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

    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

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

    Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes. Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Rachel shares a bit about her work at Common Earth Gardens which is dedicated to improving the lives of refugee families in the Louisville community through participation in agricultural opportunities in local community gardens and farms there. Ray Lopez is the Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services…

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

    The History of Flags & Wage Theft Recovery Win for Day Laborers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Flag Day and the ongoing wage theft of day laborers. Tim Marshall is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of the 2017 book “A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols.” To highlight “Flag Day,” Tim Marshall talks about the history of flags themselves, the meaning and symbolism behind them, and how they have been used throughout history to unite and separate people. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Younkers, New York where – among other programs – she oversees Catholic Charities Obresros Unidos Program. Esmeralda…

  • 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

    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…