• 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…

  • 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,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    A Conversation about Foster Care and Summer Youth Employment 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about New York’s foster care system and takes a look at summer employment for youth. Commissioner David Hansell is the Commissioner for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. Commissioner Hansell shares some information and trends regarding foster care here in the City of New York, and what New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is doing to improve the lives and experiences of the foster children in their care. Eddie Silverio is the Division Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Alianza Division here in the Archdiocese of New York. As we approach the end of the school year…

  • 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,…