• JustLove

    Christian Communities in Iraq 5 years after ISIS Invasion & 400th Anniversary of 1st Africans to Arrive in Colonial America

    On this weekend’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at the recovery of the Christian community of the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq 5 years after their displacement by the forces of ISIS and remembering the first Africans to arrive in British Colonial America on the 400th Anniversary of their arrival in the New World. Michel Constantin is the Regional Director for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Northern Iraq and the Emergency Response Coordinator for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. During the 5 year Anniversary of the Invasion of the Nineveh Plain in Northern Iraq by the forces of ISIS this month, Michel shares the continuing struggles of…

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    Just Love’s Look at Woodstock, and Pastoral Responses to the Violence in Dayton and El Paso

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and also the tragic shooting at Dayton and El Paso. Dr. Steve Waksman, Ph.D. is a Professor of American Studies and Music, and Chair of the Music Department at Smith College. Dr. Waksman talks about the original Woodstock that may not be generally known, as well as what impact and significance the rock festival had on contemporary music and culture. Bishop Mark J. Seitz is the Bishop of El Paso, Texas and talks about how the Diocese of El Paso is seeking to reach out to those who have been impacted by the…

  • JustLove,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

    Puerto Rico’s Continued Struggles Almost Two Years After Hurricane Maria and Disability and Social Inclusion

    On this weekend’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current status of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the protests on the island; and he discusses Disability and Social Inclusion during the week we remember the 29th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dr. Edwin Melendez, Ph.D. is a Professor of Urban Affairs and the Director of The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Nearly two years since Hurricane Maria made its devastating landfall on the island of Puerto Rico back on September 20, 2017, the island and its people continue to struggle to recover. Dr.…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Catholic Charities’ Assistance for Immigrants and Refugees and Rocket Scientist Turned Nun

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current immigration issues in the US and also he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of Catholic Charities of New York’s Immigration and Refugee Services which serves the immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and the Hudson Valley. During a week when the current Administration has announced impending immigration enforcement actions as well as new efforts to drastically limit asylum claims at the United States’ southern border, Mario talks about some of what he has been hearing and seeing regarding immigration enforcement in communities…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Summer Youth Mission Trips and Discussing French American Relations on Bastille Day

    Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about youth camps that also have a mission element to them and for Bastille Day we look at French and American relations. Kelly Naas is the Manager of Public Relations and Summer Director for Catholic Heart Workcamps, a week-long service camp experience that provides youth groups, teens and adult leaders with service opportunities to restore homes and hearts, to feed the hungry and lift the spirits of children, the elderly and disable through partnerships with domestic and international social service providers. Kelly talks to Monsignor about the experiences of Catholic Heart Workcamp Campers and how – through service experiences and the Sacraments – they are making…

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    Discussing the True Meaning of the Fourth of July & Native American Sovereignty on Tribal Lands

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Fourth of July and also Native American Lands in the US. Soraya Diase Coffelt is a former Judge in the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands and a children’s author. During Fourth of July weekend, Soraya shares some important lessons that we can share with young people about what causes us to remember and celebrate this special day in our country’s history many hundreds of years after it first happened, and what the source of guidance through this struggle for independence, freedom, and equality was. Prof. Lindsay Robertson, J.D., Ph.D. is the Faculty Director of the Center for…

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

    Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth and the Important Right to Religious Freedom

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the LGBTQ youth who are homeless in New York and the right to religious freedom around the world. Sr. Nancy Downing, CND, Esq. is the Executive Director of Covenant House New York, a lawyer, and a Religious Sister in the Congregation of Notre Dame. During this week that many events across the globe will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising that began the modern LGBTQ Movement, Sr. Nancy talks about the programs, services, and assistance that Covenant House New York offers LGBTQ young people, who have a 120% higher risk of becoming homeless than their non-LGBTQ…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes. Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Rachel shares a bit about her work at Common Earth Gardens which is dedicated to improving the lives of refugee families in the Louisville community through participation in agricultural opportunities in local community gardens and farms there. Ray Lopez is the Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    The History of Flags & Wage Theft Recovery Win for Day Laborers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Flag Day and the ongoing wage theft of day laborers. Tim Marshall is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of the 2017 book “A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols.” To highlight “Flag Day,” Tim Marshall talks about the history of flags themselves, the meaning and symbolism behind them, and how they have been used throughout history to unite and separate people. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Younkers, New York where – among other programs – she oversees Catholic Charities Obresros Unidos Program. Esmeralda…