• 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…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    “The Heart of Nuba” and the Importance of Sports

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the creator of “The Heart of Nuba” and a CYO coach on the importance of sports. Ken Carlson, an independent filmmaker with Carlson Films, Incorporated, talks to Msgr Sullivan about directing and producing his new film: “The Heart of Nuba” which follows the work of Catholic Dr. Tom Catena – a personal friend of Ken Carlson – who serves the needs of the forgotten people of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as the only surgeon for 200 miles. The film will be released theatrically on Friday – April 6th. Here is a link to video clips from a recent…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    JustLove’s Look at Youth Activism and Civic Engagement

    Dr. Martin Carney, Ph.D.  is a Teacher of Religious Studies at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Dr. Carney – a long time participant in Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Good Friday Way of the Cross – and Msgr. Sullivan will be talking about Fordham Prep’s decade-long participation in Pax Christi Metro New York’s Good Friday Way of the Cross, and how it encourages the youth who participate in it to reflect on contemporary social issues in light of the Passion of our Lord. Brother Tyrone Davis, Director of the Office of Black Ministries of the Archdiocese of New York, talks to Msgr. Sullivan aboout “March for Our Lives” taking…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Stories of Adversity and Inspiration

    Patrick Walsh, Executive Producer of the new BS sitcom: “Living Biblically”  which looks at the life of the character “Chip Curry” – a modern man at the crossroads of his life who decides to live in strict accordance with the Bible with the help of his wife, friends, his parish priest and a Rabbi friend, talks to Msgr. Kevin Sullivan about how he hopes that the show “Living Biblically” will help bring Biblical religion to prime-time television while welcoming non-believers to watch as well. Alexa Hui and Logan Tingley, students at  St. Thomas Aquinas High School down in Fort Lauderdale Florida, talk with Msgr. Sullivan about the tragic events that…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    JustLove’s Look at the Superbowl, & Catholic Schools Week

      On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about Superbowl  LII and Catholic Schools Week. Dr. Anna V. Ramirez-Adam, who is the Principal of Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic School in the Washington Heights neighborhood of NYC will be in the studio.  Dr. Ramirez-Adam and Msgr. Sullivan will be talking about her 35 years of experiences teaching in parochial schools in New York City as well as South Florida, and what – in her opinion – are some of the most essential elements of a Catholic education today. Catholic Schools Week began on Monday, January 28th  and ended on Friday February 3rd Given that this Sunday – February…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Martin Luther King’s Legacy & Youth Today, Plus Making & Keeping Resolutions in 2018

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on two guests who’ll cover Martin Luther King’s legacy and today’s youth, as well as keeping effective 2018 resolutions. Joining us in the studio is Keith Guerrant, a Pierre Toussaint Scholar and a Marketing and Communications Major at the  University of Connecticut. Keith, who is in his Junior year at UConn is also President of the Kappa Delta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at his school. Msgr. Sullivan and Keith will be talking about relevancy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life, mission and ministry for today’s younger generation. Also on the show is Tim Herrera who is  The New York Times “Smarter Living” Editor. Tim…