• Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    National Grandparent’s Day and the Feast of the Virgin Mary’s Birthday

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about National Grandparent’s Day and the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jaia Peterson Lent, MSW is the Deputy Executive Director of Generations United, a national policy and advocacy organization devoted to intergenerational collaboration in Washington D.C. Jaia is a leading voice on issues affecting families headed by grandparents testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding grandparents raising children on account of the Opioid Crisis back in March 2017. She and Monsignor discuss the increasing number of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives across the country, the reasons for this growth, and what services…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Pope Francis’ Revisions to the Death Penalty and the “World Meeting of Families” in Dublin, Ireland

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s revision to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty and also his attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Prof. Cara Drinan J.D. is a Professor of Law at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.. Prof. Drinan, who criminal law and criminal procedure at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 2006, discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the death penalty and its application here in the United States in light of the Pope Francis’s recent revision to the Catechism regarding the inadmissibility of the death penalty’s application. Brady Funn III…

  • 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,…

  • 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,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Father’s Day Show and a Look at K-Pop

    On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Korean phenomenon K-Pop and Father’s Day. Fanny Gomez, Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will be speaking about another global phenomenon from Korea that has captured the world’s attention, namely Korean Popular Music, or “K-Pop,” during this week when the world attention was turned to the Korean Peninsula for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Prof. Claire Vallotton, Associate Professor for Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University, talks about some new research findings regarding the important role that Fathers play in the child’s development,…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Worker’s Wages and Dignity in the New Year

      On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan is speaking with two guests focused on Worker’s Wages and dignity in the New Year.  On the phone, Diana Ramirez  – who is the Deputy Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United as will be joining the show. Msgr. Sullivan and Diana will be talking about the work that she and her organization ROC United does to raise awareness of sexual harassment and other labor issues in the food service industry. Katie Johnston, a  Reporter for  The Boston Globe who concentrates on covering workplace and income inequality, joins us on the phone. In the month of January, 18 states across the country have increased…

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

    Looking Back on 2017 and Checking in at Bethlehem University on Christmas

    Photo: Fr. Eric Andrews & Bethlehem University On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about looking back on 2017. Joining us in the studio is Father Eric Andrews who is part of Paulist Fathers located in New York City. Father Eric and Msgr. Sullivan will be taking a look back on the events of 2017 and what impact they have had on the Church, our nation and the world. On the phone from Bethlehem, Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD who is the Vice Chancellor (President) of Bethlehem University  and Leen Hadweh – who is a 20 year old Palestinian Christian, Business Major and Student…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Is America Losing Its Moral Center?

    Suzanne Nossel & David Gibson On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests on whether America is losing its moral center. David Gibson who is Director at the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University will be speaking to Msgr. about his work there and a recent symposium the Center sponsored, titled: “An Imperfect Union: Has America Lost its Moral Center.”  The symposium, which given the example of major public figures ignoring the norms of moral behavior recently – asked questions about our national identity, and how we might be able to recover the basic civil society norms and customs that have kept the United States going through difficult times…

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

    Pope Francis’ Pastoral Journey to Myanmar & Bangladesh & Hospitality at the Leo House

      On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh and Hospitality at the Leo House with three guests. Catholic Relief Services Emergency Communications Director Caroline Brennan who just returned from visiting the Rohingya refugee camps run by Caritas Bangladesh,  shares her personal experiences there, stories of the refugees, and will talk about CRS and Caritas’s work in that region. The Leo House’s Executive Director David J. Smith and Chairman and President of the Board Michael P. Coneys will be in the studio.  David and Michael will be sharing with Msgr. Sullivan stories of the Leo House, and sharing with him their plans for their first…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Update on Relief and Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

    I would like to provide an update on the relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is so dear to the hearts of many New Yorkers.  One of our reasons for concern is the damage and hurt suffered by the families of the Head Start programs run by the New York Foundling at 41 sites throughout the island of Puerto Rico.  I know of the dedicated work being done by the leadership of the New York Foundling in NY, especially William Baccaglini, Jr. and Carmen Jirau-Rivera, to support these families. These efforts will continue for many years. I was able to join Cardinal Dolan a few weeks ago to…