Teacher and writer, and the author of the play “All Our Children,” a play about the often forgotten chapter of the Holocaust: the persecution, sterilization, and murder of hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945. Stephen talks to Monsignor about the few courageous souls that spoke out against these atrocities, and what compelled him to write this play on this topic in the first place. Jeanne Alter is the Executive Director of Kennedy…

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    Women in Sports and an RCIA Candidate’s Lenten Journey

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about women in sport and an RCIA candidate’s Lenten journey. Pamela M. Wheeler, Esq. is a lecturer in the Masters of Science Program in Sports Management at Columbia University and the Founding Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). To highlight Women’s History Month, Pam shares a bit about her role in the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association and its work in assisting women players in gaining rights and benefits, the obstacles women in sports face generally, and what can be done to help address those obstacles. Vito Rinaldi III is an Area Sales…

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    The Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela & Taking Lent Seriously

    On this week’s Just Love episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a deeper look at the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and also talks about how younger people are doing for Lent. Dr. Veronica Zubillaga, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Simon Bolivar down in Caracas, Venezuela. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Zubillaga talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the growing humanitarian and political crisis in her native Venezuela and what steps need to be taken to solve the crisis in that country. Kayla Auza is a Sophomore studying International Relations and…

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    A Shelter for Expecting Mothers and the “Spirituality of Service”

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about services that help expecting mothers get the support they need, and how we can incorporate service into Lent this year. Christopher Bell is the Founder and Director of Good Counsel, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities o the Archdiocese of New York that is dedicated to providing shelter and services to homeless pregnant women and their unborn children before, during and after their birth. Chris shares a bit about the 33-year history of Good Counsel Homes and how they continue to support homeless expectant mothers in difficult circumstances throughout their pregnancy, through the birth of their child and beyond.…

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    The 91st Academy Awards and Fashion

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor brings in one of the Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Shorts, and he also talks about fashion as Fashion Week comes to an end. Charlotte Silverman is an Alum of Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, California and a Producer of one of this year’s Academy Award-nominated Documentary Short Films: “Period. End of Sentence.” During this weekend when everyone’s attention is focused on this year’s 91st Annual Academy Awards, Charlotte talks about the story behind how she and her fellow students first conceived of producing the documentary, which chronicles their efforts to assist other young girls going through puberty in rural…

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    JustLove’s Valentine’s Day Show: Encouraging Healthy Marriages and the Real History Behind Saint Valentine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about healthy marriages and the history of St. Valentine. Robyn Cenizal is the Director of Family Strengthening for ICF, a global consulting and services agency, and the developer and Project Director for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, a Federally-funded, multi-faceted initiative that promotes the integration of healthy marriage and relationship education into the social service delivery system in order to strengthen families and move them to self-sufficiency. Robyn shares some tips on what makes marriages healthy, some core skills on what both partners need to make marriages healthy, and some…

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    Just Love’s Look at Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a look at the human trafficking crisis around the world and how Catholic Charities is helping combat the opioid crisis in New York. Erin D. Phelps is the Strategic Partnership Manager for The Freedom Fund, a London-based non-profit that identifies and invests in efforts to eradicate modern slavery in geographic “hot spots” with high incidences of human trafficking and slavery. Erin shares, not only what modern looks like in practice and who is impacted, but what they can do themselves to help end modern slavery. Megan Robbins is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and…

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    Just Love Looks at World Youth Day in Panama & Memorable National Anthem Performances at the Superbowl

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the 14th International World Youth Day taking place in Panama this week, as well as some memorable performances of our National Anthem at the Superbowl over the years. Christopher White is a National Correspondent for the online Catholic news service CRUX. Christopher is reporting on the 14th International World Youth Day taking place this week from Wednesday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 27th. He has attended two previous World Youth Days in Madrid in 2011, and Krakow in 2016 and will be sharing with our listeners his impressions on the ground, and what participants have been sharing with him of…

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    The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anti-Bullying in High Schools

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, his legacy and what he would think about the March for Life movement. He also talks about anti-bullying during No Name Calling Week. Dr. Ansel Augustine is the Development Director for the Sisters of the Holy Family down in New Orleans, Louisiana. On this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Dr. Augustine, former Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, talks about some connections and similar themes between the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Pro-life Movement, which holding its 46th Annual…

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    New Congress and the Jewish Community and Tradition in Secular Society

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the new Congress and discusses maintaining faith and religious tradition in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community. Dr. Elaine Kamarck, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at The Brookings Institution. Elaine speaks to Msgr. Kevin Sullivan about the just sworn in 116th United States Congress – the most diverse Congress ever seated – and what we can likely expect of this Congress over the coming two-year term. Dr. David N. Myers, Ph.D. is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History in the Department of History…