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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…

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    JustLove New Year’s Show on Music’s Power to Unite and Pope Francis’s 2019 World Day of Peace Message

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Kathy Mattea about her music and Dr. Laurie Nathan about Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message. Kathy Mattea is an American Country Music Singer, Song-writer and Performer and released her 18th Album titled “Pretty Bird” in September 2018. Kathy talks to Monsignor about the journey she has taken during her singing career where – after discovering that her classically trained voice had changed after almost 30 years in the music business – she had to unlearn and then relearn how to sing over a three year period. She terms the “sacred” power of song to “bring people…

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    Christmas with Catholic Charities Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”

    On this Christmas edition of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the works of Catholic Charities in Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” Lisa Aquino is the Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Lisa – who was born and raised in Alaska, shares a bit about the work of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, and how they assist the vulnerable – the homeless, the hungry, and immigrants and refugees – in one of the Northern-most Dioceses in the country. Peter Rothstein is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da and the Creator and…

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    O Antiphons

    From December 17 through the 24th the introductions to various parts of the liturgy for each day include a specific antiphon with a title for God drawn from the Scriptures. Each addresses God, beginning with the address “O,” hence referred to as the “O” antiphons. These medieval antiphons form a wonderful series of Advent meditations. Added below each title is a contemporary reflection on each title. Some of the medievalists pointed out an interesting acrostic. The first letters of the Latin titles spell out the words: Ero cras. – So on Christmas Eve, the praying believer gets God’s response: “Tomorrow. I will be there.” KS We will be publishing one…

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    The Catholic Church in Nicaragua and JustLove’s look at Christmas Music 2018

    On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Catholic Church in Nicaragua and Christmas music from the perspective of important characters. Ines San Martin is the Rome Bureau Chief and Vatican Correspondent for the Catholic religious news service CRUX, Ines. Ines talks to us about the current civil unrest and protest against Daniel Ortega – the President of Nicaragua – and his Vice President and wife Rosario Murillo – that has been rocking that county since mid-April of this year, and how the Catholic Church has found itself caught in the middle as Nicaragua struggles between its past and its present. Fanny Gomez is the Social Media Specialist…

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    Potential for a Peace-Filled Future & Remembering the Significance of Mary on the Immaculate Conception Feast Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about peace in the world and Mary’s role throughout Advent. Michelle Breslauer is the Director of North American Operations for the Institute of Economics and Peace, a think tank dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in the way that the world thinks about peace using data-driven research to show that peace is a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well-being and development. During this week that we commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the United States entering the Second World War with the bombing of the United States Navy Fleet there by the then Empire of Japan, Michelle talks…

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    #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,…