• Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Highlighting Local Volunteers Work with Refugees & UN’s 73 General Assembly Opens

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees and the important work of the United Nations in peacekeeping.  Kathie O’Callaghan is the President and Founder of Hearts and Homes for Refugees – a grassroots non-profit organization located in Westchester County, New York, dedicated to welcoming, protecting and advocating for refugees in the local community and abroad. Kathie joins Msgr. Sullivan in studio to discuss the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees, how she and other volunteer members welcomed a Syrian refugee family of six to their community back in 2017, and how they have sustained the involvement of very…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination and Day Laborers on Labor Day Weekend 2018

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and also the work of day laborers as a celebration of Labor Day. Professor Patrick McKinley Brennan is a Professor of Law and the John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies at Villanova School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prof. Brennan, who attended Yale College with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will be discussing the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court seat, recently vacated by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, with Msgr. Sullivan. They will also talk about the history of Catholics on the Supreme Court and what role…

  • 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,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Support and Solidarity for those suffering from recent shifts in Immigration Enforcement Policies and What is Gerrymandering

    On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about support and standing in solidarity with those who are suffering because of the immigration enforcement policies and also gerrymandering and what it means in elections. Father Esteban Sanchez, Administrator of Assumption Church in Peekskill, accompanied Msgr. Sullivan and others on June 21st on an interfaith mission of prayer, support and solidarity to those suffering from recent shifts in immigration enforcement policy down to McAllen, Texas. Fr. Esteban shares his experiences with visiting children and families at the Catholic Charities Respite Center a few miles from the United States border with Mexico. Amaris White, Director of Volunteer Services at Catholic Charities…

  • 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,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    JustLove’s Look at Heroic Representation on the Big Screen During Black History Month and Sanctuary

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will speak with two guests covering Heroic Representation on the Big Screen During Black History Month. Dominique R. Jones, Executive Director of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Harlem, will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about her work at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, and particularly – during this Black History Month 2018 – a very successful GoFundMe Campaign that was initiated to raise $10,000 to enable 300 children who go to the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and their chaperones to see positive heroic representation on the big screen in the just-released blockbuster film by Disney-Marvel “Black…

  • 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,  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…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Crossing Borders & Erecting Barriers

      On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with three guests focused on unaccompanied minors and border security. Catholic Charities New York’s Director of Refugee Resettlement Kelly Agnew-Barajas will be on the show. Msgr. and Kelly talk about what impact the Trump Administration’s termination of the program granting temporary legal residence to minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has had on youth from those countries  Msgr. Sullivan and Caryn Ashare, Chief Program Officer of Catholic Guardian Services an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will be talking about Catholic Guardian Service’s work. Ashare will be focusing on how the agency provides assistance and support for unaccompanied minors…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Bringing Light & Hope to Refugees & Victims of Human Trafficking

      On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on supporting Refugees & Victims of Human Trafficking with Alice Min Soo Chun Alice  is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solight Designs – a for-profit company based in New York that manufactures the “Solar Puff” – a portable/ foldable two-ounce flat-packing solar powered light.   Msgr. Sullivan and Alice will be speaking to us about her invention of the Solar Puff, what inspired her to invent it, and how the Solar Puff has proven to be an incredibly useful tool for providing reliable, safe and affordable lighting to people and families experiencing humanitarian crisis such as the earthquake in Haiti…