• 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…

  • 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…