• 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…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    JustLove’s Memorial Day Show

    Celebrating those Who Served and Continue to Give On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on the significance of Memorial Day with Bryan Anderson, an Iraq War Veteran and spokesman for Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility;  and John Strawn, General Manager of “The Refuge Café” – a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Diocese of Phoenix. Bryan Anderson will be speaking about  his work with Quantum Rehab as well as being a spokesman for both The Gary Sinise Foundation and USA Cares – organizations that provide supportive services for veterans. Bryan  will also touch on his experiences during his service and  becoming a…

  • 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…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Changing Hearts & Changing Laws

    JustLove Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. & National Migration Week On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Br. Tyrone Davis, Director of the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York and Laura Garcia, Racial Justice Program Manager of the YMCA in Orange County, New York. On the show, Br. Tyrone talks with Monsignor about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and particularly what young people today know – and in some cases, don’t know – about this Civil Rights icon. In light of  National Migration Week, Laura Garcia will be talking about her and her family’s  experiences with immigration and DACA’s (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) future. To learn…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Immigration

    Through the UN Summit on Refugees & Immigrants and Recent Presidential Debate This week on JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with guests who specialize in current issues surrounding immigration in the U.S. On the show. Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) shares her experiences at the United Nations Summit on Refugees and Immigrants. She also talks with Monsignor Sullivan about CCUSA’s role in supporting immigrants and refugees. Also on the show is Jamie Longazel, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton. He speaks with Monsignor Sullivan about the presidential debate how and the topic of immigration was covered. Listen Now http://justloveblog.org/audio/2016/9.28.16JustLove.mp3…

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

    Brexit & American Politics

    This episode of JustLove focuses on Brexit and American Politics with three guests. On the show,  R. Daniel Kelman Chair of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University talk  with Msgr. Sullivan about the current situation between Britain and the EU. And Nolan McCarty who is Professor  and Chair of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, speaks about the concept of political division in government. Listen Now: http://www.justloveblog.org/audio/2016/7.2.16%20JustLove.mp3