• Lent,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Just Love’s Good Friday and Easter Show

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and about Good Friday. Patricia Tursi is the Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, New York. The center is a home for children and young people with medically complex conditions. Pat talks to Monsignor about what life is like for the young people at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center as well as the situation of aging out after being 21 years old, and what solutions are being proposed to assist these young people who “age out” of care at the Pediatric Center. Stephanie Gabaud is an 18-year-old resident of Elizabeth…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

    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…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    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…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

    International Day of the Older Person and the Youth Synod on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation”

    On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to us about International Day of the Older Person and the Youth Synod on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation.” Lisa Marsh Ryerson is the President of the AARP Foundation, the affiliated charity of the American Association of Retired Persons. Lisa talks to Monsignor Sullivan about a survey on loneliness among older adults ages 45 years and older that the AARP Foundation commissioned entitled “Loneliness and Social Conditions: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older.” The survey was released back on Monday, September 24th. Lisa shares some of the findings of that survey as well as…

  • 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,…

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

    Rural Migrant Families and the Push Factors that Drive Migration from Central America

    On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about migrant families and what drives migration. Flor Espinosa-Araque is the Center Director for the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center up in Kingston, New York. ABCD is a non-profit dedicated to providing the highest quality early childhood education and social services to farm worker and other eligible families up in Ulster County, New York, and its environs. Flor, who has worked with ABCD affiliated centers both Kingston and Middletown New York since 2003, will be discussing with Msgr. Sullivan the work of the ABCD Centers as well as the lives of the migrant and immigrant families that she serves in…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Look on Teaching Heroism

    This week on JustLove, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about teaching heroism to our communities and giving teens an alternative to a life on the street as the murder case of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz continues to unravel. Dr. Phillip Zimbardo was a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University until 2003 and Founder of the Heroic Imagination Project. The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) is a non-profit organization that develops and implements education programs, research and public initiatives to inspire and encourage everyday heroism. Dr. Zimbardo will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about the mission of HIP is to help people take effective action in challenging situations, preparing them to act with integrity,…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    The death of Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz, Combating Gang Violence in the Bronx, and Social Justice Summer Camps

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be talking about the tragic death of 15 year old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz and also social justice summer camps for youth. Father Jonathan Morris, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx, celebrated the funeral mass on last Wednesday – June 27th – for 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman after he was killed in an alleged case of mistaken identity by members of the Trinitarios street gang. Fr. Morris will be speaking about Lesandro and his family and what is being done to address gang violence in that Bronx neighborhood where Lesandro’s murder took place. Stephanie Peddicord, President at the…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Providing Help and Hope to Families at the Border and a Review on the Summer Solstice

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the separation of families at the border and he also talks about the Summer Solstice. Kenneth Ferrone, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the help that Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico is providing to detained parents and their children on our southern border. Kenneth also talks about the situation with a locally detained Guatemalan asylum seeker who recently contacted Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico about his 7-year-old daughter who was separated from him by immigration enforcement agents only to be transferred to a detention facility in New York. Catholic…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Mother’s Day 2018

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will focus on Mother’s Day. Prof. Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo, who is the Edith and Arthur Earley Assistant Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity will be calling into the studio. Given the fact that this weekend we are celebrating “Mother’s Day” on Sunday, May 13th, Msgr. Sullivan and Professor Gandolfo – who herself is mother of four young children – will be discussing the role and influence of mothering. They will specifically discuss the role of the Blessed Mother Mary – in Christian Theology, and how her own experience of mothering has influenced and…