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

    Recovering from the Storm and Persevering

    Embed from Getty Images On this week’s JustLove Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with  Jesse Thompson about the Trump Administration’s decision on DACA  and what it means for Dreamers in the weeks and months to come.  Jesse Thompson, Esq. is a Staff Attorney  in the  Immigration Legal Services Department of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an Obama Administration era policy that shields young unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as minors from deportation. The show will focus on what those young people – referred to as Dreamers – can do now that the President has announced the end of the…

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

    Economic Inequality and Some of Its Causes

    Photo: Alex Armlovichm & Shekar Narasimhan On this week’s episode of Just Love Monsignor Sullivan cover’s issues surrounding economic inequality with two guests.  Joining the show is Shekar Narasimhan Managing Partner of Beekman Advisors – a Virginia based strategic advisory service firm concentrating in the areas of real estate development, mortgage finance and affordable housing. Msgr. and Shekar will be talking about income inequality and particularly how the cost of housing – and especially rental housing – is one of the keys to addressing the needs of those on the lower end of the income scale. Also on the show is Alex Armlovichm, a Fellow at the  Manhattan Institute where he concentrates on…

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

    Using Technology to Fulfill Our Civic Duties & Counter Gun Violence

    On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests focused on civic duties and countering gun violence in the U.S. Kathryn Peters, Co-Founder of Democracy Works will be talking about the work and mission of her organization. Democracy Works is a Brooklyn based non-partisan non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the goal of “making voting fit the way we live.” The nonprofit aims to make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no eligible voter misses an election. Its team of software developers, public policy wonks and civic organizers design tools meant to upgrade the tech infrastructure of our democracy, thus improving the voting experience for voters and election…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Show on Father’s Day

      On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Father’s Day with two guests on the phone: Lance Somerfeld Co-Founder of  City Dad’s Group – a nation-wide network for fathers that use Meetup.com to bring together a diverse community of gatherings. These Meetups provide social interaction and support, including play dates, outings, “Dad’s nights out”, educational workshops and special events. Msgr. and Lance will talk about the founding of the first City Dad’s Group, called NYC Dad’s in 2008 and how this concept grew from a small gathering of just a few fathers to its current 9,000 participants in 28 metropolitan areas Also on the show is, Laura Tropp, PhD Professor of Communication…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    The Future of Work

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on ” The Future of Work” with Dr. John Bourdreau, Professor of of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and  USC’s Center for Effective Organization; and Marc Bain  fashion industry journalist for Quartz,  the digitally native news outlet owned by Atlantic Media Company Msgr. Sullivan and Dr. Boudreau  will be talking about changes that have taken place in the workplace over recent years, and particularly the increase in the number of people employed in the “Gig” economy like Uber. They examine whether such employment opportunities are essentially exploitative or empowering for workers. Marc and  Msgr. Sullivan will be speaking…

  • Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    JustLove’s Mother’s Day Show

    This week’s episode of JustLove will focus on Mother’s Day 2017. On the show Monsignor will be speaking with two guests focused on celebrating Mother’s Day and family.  On the show Jeanne Pritzker Founder and Chair of Foster Care Counts, a California based non-profit organization founded in 2012 to raise awareness of the needs of foster youth. Msgr. Sullivan and Jeanne  will be talking about the work of her organization and particularly its 9th annual “Foster Mother’s Day” celebration taking place this coming Sunday – May 14th. in Los Angeles. Over 2,500 foster youth and their families will be hosted by “Foster Care Counts” at a celebration designed to give back to foster parents…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Religious Identity and Religious Persecution

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on “Religious Identity and Religious Persecution” with two guests calling in to provide their perspectives on the matter. On the show, Thomas Wigant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Healthcare-Holding Tauberfranken will be calling in from Germany. Msgr. Sullivan and Thomas – who both  attended a Caritas Internationalis Conference last week in Germany where Msgr. Sullivan delivered an address on the “Catholic Identity” of Catholic Charities,  will further discuss how Catholic Identity in the provision of human services is understood on both sides of the Atlantic. Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center…

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

    JustLove’s Earth Day Show

    This week’s JustLove broadcast is focused on Earth Day 2017. Joining the show to talk about this annual event are two guests: Richard Fuller, President and CEO of Pure Earth, an international non-profit based in New York dedicated to solving pollution problems in low and middle income countries; and David R. Shuffler, Jr, Executive Director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, a Catholic Charities Affiliate.  Msgr. Sullivan and Richard will be speaking about the work of Pure Earth, and how the cleanup of environmental pollution is one global problem that has very achievable solutions.  David R. Shuffler, Jr. will be covering his the South Bronx based youth organization, which is dedicated to rebuilding the neighborhoods which…

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

    Marching for & Defending the Human Dignity of Others

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about the topic of protecting and preserving human dignity. On the show, Kristan Hawkins, of President of Students for Life of America will be speaking with Msgr. Sullivan about the work of her organization. Recently, Kristan attended the Women’s March on Washington as well as the 44th Annual “March for Life.” They will be discussing her experiences at both marches. Also on the show is  Jodi Ziesemer, Supervising Attorney for the Immigrant Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE) and the Immigration Court Help Desk at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.  Msgr. and Jodi will be talking about her experiences this past…

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

    2017 Inaugurations

    You Mean There’s More than One?! I, along with a few other Catholic Charities staff, went to D.C. last week for the inauguration not of the President that takes place January 20th but of the new 115th Congress on January 3rd.  The media made so little of this swearing in of 52 new members in the legislative branch of government, you almost could have ignored it.  I went because I was invited to two of these swearing in ceremonies – one for a Republican from the Hudson Valley, John Faso, and one for a Democrat from Washington Heights, Adriano Espaillat.    I delivered one of the invocations at Congressman Espaillat’s swearing in event.  My view on invocations and political events is simple:  Engage often, endorse rarely, and pray always.  When it comes to politicians and elected officials, they and we – their constituents- can…