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Hosted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, JustLove is a one-hour weekly interactive discussion exploring the Catholic community’s impact on American society. Featuring interviews with social ministry leaders, thinkers and doers, the program investigates the ideas that shape the Catholic social mission and the deeds that put this mission into practice throughout the country.

JustLove airs weekly on Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 5am EST on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on The Catholic Channel 129.

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Episode 10-19-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the upcoming midterm elections with Senator Nicholas Spano, former New York State Senator and Assembly-member. Frank Sawyer, Co-Founder and Principal of TeleGraphicMedia and the President of the Board of Directors of GiGi’s Playhouse New York City, talks to Monsignor about some of the innovative programs at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC, including its recent First Annual Fashion Show at Bloomingdales held at the retail giant’s flagship store in New York. Last Wednesday evening, 30 individuals with Down Syndrome of all ages, including Frank’s own Brother-in-Law Peter, walked the runway dressed head to toe in apparel by some of the fashion industry’s top designers before a crowd of 200.

Episode 10-12-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the significance of the Life and Ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero with Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., a Jesuit priest born and raised in Quinto, Ecuador and is currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, talks to Monsignor Sullivan about the work of the Catholic Mobilizing Network and their various efforts to encourage Catholics and others to value life over death, and pursue public policy education, advocacy and other steps to move our nation closer to a time that the death penalty itself will be abolished throughout the 50 States.

Episode 10-5-18

On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of the AARP Foundation, about a survey on loneliness among older adults ages 45 years and older that the AARP Foundation commissioned entitled “Loneliness and Social Conditions: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older.” Cynthia Psencik, Director of the Youth Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of New York, talks to Monsignor Sullivan about the month-long Synod on “Young People, the Faith and Discernment of Vocation” at the Vatican and about some of the work that she does with youth leaders and young people as Director of the Youth Ministry Office for the Archdiocese of New York. 

Episode 9-28-18

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Kelly Kaminski, LMSW is the Director of Disaster Services, of Catholic Charities of Charleston, South Carolina, about the impact that Hurricane Florence and the flooding that its rain has caused has had on her state over the past 10 days, and how Catholic Charities of Charleston, Inc. is helping those who have been impacted by the storm. Stephanie Ali, Counselor and Vocational Coordinator for CREATE, Inc.,  discusses with Msgr. Sullivan her work at CREATE, Inc. in assisting residents at their Young Adults Residence Program to continue with their studies and to find jobs and housing. She shares with listeners some of their successes and stories of hope.

Episode 9-21-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the one year anniversary of Hurrican Maria and also the International Day of Peace. Rev. Ronnie Garcia, Senior Pastor of Iglesia La Travesia in San Juan, Puerto Rico and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), talks about his experiences over the past year assisting members of his community post-Hurricane Maria with relief efforts including food, water, and medical supplies. Rusty Barber, Director of Program Development and Operations for the United States Institute of Peace, discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the history and work of the United States Institute of Peace, and particularly the role that the United States Institute of Peace had in helping to bring a durable peace to Anbar Province in Iraq – an area once described at the height of the Iraq War as the “Triangle of Death”.

Episode 9-14-18

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks with Kathie O’Callaghan about 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 engaged volunteer members of Hearts and Homes for Refugees over the last two years when the settlement programs they work with have themselves have been at risk. Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff, Ph.D. also talks to Monsignor about the important work of the United Nations, how effective the United Nations has been in that work, and some ways the United Nations effectiveness might be improved.

Episode 9-7-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Jaia Peterson Lent, MSW is the Deputy Executive Director of Generations United, about the increasing number of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives across the country, the reasons for this growth, and what services are needed and/or available to help these “grand-families” provide support for these children in need. Monsignor also has an in-studio conversation on the impact of Mary on cultures and people across the globe on the Feast of the Virgin Mary’s Birthday (Saturday, September 8th). 

Episode 8-31-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination with Professor Patrick McKinley Brennan, Professor of Law and the John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies at Villanova School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and also the work of day laborers in the South Bronx as a celebration of Labor Day with Gerardo Calderon, Community Organizer of Day Laborers for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

Episode 8-24-18

This weekend on JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about religious practice and religious freedom in China with Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance correspondent Ian Johnson and the life and musical legacy of Aretha Franklin, who of course passed away on August 16 in Detroit. Included in this episode is a conversation about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on sex abuse.

Episode 8-17-18

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. 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 discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the support that Catholic Charities gives different types of families through its various ministries, in light of the upcoming “World Meeting of Families” in Dublin, Ireland.

Episode 8-3-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the V Encuentro Conference and the continued recovery of Puerto Rico. Richard Espinal talks about some of the social justice aspects and concerns that are in discussion as part of the planning for the “V Encuentro” which will be taking place down in Grapevine, Texas from September 20th to 23rd. Ian Morris from Queens, New York, is a college senior at CUNY’s Hunter College and has returned just 10 days ago from a trip to the town of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. While there, he spent two weeks volunteering on behalf of CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico’s response to rebuilding the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that hit the island last September. Ian shares with our listeners the experiences he and his fellow CUNY volunteers had in Puerto Rico, all as part of the summer-long “N.Y. Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative” first announced by Governor Cuomo back in April 2018.

Episode 7-27-18

On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about migrant families and what drives migration. Flor Espinosa-Araque, 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 the rural counties just north of New York City. Adriana Beltran talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the “push factors” in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, including violence, gang activity, government and police corruption, and weak intuitions that are driving families from those places to undertake perilous migration journeys to seek safety in the United States.

Episode 7-20-18

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 talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the mission of the Heroic Imagination Project is to help people take effective action in challenging situations, preparing them to act with integrity, compassion, and moral courage, heightened by an understanding of the power of situational force. Michael “Love” Rodriguez talks to Msgr. Sullivan about his life in and out of prison and why he decided to turn his life around by helping youth stay off of the street through BronxConnect’s Release the Grip program. The third guest, Rev. Wendy Andrea Calderón Payne, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about her work with BronxConnect and what the organization has been doing to cure the violence in the neighborhood.

Episode 7-13-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan celebrates Bastille Day and France going to the World Cup Final. Given the “Bastille Day” theme of our show, Fr. Leo talks to Msgr. Sullivan about French cuisine – wine, bread, cheese – as well as the importance of not only what appears on the table, but also who is gathered around it. Prof. Jeff Horn, Ph.D. talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the importance of the French Revolution and the “Declaration of the Rights of Man,” both historically as well as its importance to today’s political realities in France, in the United States and internationally.

Episode 7-6-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be talking about the tragic death of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz and also social justice summer camps for youth. Father Jonathan Morris, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx, celebrated Junior’s funeral mass and talks about Lesandro and his family and what is being done to address gang violence in that Bronx neighborhood where Lesandro’s murder took place. Stephanie Peddicord, President at the Center for FaithJustice, and Maggie Smith, Manager of Special Projects at the Center for FaithJustice, talk about the Center for FaithJustice’s summer camp for learning and practicing social justice and service called: “JusticeworX”.

Episode 6-30-18

On this week’s show of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talk to Father Esteban Sanchez, Administrator of Assumption Church in Peekskill, their trip on June 21st for an interfaith mission of prayer, support, and solidarity to those suffering from recent shifts in immigration enforcement policy down to McAllen, Texas. Fr. Amaris White, Director of Volunteer Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and founding board member of a group called “Voters for a Voice”, and Nathan R. Musgrove, Founder and Executive Director of “Voters for a Voice”, talk to Msgr. Sullivan about gerrymandering, and what “Voters for a Voice” is doing to overcome partisan gerrymandering.

Episode 6-22-18

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. Dr. Steve Schneider, Astronomy Department Head at the University of Massachusetts, will be discussing with Msgr. Sullivan the Summer Solstice, how the sun affects the seasons, how various ancient cultures commemorated the solstice and the modern urban phenomenon of “Manhattanhenge.” 

Episode 6-15-18

On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Korean phenomenon K-Pop and Father’s Day. Fanny Gomez, Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will be speaking about another global phenomenon from Korea that has captured the world’s attention, namely Korean Popular Music, or “K-Pop,” during this week when the world attention was turned to the Korean Peninsula for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Prof. Claire Vallotton, Associate Professor for Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University, talks about some new research findings regarding the important role that Fathers play in the child’s development, from language and cognitive growth to social skills, reinforcing the idea that early childhood programs should focus on the whole family – including both mothers and fathers.

Episode 6-8-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Puerto Rico and Ireland’s 8th Amendment Vote. The Honorable Yesmin M. Valdivieso, CPA, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, speaks with Msgr. Sullivan about the current situation on the island of Puerto Rico as they still recover from the devastation that Hurricane Maria wrought when it hit the island back on September 20, 2017 and the challenges lay ahead. Breda O’Brien is a Teacher at Muckross Park College which is an all-girls Secondary School in Dublin, Ireland, and a weekly columnist for The Irish Times.  Breda discusses the recent referendum vote on May 23, 2018, to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution – which acknowledged a “Right to life for the Unborn” – with Msgr. Sullivan, and what next steps the pro-life community in Ireland plan to take as a result of the referendum vote.

Episode 6-1-18

On this week’s JustLove episode, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about the US moving the embassy to Jerusalem and also the volcanic eruption in Hawaii. Lena Alhusseini talks to Monsignor Sullivan about her reaction to the Trump Administration’s moving of the United States Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem earlier this month, and the protests and violence that ensued after that move was made. Terry Walsh shares with Msgr. Sullivan what Catholic Charities Hawaii is doing to assist local people in recovering from recent natural disasters in that island state – including the recent volcanic activity around the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the terrible flooding that took place on the island of Kauai back in March.

Episode 5-25-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will speak with two guests covering Met Gala and Memorial Day 2018. Renee Shumay discusses her reaction to the fashions worn at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s 2018 Met Gala held back on May 7th which this year had the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” George B. Horton shares with Msgr. Sullivan his reflections of the time that he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era, as well as discussing the concept of “Just War” from a Catholic perspective.

Episode 5-18-18

On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests covering the Royal Wedding and Mental Illness. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, M.D. discusses the California State Catholic Bishops’ recently released (May 1st) pastoral letter “Hope and Healing.” Marion Boteju shares with Msgr. Sullivan her reflections on the wedding of Prince Harry of Wales to Ms. Meghan Markle on Saturday – May 19th – at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Episode 5-11-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will focus on Mother’s Day. Prof. Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the role and influence of mothering. They discuss the role of the Blessed Mother Mary in Christian Theology and how her own experience of mothering has influenced and informed her faith and work as a theologian. Nayana Kelly talks to Msgr. Sullivan about how Grace Institute has assisted her with both social support and skills instruction. The Grace Institute empowers low-income women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency by providing them with job skills, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities.

Episode 5-4-18

On this week’s episode of Justlove, Monsignor commemorates “World Press Freedom Day” happening on Thursday, May 3rd   and focuses on Pope Francis’ 3rd Apostolic Exhortation. Julie Mason and Msgr. Sullivan talks about her work covering politics as a member of the news media and the perspectives she has gained over her 20+ years of reporting experience as a member of the White House Press pool, as well as other assignments. Christopher R. Altieri talks to Msgr. Sullivan about a recent piece he wrote for The Catholic World Report on Pope Francis’s most recent and 3rd Apostolic Exhortation entitled: “Gaudete et exsultate is beautiful for its simplicity, frustrating for its failures.

Episode 4-27-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with three guests about Disaster Relief and the Beyoncé Mass. Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York will be calling in to discuss his recent trip to Puerto Rico with Monsignor Sullivan. The Very Reverend Malcom Clemens Young who is the 9th Dean of Grace (Episcopal) Cathedral in San Francisco, California will be covering the “Beyoncé Mass.” Josh Lockwood who is the Interim Division Vice President of the Northeast Division for the American Red Cross will be in the studio.

Episode 4-20-18

On this week’s episode of Justlove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be focusing on “Earth day” with two guests. Yolanda Park who is Program Manager for the Environmental Justice Project at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, California, will be calling in. Loual Puliafito who is the Director of Development for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will be talking with Msgr. Sullivan about his work supporting the restoration of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and particularly the effort to: “Go Green at the Cathedral.”

Episode 4-13-18

Prof. Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., a Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the topic of “Justice in Taxation” which is the topic of a soon to be published book Prof. Kennedy completed for the Acton Institute. Linda Eddy, the Dutchess County Coordinator for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (“Creating Assets, Savings and Hope”), talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the work of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition in providing free volunteer federal and state tax preparation for low to moderate income working families and individuals in an effort to helping them save money and improve their financial stability. Jeff Zearfos is the owner of the social enterprise Common Cause Catering located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was named 2018 Catholic Charities USA Volunteer of the Year for the volunteer work that he has done for the past 13 years as the lead cook for the Marian House Soup Kitchen of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. During this run-up to National Volunteer’s Week (April 15th through 21st ), Msgr. Sullivan talks with Jeff about his receipt of CCUSA’s highest national volunteer honor for 2018, as well as the volunteer work that he does for Catholic Charities of Central Colorado that inspired the award.

Episode 4-6-18

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the creator of “The Heart of Nuba” and a CYO coach on the importance of sports. Ken Carlson, an independent filmmaker with Carlson Films, Incorporated, talks to Msgr Sullivan about directing and producing his new film: “The Heart of Nuba” which follows the work of Catholic Dr. Tom Catena – a personal friend of Ken Carlson – who serves the needs of the forgotten people of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as the only surgeon for 200 miles. The film will be released theatrically on Friday – April 6th. Here is a link to video clips from a recent CNN interview on “The Heart of Nuba” and the film’s trailer. Tom Konchalski, a legendary basketball coach living in Forest Hills New York with a long history with CYO basketball and coaching 15 years at Ascension Parish in Elmhurts, has literally scouted thousands of high school players over the years as part of the work he did for his “High School Basketball Illustrated” Report. Tom talks sports and the values that participation in sports – especially CYO sports – can bring.

Episode 3-30-18

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Easter. Fanny Gomez, Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and Msgr. Sullivan discuss Easter themes in popular music, including the songs:  “Crossroads” by Bone Thug and Harmony, and  “Rise” by Katy Perry. Hector Molina, a Catholic lay evangelist and the Chief Executive Officer of  Casting Nets Ministries based in St. Louis, Missouri, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about how we can live in the spirit of “Easter Hope” in difficult times without becoming discouraged.

Episode 3-23-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at youth activism and civic engagement. Dr. Martin Carney, Ph.D., a Teacher of Religious Studies at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Dr. Carney – a long time participant in Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Good Friday Way of the Cross – and Msgr. Sullivan will be talking about Fordham Prep’s decade-long participation in Pax Christi Metro New York’s Good Friday Way of the Cross, and how it encourages the youth who participate in it to reflect on contemporary social issues in light of the Passion of our Lord. Brother Tyrone Davis, Director of the Office of Black Ministries of the Archdiocese of New York, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about “March for Our Lives” taking place down in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 24th to demand that gun safety and action against mass shootings in our schools becomes a public policy priority that was spurred on in response to the school shooting in Parkland Florida back on February 14th. Msgr. Sullivan and Brother Tyrone talk about civic engagement of our youth has animated much student activism regarding this issue. 

Episode 3-17-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to three guests about St. Patrick’s Day. Dominic Green, Ph.D., Professor of Politics at Boston College, as well as a historian, critic, and commentator, talks to Msgr. Kevin Sullivan about the impact that the Brexit decision by the United Kingdom back in 2016 is having on boundary discussions surrounding the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Paul R. Wylie, a retired attorney and author, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about Paul’s 2007 book: “The Irish General” which discusses the life and legacy of Thomas Francis Meagher, the noted Irish patriot and exile who led the Irish Brigade from New York in the American Civil War and served as Governor of the Montana Territory until his death in 1867. Adrian Flannell is the Chairman and CEO of Irish Radio Networks USA & Flannelly Promotions Ltd. Msgr. Sullivan and Adrian – who himself is an immigrant and has worked on immigration issues since the 1980s – talk about the contributions that Irish immigrants have made and continue to make to the United States.

Episode 3-9-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on stories of adversity and inspiration with four guests. 

Patrick Walsh, Executive Producer of the new BS sitcom: “Living Biblically”  which looks at the life of the character “Chip Curry” – a modern man at the crossroads of his life who decides to live in strict accordance with the Bible with the help of his wife, friends, his parish priest and a Rabbi friend. Alexa Hui and Logan Tingley, students at  St. Thomas Aquinas High School down in Fort Lauderdale Florida, talk with Msgr. Sullivan about the tragic events that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Deanna J. James, Executive Director of the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development in the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about how the St. Croix Foundation is helping individuals on that island recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria that hit the Island back in September 2017. 

Episode 3-2-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Jose Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation – the nation’s premier Latino non-profit membership organization, about the work of the Hispanic Federation and particularly – the organization’s recent relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, as well as advocacy efforts, increase reimbursement in New York State on behalf of Human Services, and nationally on behalf of the Dreamers. Leah Libresco, Freelance Writer and Contributing Editor at America Media, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about this year’s 90th Annual Academy Awards and particularly how several of the films nominated for this year’s Oscars portray differing models of heroism and virtue in the stories that they tell.

Episode 2-23-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Dominique R. Jones, Executive Director of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Harlem 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 Panther”, and wound up raising over $50,000 – more than 5 times its original goal. Father Tom Smith, OFM Conv., Director of the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, New Mexico in the Las Cruces Diocese, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about a decision that he and his Franciscan brothers made last year to take in and provide “sanctuary” – which those at the Holy Cross Retreat Center refer to as “Franciscan Hospitality” – to undocumented individuals and families who fear of immediate deportation by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and what the experiences of those currently living under these circumstances at the Holy Cross Retreat Center have been.

Episode 2-16-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevins Sullivan talks to Rebecca Dussault, American Cross Country Skier and participant in the 2006 Winter Olympics and about her experiences at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and how her Catholic faith sustained her. James O’Toole, Ph.D., Clough Professor of History at Boston College, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the only Catholic ever to be elected to the Presidency of the United States – John F. Kennedy, and will particularly focus on an important speech that then Senator Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, where he spoke of his Catholicism and in relation to his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States.

Episode 2-8-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about Superbowl LII and Catholic Schools Week.

Episode 1-29-18

On this week’s episode of JustLove Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will take a look at the 2018 Grammy’s and well as changing opinions and policy on marijuana. Fanny Gomez, who is the Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will be joining the studio. Louis Celli, who is National Director of Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation for The American Legion will be calling in  the studio.

Episode 1-19-18

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. Katie Johnston, a Reporter for The Boston Globe who concentrates on covering workplace and income inequality, joins us on the phone.

Episode 1-10-18

In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on two guests who’ll cover Martin Luther King’s legacy and today’s youth, as well as keeping effective 2018 resolutions.

Episode 12-27-17

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. 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 Ambassador at Bethlehem University 

Episode 12-13-17

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.” Suzanne Nossel who is Executive Director of PEN America will also be on the show. 

Episode 12-1-17

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 will be calling in. The Leo House’s Executive Director David J. Smith and Chairman and President of the Board Michael P. Coneys will be in the studio.

Episode 11-22-17

On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests and one family to cover supporting those in need on Thanksgiving. Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be joining the show on the phone. The Tone family – Don, Cathleen, and their daughter Maggie (age 15 years) – are parishioners of Resurrection Parish in Rye, NY. They will be speaking to Msgr. Sullivan about their experience volunteering for the past 7 years – down at “Part of the Solution – P.O.T.S.” Richard Espinal, Associate Director for Parish and Community Engagement in the Department of Social & Community Development at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Episode 11-8-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with three guests about Veteran’s Day. Vanessa K. Russell Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta will be calling into the studio. Also calling into the studio is Mathew “Griff” Griffin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the “Combat Flip Flops.”Justin Miller Co-Founder and the Director of Veterans and Military Affairs of “Objective Zero” will be on the show.

Episode 11-3-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the status of Caribbean after Hurricane Maria with two guests.  Fr. Enrique Camacho, Executive Director of Caritas Puerto Rico joins us in the studio. Cathy Howard, Section Chief of the Coordination and Response Division of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about those who were severely impacted by Hurricane Maria including citizens of Dominica.

Episode 10-31-17
On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan hosts a Halloween themed show with two guests. On the show, child psychologist and children’s author, Dr. Michael Oberschneider will talk about some of the factors behind a child’s choice of what to dress up as. Also joining the show is Deanna Alfano, mother of Anthony Alfano who is known for his elaborate Halloween costumes in the news.

Episode 10-11-17
This week’s episode of Justlove will focus on observing National Bullying Prevention Month. On the phone, Bailey Lindgren, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Associate, a national training and information center dedicated to bullying prevention located in Minniapolis, Minnesota will be on be joining us. John Guenther, who is Managing Director of Executive Communications at BNY Mellon will be in the studio. 

Episode 10-8-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speak with two guests focused on hurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico.  Assemblyman Marcos Crespo who represents the fifth district in the Bronx and East Harlem is on the show. Also appearing on the show is Edwin Melendez, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.

Episode 9-13-17

On this episode of JustLove Monsignor Sullivan will discuss both the recovery efforts taking place in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, as well in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He will speak about the changing context of marriage and family.

Episode 9-8-17

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.

Episode 9-1-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with three guests focused on unaccompanied minors and border security.

Episode 8-25-17

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.

Episode 7-19-17: Coming Soon!

On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on Pope Francis’ vision of “missionary discipleship” for Catholics with: Hosffman Ospino Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Ministry at Boston College; and Kerry Robinson, the Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable.

Episode 7-12-17

On this week’s episode of Just Love Monsignor Sullivan cover’s issues surrounding economic inequality with two guests. Shekar Narasimhan Managing Partner of Beekman Advisors and Alex Armlovichm, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute where he concentrates on writing about urban issues such as housing policy, transportation and infrastructure.

Episode 7-5-17

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; and Amber Goodwin, Founding Director of Community Justice Reform Coalition a Washington D.C based national advocacy coalition which promotes and invests in evidence based programs to prevent gun-violence and uplift criminal justice reforms.

Episode 6-16-17

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Father’s Day with two guests on the phone: Lance SomerfeldCo-Founder of  City Dad’s Group – a nation-wide network for fathers that use Meetup.com to bring together a diverse community of gatherings. Also on the show is, Laura Tropp, PhDProfessor of Communication and Media Studies at Marymount Manhattan College and the co-editor of the recent book:  “Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture.”

Episode 6-7-17

On this week’s broadcast JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests on training today’s workers and students for the jobs of tomorrow.

On the phone  Charles Russell “Rusty” JusticeCo-Founder and Managing Member of  Bit Source LLC  will be joining the show Bit Source LLC is a Pikeville, Kentucky based web development company located in the heart of Appalachia. Msgr. Sullivan and Rusty will be talking about his founding of “Bit Source” and how his company endeavors to tap the region’s workforce of laid off coal miners to teach them a new skill of computer coding.

Justin Reich, Executive Director of Teaching Lab Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be speaking with Monsignor about training young people to fill the jobs of the future – a field that will require we teach more creative, problem solving and communications skills in addition to the traditional skills of numeracy and language 

Episode 5-24-17

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.

Episode 5-19-17 – Coming Soon

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

Episode 5-10-17

This week’s episode of JustLove will focus on Mother’s Day 2017.  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. Also on the show is talk show host, actor, singer, and songwriter, Harry Connick Jr. Msgr. Sullivan and Harry will be speaking about Harry’s new daytime variety program – called “Harry” and what messages he hopes to convey to his daily audience.

Episode 5-3-17

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. Thomas Wigant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Healthcare-Holding Tauberfranken will be calling in from Germany. Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom will be discussing Pope Francis’s trip to Egypt last weekend.

Episode 4-20-17

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.

Episode 4-12-17

On this week’s broadcast of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin speaks with two guests about Holy Week and Catholic Social Teachings. Andrew King-Dabs a British television producer and director, and the creator and scriptwriter for “Manchester Passion”- a modern take the Passion of Jesus Christ set to pop music. Msgr. Sullivan and Sr. Simone will be discussing the Catholic social justice principles that animate NETWORK’s advocacy as outlined in “NETWORK’S Lenten Social Justice Resources”

Episode 3-30-17

On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with Fred Parrella, Professor of Theology in the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University in California, and Mehnaz Afridi, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in the Bronx. Msgr. Sullivan and Prof. Parrella – who has been teaching at the Jesuit university based in Silicon Valley for 40 years – will be discussing the religious faith and practice of today’s college students, and what their often self-description as “spiritual, but not religious” bodes for the future, and what – if anything – can be done to counter this trend. Prof. Afridi – who is also the Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College will be discussing the practices of fasting, charity/service, and prayer in the Islamic Tradition as a continuation of our Lenten conversations on “Making Lent Great Again 2017!”

Episode 3-24-17

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Katie Driscoll, Founder of Changing the Face of Beauty and Kristy Chau, Education Director of the Kennedy Child Study Center, a Catholic Charities affiliated agency. On the show, Katie Driscoll discusses with Monsignor her founding of Changing the Face of Beauty, its successes so far, and what her hopes are for the future of including people with differing abilities in all facets of the mainstream media. Msgr. Sullivan and Kristy will be discussing her work at the Kennedy Child Study Center, where she directs all activities at 16 classrooms serving the developmentally disabled, ensuring that each student receives an education that is appropriate for his or her educational, socio-emotional, and physical needs.

 

 

Episode 3-17-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests focused on St. Patrick’s Day and Lent. Kyle Clifford, Vice President of Development for The Ireland Fund will be discussing the work of his organization and how it contributes to the development of “peace, culture and charity.” The Ireland Fund is a global fundraising network for people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland. Rabbi Jon Leener co-founder of BASE-Brooklyn will be speaking with Monsignor about Lent and the practices of fasting, charity, prayer and service in the Jewish Tradition. BASE-Brooklyn is a Jewish Community committed to pluralism and is founded on 3 core principles: hospitality, learning and service. 

 

Episode 3-1-17

On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan kicks off Lent by discussing how it could be observed in 2017. On the show Sherry Hayes Pierce an Independent Social Media Consultant who helps Catholic parishioners, parishes and dioceses improve their social media skills and incorporate social media in their evangelization efforts through her blog and website Church Social Tips. Jacquie Martin, a recent graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California and a LaSallian Volunteer serving at Serviam Gardens will be speaking with Msgr. on her feelings, belief and experiences regarding the observation of Lent. 

Episode 2-24-17

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be focusing on the 2017 Oscars and Lent. This week’s guest is Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP. She is Daughter of Saint Paul and Film Columnist at the National Catholic Reporter , as well as the Founding Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, California. Sr. Rose and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan will be discussing the 2017 Oscars, and sharing their thoughts on some of the films that were nominated, as well as perhaps some films that were not nominated, but ought to have been. They will also share their predictions for 89th annual Academy Awards which airs on this Sunday night, February 26th.

Episode 2-16-17

This week on JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests covering NYC Fashion Week 2017 and Black History Month. Graham McAleerProfessor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Maryland and author of  “Veneration and Refinement: The Ethics of Fashion” will be discussing with Msgr. Sullivan the fashion industry. Dr. Jamila Codrington, PhD. a  Clinical Supervisor at Astor Services for Children and Families and an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary.On the show Msgr. and Dr. Codrington will be discussing the impact that the experience of racism and oppression can have on the mental health of people of African descent. 

Episode 2-8-17

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests about the 59th Grammy Awards and Lincoln’s Birthday. Alana Massey, a writer and essayist, will be talking with Msgr Sullivan about connections between Pop music/culture and the sacred light in relation to the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards. The Grammys will broadcast this Sunday, February 12th on CBS. She will also talk about her recently published collection of essays: “All the Lives I Want: Essays about My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers.” This Sunday is also Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Michael Vorenberg who is Associate Professor of History at Brown University and a scholar of President Lincoln will be discussing what lessons the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln might have to teach us today with Monsignor Sullivan.

Episode 2-1-17

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 weekend out at Kennedy Airport in New York City including responding “on the ground” to travelers who were affected by President Trump’s January 27th Executive Order. This order restricts immigration from seven Muslim majority countries, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and bars Syrian refugee admissions indefinitely.

Episode 1-25-17

This week’s Justlove episode focuses on President Trump’s recent Inauguration. On the show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Vincent “Vinny” Ignizio,Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island. Msgr. Sullivan and Vinny talks about the H.E.A.R.T. Initiative (Heroin Epidemic Archdiocesan Response Initiative), one of  Catholic Charities Centennial Initiatives.This initiative seeks to work through the structures of the local Catholic Youth Organization to address the opioid crisis on Staten Island through education, service and training.  Brian Corbin  – who is the  Executive Vice President of Member Services at Catholic Charities USA,; Msgr. and Brian will be talking about President Trump’s recent Inauguration, the new Congress and Administration in Washington D.C., and what major policy issues Catholic Charities USA will be focusing on in the coming term.

Episode 1-18-17

 

This week’s episode of will kick-off JustLove’s year-long, on-going commemoration and celebration of Catholic Charities Centennial. On the show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with Brendan Ryan, Trustee of Catholic Charities NY and Chairman of Draftfcb. Msgr. Sullivan and Brendan will be talking about the Centennial, the legacy of service provided by our 90 affiliated agencies throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley, and Catholic Charities commitment to a New Century of Help and Hope. Also on the show is Bill Baccaglini President and CEO at the New York Foundling, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities. The New York Foundling is is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies providing over 20 different services to 27,000 children, families and individuals each year. Bill will be speaking with Monsignor about one of Catholic Charities Centennial Initiatives: “Dorming For Success” – a new groundbreaking college dormitory program that addresses the financial, social-emotional, and academic barriers to college success among youth in the Foster Care System.

 

Episode 1-11-17

 

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.

 

Episode 1-4-17

 

On JustLove, in order to review 2016 and look forward into 2017, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests: Mary Poovey, Ph.D, Samuel Rudin University Professor in the Humanities at New York University and Fr. Jim McDermott, S.J. a Jesuit of the Wisconsin Province and Los Angeles Correspondent for America Magazine. On the show, Ms. Poovey focuses on the history of “facts”, and how social media – among other factors – has eroded trust in “experts” by the public. Fr. Jim McDermott, S.J. will be talking about pop culture celebrities who passed away in 2016 and how they are considered as sort of “secular saints.”

 

Episode 12-7-16

 

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan will be speaking with two guests about Christmas shopping and socially conscience items to consider. On the show is Sterling McDavid CEO and Founder of The Starling Project – a Brooklyn-based “social good” candle line. A portion of the proceeds goes to providing solar energy to rural communities in the developing world. Sterling talks with Monsignor about her work with The Starling Project, what inspired her to start the company, and the success they have had so far in providing rural communities in Chad with solar power to provide light, energy and pump clean water to their villages. Also on the show is Scot Tatelman – who is the Founder and Owner along with his wife Jacqueline of STATE. STATE is a “benefit corporation” that produces bags and backpacks for men, women and children. Scot will be talking about his company and how it gives back to youth; as well as how the company is forming partnerships with organizations like Beyonce’s #BeyGood charitable movement.

 

Episode 11-30-16

 

On JustLove Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on Fidel Castro and World AIDS Day and with guests Ada Ferrer Professor of History of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU and Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. On the show Ada Ferrer discusses Castro’s historical legacy is, and what his passing might mean for the Island nation. Katherine Marshall speaks with Monsignor about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on economic and development issues in the developing world, and how anti-retroviral treatment has enable countries adversely impacted by HIV/AIDS to recover not only medically, but economically and socially as well.  

 

Episode 11-23-16

 

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan will be speaking with two guests about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Barbara Turk who is  Director of Food Policy  forNew York City’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services will be talking about the work of the of the New York City Office of Food Policy and what her Office is doing to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable and nutritious food. Also on the show is Christopher Cox who is Campaign Manager of The Human Thread  – a Catholic advocacy organization dedicated to fostering Catholic awareness of labor and safety issues effecting garment workers in the developing world promoting solidarity between consumers of clothing and the people that produce them. He will be speaking with Msgr.  about his organization’s current postcard campaign urging consumers to encourage Macy’s and Kohls add fair trade clothing items to their stores. The campaign began on Labor Day and concludes on this Friday – Black Friday – November 25th

 

Episode 11-16-16

 

On JustLove, three guests speak with Monsignor Sullivan about their thoughts on the 2016 Election. Anthony Davis, Team Leader of Material Logistics Management at Jeep Automotive and Roberto Welch, a Baker at a start-up pie company talk about expectations, hopes and direction after the November 8th. Welch provides thoughts from  a millenial’s perspective whereas Davis provides his perspective from an older working-class generation. Also on the show is Mayerlin Almonte, Esq. who is the Co-Founder of Immigration Counsels, LLC. She also talks about the recent election and its impact on immigration

 

Episode 10-26-16

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests who will be focusing on current issues surrounding the 2016 Election and how to respond while aware of Catholic Social Traditions. On the show, hear Deacon Keith Fournier, Founder and Chairman of the Common Good Foundation and Editor in Chief of Catholic Online talk about the Trump/Pence 2016 campaign. This interview will focus on his participation in the 33 Member “Catholic Advisory Group”  developed for the campaign. Also on the show is Christopher Jolly Hale, Executive Director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. He talks about his organization and how it aims to promote the “fullness of the Catholic social tradition in the public square”.

Episode 10-5-16 

On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about the elections, at home and abroad. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli discusses with Monsignor the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which happened on September 26th. He also talks about his current work within New York State. Robert Karl, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University talks about Columbian citizen’s vote in a Referendum on a Peace Accord signed September 26th. This episode also has a special update from CRS Communication’s Director Kim Pozniak on relief work after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

 

Episode 9-28-16

On this episode of 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.

Episode 9-14-16

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on The Republican Party  during this election season with guests Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications at the Diocese of Brooklyn and Avik Roy, Opinion Editor at Forbes. On the show Msgr. Kieran Harrington talks about the Republican National Convention. Whereas, Avik Roy, Opinion Editor at Forbes discusses the Republican party and race relations.

Episode 9-10-16

On JustLove Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests about the Democratic Party during this presidential election. On the show, Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University talk with Monsignor about poverty in the Presidential elections. Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) revisits the show to talk about the Democratic National Convention.

Episode 8-27-16

 

Hear from experts responding to the Louisiana Flooding on JustLove with Msgr. Sullivan. Listen to Dr. Skye Cooley, Assistant Professor of Public Relations and University of Mississippi talk about the media coverage surrounding the floods. Learn about Catholic Charities response as well from David Aguillard Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Episode 8-13-16 

On Justlove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about the 2016 Olympics in Rio. On the show Melissa Fleming who is Head of Communications and Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCR), talks with Monsignor about the 2016 Olympic refugee team.

Episode 7-23-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests who focus on the digital world:  Bruce Snell, Cyber Security and Privacy Director at Intel Security and Javier Barrera, Co-Founder of Trip180.  Hear Javier Barrera, talk about how his organization is a peer-to-peer marketplace for nonprofit organizations to share their volunteer opportunities around the world. Bruce Snell also talks with Mosignor about an internal security study which compares Millennials and Gen X’ers

 

Episode 7-16-16

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Robert W. Snyder, Director of American Studies at Rutgers University and Lt. Sonia Pruitt of the National Black Police Association. On the show Snyder talks about his book, Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City.  Lt. Sonia Pruitt talks about police shooting statistics and police protests.

 

Episode 7-9-16

 

Hear Chaplins Stephen Binkley and Reverend William Gohring, of Orlando Health talk about the Orlando nightclub shooting and their organization’s involvement with supporting the local community. Reverend Eric J. Hall, President and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, is also on the show to speak with Monsignor Sullivan about his global nonprofit’s focus on spirit-centered palliative care.

Episode 7-2-16

 

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.

Episode 6-23-16

This weekend on JustLove, Monsignor speaks with guests to discuss recent events surrounding the Orlando Shooting.  On the show James Jacob, Professor at NYU School of Law speaks with Monsignor, about gun control.  And Gary Tester, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Central Florida talks about what the organization is doing to support the local community.

Episode 6-18-16

On Justlove  Monsignor Kevin Sullivan  speaks with experts involved with environmental sustainability through consumer products and conservation of resources. On the show,  Michael Stausholm, CEO and Founder of Sprout World talks about his organization and the Plantable Pencil – pencils that turn into flowers, plants or vegetables when planted into soil. Also on the show is Lisa Skumatz, Principal at Skumatz Economic Research Associates and Project Manager at Econservation Institute. She talks about how the NYC Bag Tax can reduce litter and cause the public to consider reusable bags.

 

Episode 6-11-16

 

JustLove covers  topics surrounding fair labor standards and farm workers  with guests Librada Paz, Mexican-American activist for the rights of farm workers and Board Member of Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. and Sachin Pandya, J.D., Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut. On the show, Pandya speaks with Monsignor about changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations. While Paz talks with Monsignor about the 2016 March for Farm Worker Justice.

 

Episode 6-9-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests who specialize in mental health. Hear Glenn Liebman, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of New York City talk about subject within New York City. Also on the show is licensed clinical psychologist, Glen Milstein who is also an associate professor of psychology at City College of New York. On the show, he talks about clergy outreach and professional engagement.

 

Episode 6-4-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests who specialize in mental health. Hear Glenn Liebman, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of New York City talk about subject within New York City. Also on the show is licensed clinical psychologist, Glen Milstein who is also an associate professor of psychology at City College of New York. On the show, he talks about clergy outreach and professional engagement.

 

Episode 5-31-16

 

On JustLove this week, the focus is on Puerto Rico. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests, Samuel Rodriguez, National Chair of Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee and Roberto González Nieves, Archbishop of San Juan. Archbishop Nieves talks about the Puerto Rican debt crisis and its impact. Mr Rodriguez, talks about the the 65th Infantry Regiment, a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army.

 

Episode 5-21-16

 

On JustLove Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on how Ethiopia is facing a historic drought due to climate change. On the show, Kim Pozniak Communications Officer of Global Emergencies and Sub-Saharan Africa at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) talks about how CRS is aiding Ethiopian citizens. Monsignor Sullivan also talks to Alex De Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. They discuss whether or not the era of great famine is over.

 

Episode 5-9-16

 

For Mother’s Day 2016, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Leslie Uggams and Jenny McCarthy. On the show, actress and singer, Leslie Uggams, talks about her role on Fox’s hit show Empire. While American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, screenwriter and anti-vaccine activist, Jenny McCathy, provides tips on achieving a good work-life balance.

 

Episode 4-30-16

 

As part of Earth Month 2016, Monsignor Kevin focuses on the Paris Agreement. He speaks with Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Climate Change. Mr. Schmidt-Traub discusses how this international agreement will focus on greenhouse gas mitigation in the year 2020.

 

Episode 4-16-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with guests Lindsay Pistilli, Vice President of Pistilli Realty Group; Joseph Camerata, Vice President of Wavercrest Management Team.  Lindsay and Joseph talk about their volunteer experiences  and being part of Catholic Charities Junior Board.  Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research at Tufts University talks about millennial volunteers and the millennial impact report.

 

Episode 4-2-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with guests: Sean Darling-Hammond, Education lawyer at Hogan Lovells and Emma Seppälä, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Mr. Darling-Hammond focuses on the exposure of media bias whenever it covers terrorism. While Ms. Seppälä also focuses on the empathy gap and the recent attacks in Brussels.

 

Episode 3-17-16

 

On JustLove, guests discuss with Monsignor Sullivan ways in which their helping to improve public health. Mary Flynn, Supervisor and Chief Research Dietitian for The Miriam Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University talks about a six week cooking program of plant based recipes for improving food security, body weight and food purchases for pantry clients. While Jacquie Berglund, CEO and Co-Founder of Finnegans talks about her company being the first beer company in the world to donate 100% of profits to fund fresh produce for those in need.

 

Episode 3-5-16

 

Tune in to JustLove to hear Sarah Jane Glynn, Director of the Women’s Economic Policy under the Center for American Progress talk about men and women in the workplace with Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

 

Episode 2-20-16

 

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses the show on Fashion Week and how individuals are working to help those in need. He invites guests Kirsten Dickerson, Founder and CEO of Raven + Lily : Empowering Women Through Design and Rachel Alexander O’Neill, Founder of Little Dresses For Africa. Kirsten Dickerson talks with Monsignor about how her company alleviates poverty among women around the globe. And Rachel Alexander O’Neill talk about how her organization not only provides clothing to to vulnerable children throughout Africa but raises awareness to their needs.

 

Episode 2-20-16

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses the show on Fashion Week and how individuals are working to help those in need. He invites guests Kirsten Dickerson, Founder and CEO of Raven + Lily : Empowering Women Through Design and Rachel Alexander O’Neill, Founder of Little Dresses For Africa. Kirsten Dickerson talks with Monsignor about how her company alleviates poverty among women around the globe. And Rachel Alexander O’Neill talk about how her organization not only provides clothing to to vulnerable children throughout Africa but raises awareness to their needs.

 

Episode 2-16-16

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan invites two guest to speak on recent public health issues: Ana S. Ayala, Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program at the O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law and Vicky Schultz, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties in Michigan. Vicky Schultz talks about the Flint water crisis and how her organization is helping those affected. Ana S. Ayala speaks with Monsignor Sullivan about the Zika virus and what is being done internationally.

 

Episode 2-6-16

 

This recent episode of JustLove focuses on The History of Sports Then and Now with guests Dr. Bennet Omalu, Forensic Pathologist and Neurologist, Founder and President of Bennet Omalu Pathology and Mark Naison, Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University. Dr. Bennet Omalu speaks with Monsignor Sullivan about his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and its effects on NFL football players. Whereas Prof. Mark Naison talks about sports history.

 

Episode  1-30-16

 

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guest whose work focuses on refugees. Hear Wissam Kahi, Co-Founder and COO of Eat Offbeat, a food service that delivers ethnic meals prepared by resettled refugees. And also listen to Joe Caddy, CEO of CatholicCare Sydney talk about disadvantaged refugee communities in Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Episode  1-23-16

 

Monsignor Sullivan focuses this week’s JustLove on the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign happening Sunday, January 24th through Sunday, January 31st, 2016.  On the show, two guests are invited to speak about their interfaith partnership with Catholic Charities and UJA Federation of New York.  Hear Rev. Brady Funn, Faith Based Initiatives Programs Manager at FPWA and Margaret Tran, Regional Organizer of Bread for the World speak about how the partnership is making a difference in the lives of those who are hungry and in need.

 

Episode  1-16-16

 

On Justlove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Modern Day Civil Rights with guests Nina Smith, Director of IMPACT and Press Secretary of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and Kenneth Benjamin, Street Scale Campaign Manager at Safe Routes to School National Partnership. On the show Nina Smith talks with Msgr. Sullivan about black millennials. While Kenneth Benjamin reflects on the 50 years since the March on Washington.

 

Episode  1-9-16

 

Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guests focused on giving back and bettering oneself on this week’s JustLove. Hear Dr. Nina Radcliff, practicing physician/legislator for the New Jersey Society of Anesthesiologists talk about realistic, healthy to-do resolutions for the new year. And listen to Anton Steinhart, Founder of Wines for Humanity as he talks about how the wine industry is giving back and how his organization is raising funds to eliminate homelessness.

 

Episode  12-4-15

 

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan invites guests Dr. Gary Colledge, Pastor, Author, and Professor at the Moody Bible Institute and William Riead, Writer and Director of the feature film, The Letters to speak on the show. In the spirit of this Christmas season, Dr. Gary Colledge, talks about God and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol character, Ebenezer Scrooge. Whereas, William Riead, talks about how his film focuses on Mother Teresa’s letters that were about her feeling isolated and abandoned while working with the poor.

 

Episode 11-28-15

 

On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses the show on feeding the hungry. Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine talks about how his organization partners with over 30 local restaurants and markets to secure food donations.  And as World AIDS Day approaches, this episode also focuses on helping those effected by HIV/AIDs abroad. Frank Beadle de Palmo, President and CEO of mothers2mothers, an organization that focuses on paediatric HIV/AIDS, talks about how it trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV.

 

Episode 11-21-15

 

Monsignor Sullivan focuses JustLove this week on the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks and the enormously changed environment for understanding religious diversity, violence, war and peace. On this week’s show. Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research for the Institute of Social Policy talks about the attacks and the recently staged airstrikes against ISIS. Dr. Matthew Shadle, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Marymount University talks about how France and the international community are responding to those attacks from a Catholic perspective. 

 

Episode 11-14-15

 

Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guest who are familiar with the lives of Catholic social activists. Paul M. Pearson, Director and Archivist for the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY talks about his research and work based on Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and writer. Also on the show is Robert Ellsberg, Publisher at Orbis Books. He talks about Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

 

Episode 11-7-15

 

Monsignor Sullivan speaks with guests Dr. Jim Withers, Founder and leader of Operation Safety Net and Heidi Powers, Founder and Director of Collide NYC. Dr. Withers, talks about what inspired him to go out and help the homeless. While Heidi Powers discusses with Monsignor how her organization helps homeless individuals and their companion animals.

 

Episode 10-23-15

This weekend’s show will focus on Team Catholic Charities participating in the TCS NYC Marathon and raising money and awareness for the St. Nicholas Project. The two guests being interviewed are Mark Murphy and Junior Board member Brian Allen. Both are top fundraisers for Team Catholic Charities. The Junior Board’s very own will talk about this year’s St. Nicholas Project Shopping Day, which is being held on December 12, 2015.  Team Catholic Charities member, Mark Murphy, will discuss his motivation for running in the marathon and his feelings about raising money for St. Nicholas Project. 

Episode 10-17-15

 

Msgr Sullivan invites guests Jeff Swanson, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University and Peter Read, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Government Consultant to discuss issues surrounding mental health and violence. Jeff Swanson focuses on gun violence and untreated mental illness in the United States. While Peter Read talks about progress in gun laws.

 

Episode 10-10-15

 

Monsignor Sullivan speaks with guests about finding a balance between economic growth and preserving natural resources for future generations.

 

Episode 10-3-15

 

Tom Urtz, Vice President of Operations at ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. talks about his experience seeing Pope Francis in Harlem. Also on the show is National Reporter, David Gibson, at Religion News Service. He talks about news coverage surrounding Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

 

Episode 9-17-15

 

Monsignor Sullivan invites guests, Michael Klossan, V.P. of Policy and Humanitarian Response at Save the Children and Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Agency of the Diocese of Springfield.

 

Episode 9-10-15

 

Tune in for a special live edition of JustLove with guests Michael Saltsman, Research Director at the Employment Policies Institute and Premilla Nadasen, author of “Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement.”

 

Episode 8-29-15

 

On this week’s show, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on how terrorism effects refugees. Hear Dr. Erin Marie Saltman, Senior Counter Extremism Researcher for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISC) talk about women’s experiences with ISIS.  Also hear from David Collins, Assistant Vice President for Programs and Policy at The Children’s Village discuss the work his organization has been doing in Baghdad since 2009.

 

Episode 8-22-15

 

On Justlove Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Dr. George L. Kelling, professor at Rutgers University – School of Criminal Justice along with Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University. On the show, they discuss, voting rights acts and the “Broking Windows” theory.

 

Episode 8-15-15

 

Tina Cordova, Co-Chair of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium talks about the 1945 denotation of a plutonium bomb at a U.S. Air Force base in New Mexico. Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs and Israel Studies at Northeastern University talks about nuclear ethics – 70 years later.

 

Episode 8-1-15

 

On this week’s show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with two guests who are involved in preserving the globe’s natural resources while empowering people in the developing world. Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of the non-profit Water.org, talks about ways in which Water.org is creating new financing options for poor populations, where there is little access to safe water and quality sanitation. Also on the show is, Mathis Wackernagel, President of the Global Footprint Network. Mr. Wackernackel talks about the Earth Overshoot Day Campaign and ways to enable a sustainable future.

 

Episode 7-25-15 – Debt

 

On JustLove this week, Jonathan B. Wight, Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond talks about his book, “Ethics in Economics” and the ethics of debt. Also on the show is David R. Cameron, Professor of Political Science and Director of EU Studies at Yale University. He talks about the European Union and the recent European economic crisis.

 

Recent Episode 7-17-15 -HIV/AIDS

 

Hear Meagan Frederick, Director of Development and Public Relations for Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) talk about how the center has been providing care for children with HIV/AIDS since 1988. ICC is an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities.  Also on the show is Mary Martin Neopald, Founder of the Nyanya Project. She talks about her skills training program for grandmothers in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania who are raising their orphaned grandchildren who have HIV/AIDS.

 

Recent Episode 7-11-15 -Sustainable Development

 

On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Ana Martinez de Luco, Founder of Sure We Can and Melany Grout, an attorney and Land Tenure Specialist of Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights. On the show, Ms. Martinez de Luco talks about her her not-for-profit that is a homeless-friendly redemption center. Melany Grout discusses with Msgr. about Landesa’s Rural Development Institute.

 

Recent Episode 7-5-15 – Independence Day

 

This week, JustLove guests, Jaspen “Jas” Boothe, Founder of Final Salute Inc. and Kenneth C. Davis, author of “Don’t Know Much About” historical book series, speak with Msgr. Sullivan. On the show, Msgr. Sullivan focuses on how Final Salute Inc. carries out its mission of providing homeless female veterans with safe and suitable housing. Kenneth C. Davis touches on uncommon topics surrounding our country’s independence such as: Why is independence day celebrated on July 4th instead of July 2nd?

 

Recent Episode 6-17-15 – Climate Change

 

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Jim Ennis, Executive Director of Catholic Rural Life and Anthony Annett, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor at The Earth Institute of Columbia University. Both guest speak with Msgr. Sullivan about Climate Change, California’s drought and Pope Francis’ encyclical.

Recent Episode 6-6-15 – Healthy Habits

On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Mara Wedweck, Co-Founder of PopFit Kids about her FUNctional fitness program dedicated to building life-long healthy habits for kids. Msgr. Sullivan also speaks with Suprina Berenyi, Founder of Suprema Gourmet about the health related benefits of the dietary codes in the Old Testament.

Recent Episode 5-30-15 – ISIS

On this week’s JustLove episode, guests discuss the current situation with ISIS abroad. Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Sister Diana Momeka, Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Sienna, Iraq. Sister Momeka describes the situation with ISIS in Iraq and what listeners can do to help. David C. Speedie, Director of U.S. Global Engagement Program, is also on the show and he speaks with Msgr. about ISIS’ expansion in the Middle East and the UN’s fears.

Recent Episode 5-20-15 – Freedom of Press

This episode features three guests: Danielle Weisberg , Carly Zakin, founders of the Skimm and Vanessa Tucker, Vice President of Analysis at Freedom House. On the show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Vanessa Tucker about how her organization has been dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world since 1941. Msgr. Sullivan also speaks with guests, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, on their e-newsletter and their thoughts on today’s media landscape.

Recent Episode 5-16-15 – The Aftermath in Nepal

On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Gary Edmond, President and CEO of Food for the Hungry about his organization helping those in Nepal. They also discuss combating hunger and the spread of foreign aid to Nepal. Also on the show is Fr. Boniface Tigga SJ, Regional Superior, at the Nepal Region of Patna Province of the Society of Jesus. They discuss Fr. Boniface’s work helping those in need.

Recent Episode 5-9-15 – Empowering Boys of Color

On JustLove, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan speaks with those committed to improving life outcomes for all youth and especially African American males. On the show, Msgr. discusses with Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, about Freddie Gray and his church’s response. Also on the show is Chris P. Chatmon, Executive Director of African American Male Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). They speak about his work with youth of color.

Recent Episode 5-2-15 – Raising the Minimum Wage and Base Pay for Employees
On this week’s JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Maria Harley, VP of Operations at Gravity Payments and Rudy Lopez, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice. On the show, Msgr. discusses with Ms. Harley about her company’s CEO, Dan Price, raising his employees’ base pay to $70,000. With Rudy Lopez, Msgr. focuses on raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.

Recent Episode 4-25-15 – Pope’s Environmental Encyclical & Climate ChangeOn this week’s JustLove episode, Msgr. Sullivan focuses on the Pope’s Environmental Encyclical and the environment. He speaks with Donald Brown, Professor at Widener University School of Law, on the topic of ethics and climate change. Also on the show is Henry Longbottom, Blogger for Green Jesuit. Longbottom speaks with Msgr. about the encyclical and his article, “Why I’d Rather be a Hypocrite Than a Cynic.” from The Jesuit Post.

Recent Episode 4-19-15 – Poverty & Social Status
What if everything you knew about poverty was wrong? That’s what Msgr. Sullivan investigates with Dr. Kathryn Edin, Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University in their discussion on JustLove. Msgr. Sullivan also speaks with Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics at UC Davis about “The Son Always Rises;” a book tracking social mobility in families over time.

Recent Episode 4-12-15 –  Politics -Then and Now
Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Michael Sean Winters, Columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, about the current political climate. Also on the show is Joseph R. Fornieri, Professor of Political Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. Msgr speaks with Professor Fornieri about President Abraham Lincoln.

Recent Episode 4-5-15 – Holy Week 2015
On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rev. Richard W. Wills, Sr., Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hampton about how Holy Saturday 2015 marks the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. This week’s JustLove also features David Gibson, National Reporter for Religion News Service.

Recent Episode 3-28-15 – Creating Beauty as the Work of Justice

Want to know what it means to create beauty as the work of justice? Then tune in to JustLove this weekend. Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Gonzaga University Professor Patrick T. McCormick and Diana Fogarty, Mural Artist at Splashes of Hope.  Diana Fogarty speaks with  Monsignor about transforming spaces, enriching environments and art therapy. Patrick T. McCormick talks with Msgr. on how beauty calls us to justice.

Recent Episode 3-21-15 – Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with JustLove. Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Charlene Espinoza, founder of the The Bosh Bosh Project. The organization works with volunteers who have substantial experience working in rural Liberia or other rural parts of Africa. Also on the show is Dr. Lisa Schirch, Director of Human Security for the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Monsignor and Dr. Schirch discuss what initiatives can be taken to ensure women are a part of the peace building process.

Recent Episode 3-21-15 – Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with JustLove. Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Charlene Espinoza, founder of the The Bosh Bosh Project. The organization works with volunteers who have substantial experience working in rural Liberia or other rural parts of Africa. Also on the show is Dr. Lisa Schirch, Director of Human Security for the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Monsignor and Dr. Schirch discuss what initiatives can be taken to ensure women are a part of the peace building process.

Recent Episode 3-14-15 – Overcoming Obstacles in the March to Justice: Selma to Detroit

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Ascension Church’s Rev. Raymond Rafferty. They discuss overcoming obstacles in the March to Justice while touching on the films, Selma (2014) and Timbuktu (2014)– highlighted in this year’s academy awards.  Also on the show is Deputy Mayor of Detroit, Isaiah McKinnon. Msgr Sullivan speaks with him on Selma.

Recent Episode 3-14-15 – Overcoming Obstacles in the March to Justice: Selma to Detroit

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Ascension Church’s Rev. Raymond Rafferty. They discuss overcoming obstacles in the March to Justice while touching on the films, Selma (2014) and Timbuktu (2014)– highlighted in this year’s academy awards.  Also on the show is Deputy Mayor of Detroit, Isaiah McKinnon. Msgr Sullivan speaks with him on Selma.

Recent Episode 2-21-15 – Fasting for Fast Food and Backing with the Saints

This week Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Sr. Mary Priniski, Chapter Prioress for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Adrian Dominican Sisters  about Fasting for Fast Food. Also on the show is Saint Louis University Professor, Belden Lane. They discuss backpacking with Saints

Recent Episode 2-18-15 – Monsignor Sullivan Visits Jenny McCarthy

To kick off the Lenten season, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with celebrity, Jenny McCarthy, on her SiriusXM show about the significance of Lent.

Recent Episode 2-14-15 – Valentine’s Day

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rick Boosey, Founder of Kyya Chocolate about his sustainable and fair trade chocolates.Also on the show is Erika Anderson, Creator and Comandante of Army of Lovers. On the show, they focus on Valentine’s Day.

Recent Episode 2-7-15 – Developing Affordable Housing Options: Large & Small

On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Carmen Guidi, Founder of Second Wind Cottages and Community Faith Partners. Also on the show is Greg Maher, Executive Director of the Leviticus Fund. Maher and Monsignor discuss the issue of affordable housing.

Recent Episode 1- 31-15 – Pro Football Players Giving Back

Msgr. Sullivan will be speaking with Reginald “Reggie” Grant, former New York Jets player about being a speaker, author and consultant in ESL and Bilingual Education. Msgr. Sullivan  also interviews Jeffrey Faine, former player for University of Notre Dame, Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about how The Faine House is preventing homelessness among former foster youth.

Recent Episode 1-24-15 – Feeding Our Neighbors

Msgr. Sullivan will be speaking with Walter Martin, one of our Feeding Our Neighbors volunteers, about digitally improving food pantries. Also on the show is Tristram Stuart, Founder of Feedback. Msgr. and Tristam will be discussing food waste.

 

Recent Episode 1-17-15 – Selma & the Civil Rights Movement

Msgr. Sullivan will be interviewing Joanne Bland, Owner of Journeys for the Soul about her first hand experiences with Selma and the civil rights movement. Also on the show is, Georgetown University Professor, Michael Kazin in this jam packed segment about the protest movement, Dorothy Day and the labor movement and Catholic social teaching.

Recent Episode 1-10-15 

This week on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management about Pope Francis and the spirituality of simplicity in a complex world. Also on the show is Ryan Nicodemus, Blogger of TheMinimalist.com.They talk about the blog and living a meaningful life with less.

Recent Episode 12/12/14 – Peaceful Protest and Police Reform

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rev. Gregory Carl Chisolm, Pastor of  St. Charles Borromeo/Resurrection Chapel on peaceful protests.  Also on the show is Kami Chavis Simmons, Professor of Law at Wake Forest University about police reform.

Recent Episode 12/6/14 – Social Justice and Service Projects

On the show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with  Fr. Eric Andrews, President, Paulist Fathers about the Union of Superior Generals and Campus Ministry. Also on the show is Susanne A. Chawszewski, Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University about the University’s response to Ferguson.

Recent Episode 11/26/14 – St. Nicholas & a Commercial Christmas

 On JustLove, listen in as Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Edward Hadas, Economics Editor of Reuters Breakingviews about the spirit of Christmas presents.  Learn more about St. Nicholas and a commercial Christmas.

Recent Episode 11/19/14 – Food Initiatives

On the show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Kaitlin Yarnall, Executive Editor of National Geographic about National Geographic’s food initiative. Also on the show is Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. Msgr and Mr. Unanue speak about Goya Gives and their recent donation of 300,000 pounds of food to our Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign.

Recent Episode 11/12/14 – Post-Election Show – Films

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rev. Raymond M. Rafferty Ascension Church. Msgr. and Rev. Rafferty discuss the films Dead Man Walking staffing Susan Sarandon and Monsieur Vincent starring Pierre Fresnay and Aime Clariond. Also on the show is  Gerry Straub,  Documentary filmmaker and the Founder and President of Pax et Bonum Communications.

Recent Episode 11/7/14 – Post-Election Show – What’s Ahead

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with John Kennedy Blake, Writer/Producer of  CNN.com. Msgr. and Blake discuss who controls the Senate and  the history of voter suppression in America. Also on the show is Ray La Raja, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Amherst and Founding Editor of The Forum. La Raja and Msgr speak about what might increase or decrease political polarization in the years to come.

Recent Episode 10/31/14 – Philanthropy & The New York City Marathon

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Patrick Rooney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Rooney and Msgr. talk about  how can an organization create an emotional connection to its cause. Also on the show is Rusty McGranahan who will be running with Team Catholic Charities in Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon.

Recent Episode 10/25/14 – Children in Crisis & Our Response

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Evelyn Mejil, Executive Director of Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center. They discuss how the center strengthens the safety net for children through community outreach, education, and prevention efforts. Also on the show is Judge Robert Holdman, Retired New York State Supreme Court Judge and General Counsel North America – West Legend Corporation/The Rilin Group. On the show, they talk about decreasing the incidence of child abuse in our society

Recent Episode 10/15/14 – One Human Family: Food for All Week of Action (Oct. 12 – 19th )

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World. They discuss Bread for the World’s campaign against domestic and international hunger. Also on the show is Darcie Nielsen, Director of Live the Fast, Inc. Nielsen and Msgr. talk about Live the Fast’s online community and how it helps people grow in faith.

Recent Episode 10/8/14 – Confronting Poverty Nationally and Locally

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Brian R. Corbin, Senior Vice-President of Social Policy at Catholic Charities USA. They discuss how is Catholic Charities USA addressing the ongoing tragedy of Americans living in poverty.Also on the show is Karolina May, Director of Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association. Msgr. and Ms. May discuss how does the Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association work to empower those who are formerly homeless.

Recent Episode 10/4/14 – Conversations on Judaism, Islam and Justice

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rabbi Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice-President & CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY). They discuss how Yom Kippur calls believers to “repair the world” and oppose oppression. Also on the show is Karima Bennoune, J.D., Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. Bennoune and Monsignor examine the recent  threats posed by groups like ISIS and the best approach governments can take to handle them.

Recent Episode 9/24/14 – Domestic Violence and Sports

On JustLove this week, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Joyce Mahoney, Program and Outreach Services Director of Harbor House. Msgr. and Joyce discuss the phenomenon of domestic violence, and how Catholic Charities agencies can be a first line of defense to help victims. Also on the show is Dr. Billy J. Hawkins, PhD, Professor of Sports Management and Policy in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Hawkins and Msgr. discuss what role “sportsmanship” plays in today’s NFL in light of the recent controversies involving football players, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.

Recent Episode 9/19/14 – The People’s Climate March – 9/21 NYC

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Patrick Carolan, Executive Director, Franciscan Action Network (FAN). Patrick and Monsignor will be speaking about Catholic participation in this Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Also on the show is Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Ph.D, Director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC-San Diego and Member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan will be speaking to Msgr. Sullivan about the science of climate change.

Recent Episode 9/9/14 – Combating ISIS and Confronting a “Slow Motion Genocide”

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame. On the show, David Cortright and Msgr. Sullivan discuss what are the most effective means to counter the threats posed by ISIS. Also on the show is Auday Arabo, Esq., Spokesman of St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese. Arabo and Msgr. Sullivan talk about the history of the Chaldean Church and community.

Recent Episode 9/4/14 – James Foley and Journalism in the 21st Century

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Ken Paulson, Dean, College of Mass Communication of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and President at the First Amendment Center. They discuss the ethics of banning graphic images online. Also on the show is David Gibson, National Reporter of Religion News Service.  Mr. Gibson and Monsignor discuss what constitutes “martyrdom.”

Recent Episode 8/28/14 – Teachable Moments: Robin Williams, Depression & Addiction

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Fordham University Film Professor, Fr. Michael Tueth  about actors Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Also on the show is Thomas A. Hendrick Jr. , Director of Parents Support Network & Senior Program Officer & Founding Member The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. They discuss the connection between mental health disorders and addiction.

Recent Episode 8/14/14 – Bethlehem University Internship Program with CCUSA & Infectious Diseases

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Bethlehem University and Amjaad Musleh, Bethlehem University student and Catholic Charities USA intern. Also on the show is Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventative Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Recent Episode 8/7/14 – 50th Anniversary: Mississippi Freedom Summer & Support for Persecuted Christians

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Dave Dennis, J.D., Civil Right Leader, Veteran of the Mississippi Freedom 50th  and  CEO of the Southern Initiative Algebra Project. They discuss what it was like to live part of Civil Rights history. Also on the show is Jerry Dykstra, Director of Media Relations at Open Doors USA. They talk about the services provided to persecuted Christians overseas.

Recent Episode 7/30/14 – USAID Faith Partnerships/ Hetrick-Martin Institute

On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Thomas Krever CEO of the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) and J. Mark Brinkmoeller Director of USAID Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Thomas Krever discusses the services of Hetrick-Martin and how it cares for at-risk and fringe-youth populations. J. Mark Brinkmoeller discusses how the Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives aims to end poverty and promote civil society and security.

Recent Episode 7/25/14 – Unaccompanied Minors Program

On this week’s show, hear Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speak with Margaret Martin, the Supervising Attorney of Catholic Charities Community Service’s Unaccompanied Minors Program and its response to the recent border crisis. Also on the show is Hosffman Ospino, Assistant Professor of Theology and Education at Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry. On the show they discuss the emergence of multicultural parishes and how parishes are adjusting to in the increase of Hispanic parishioners.

Recent Episode 6/18/14 – Christian Persecution/ World Refugee Day

On this episode, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Candida Moss, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Also on the show is Elvis Garcia Callejas, , Catholic Charities Community Services Case Manager of the Unaccompanied Minors Program of New York.

Recent Episode 6/10/14 – Tangled Thread & Father’s Day

On this week’s JustLove episode, Sara Ziff of STZ Films talks about the issues facing workers in the fashion industry and her experience improving working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh. Msgr. Sullivan also speaks with Brian Caulfield, Editor, Fathers for Good about his book, “Man to Man: Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Fatherhood.”

Recent Episode 6/3/14 – Inclusive Capitalism/ & the National Puerto Rican Parade

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan discusses the issue of wealth and income equality with  Dr. Joseph Blasi, J. Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. Also on the show is Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez, Chairperson of the Board of Directors National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc., who discusses the parade and its service opportunities.

Recent Episode 5/28/14 – Africa Day/ Feast of Ugandan Martyrs & Human Trafficking

On this week’s show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Kim Pozniak, Catholic Relief Service’s Communications Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa on the organization’s work to rebuild peace in the region. Also on the show, is Sister Joan Dawber, member of the Sisters of Charity Halifax.

Recent Episode 5/21/14  – Honoring National Foster Care Month

On this week’s show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Naomi Schaefer Riley, columnist and opinion writer for the New York Post. Also on the show, is Grace Poppe, Deputy Director of Social Services for Catholic Guardian Services.

Recent Episode 5/7/14 – Money and Chocolate & Mother’s Day

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks Jim Nevels, Chairman, The Swarthmore Group and Chairman of the Board, The Hershey Company. Also on the show is Diane Vezza, a Mercy Center Bronx volunteer. Monsignor interviews her on teaching ESL classes at the center.

Recent Episode 5/3/14  – Canonization & Christian Persecution

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan celebrates the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II with Kerry Walters who has written biographies on both popes. Also on the show is Gina Zurlo of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity about the ongoing Christian Persecution occurring throughout the world.

Recent Episode 4/19/14 – Holy Week

This week Monsignor Sullivan celebrates Holy Week with Judy Coode, of Marynoll’s Office for Global Concern about their Stations of the Cross Procession in Washington DC and reflects on the significance of each station in today’s society. 

Recent Episode 4/12/14 – Rwanda 20 Years Later

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan celebrates national volunteer week with Takouhi Mosoian, who was a Catholic Charities volunteer and now works in our Community & Social Development Department.  Also on the show is Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and current author that speaks about how her faith helped her heal from the trauma experienced during the genocide.   

Recent Episode 4/5/14 – Cesar Chavez

This week Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and current President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation about his father’s legacy, the new film currently in theatres, and the continued social work of the foundation. Also on the show is Patrick Carolan of the Franciscan Action Network who speaks about the Fast4Famlies national bus tour for immigration reform.

Recent Episode 3/29/14 – Thomas DiNapoli & Grace Institute

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, about his recent trip to Bangladesh to observe its garment industry conditions and also comments on the state’s current affordable housing trends. Also on the show is Shari Krull of Catholic Charities affiliated agency Grace Institute to speak about its involvement in the current Lean In movement and the many programs it offers women as Women’s History Month comes to a close.

Recent Episode 3/15/14 – Pope Francis and Russia & Ukraine Conflict

This week Monsignor Sullivan celebrates the one year anniversary of Pope Francis with Sr. Katarina Schuth of the St. Paul Seminary. Also back on the show is the Kroc Institute for Peace’s David Cortright who speaks about the crisis in the Ukraine and what it means for regional stability.

Recent Episode 3/8/14 – Lenten Season 2014 & Stan Grayson

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Kerry Webber of America Magazine about her new book “Mercy in the City” and corporal works of ministry we are all invited to do during this Lenten season. Also on the show Catholic Charities Trustee and former Deputy Mayor of NY Stan Grayson who speaks about his experience being an African-American student in the predominately white campus of Holy Cross during early 70s and also his thoughts on economic development in struggling communities.    

Recent Episode 3/1/14 – Oscar Films & Lenten Season 2014

This week Monsignor Sullivan welcomes back Fordham University Film Professor Fr. Michael Tueth on the show to discuss this year’s best films as part of our Oscar Preview. Also on the show is Fr. Tom Ryan who is on to speak about the sacred practice of fasting as we prepare for the Lenten season.

Recent Episode 2/22/14 – President’s Day & Municipal ID cards for undocumented immigrants

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Robert Merry, author of “Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians”, about the American Presidency and how to evaluate former US Presidents. Also on the show is former Mayor of New Haven John DeStefano who speaks about his city’s Municipal ID Card initiative and the overall importance of welcoming immigrants to our country.    

Recent Episode 2/15/14 – Valentine’s Day

This week Monsignor Sullivan rings in Valentine’s Day with Brian Barcaro, founder of CatholicMatch.com, about National Marriage Week and the concept of purposeful dating. Also on the show is Ralph Perez of Catholic Charities affiliated agency Create, Inc. about the recent media attention given to addiction, and how his agency helps those suffering from addiction recover their lives.   

Recent Episode 2/8/14 -The Importance of Sports

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Michael Bernard, PE Teacher at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx, about a new Fitness Program CYO is administering throughout a number of schools. Also on the show is Catholic Charities’ own Joe Panepinto who is a former member of the US Olympic planning committee about the significance of the Olympic games. 

Recent Episode 2/1/14 – Feeding Our Neighbors

This week as Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbor’s campaign is launched; Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Eric Munoz, of Oxfam America about the work he’s done in helping to create a global index that measures quality, accessibility and affordability of food. Also on the show is Triada Stampas of the Food Bank of NYC to speak about how the Farm Bill’s passing will hurt millions of Americans relying on SNAP benefits. 

Recent Episode 1/25/14 – War on Poverty

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation about the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty to discuss what has worked and what can be improved upon in America today. Also on the show is John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter to talk about Pope Francis and what his comments on inequality and poverty means for Catholics.

Episode 1/18/14  – Decline of the Middle Class

JustLove is back for another year! In our first episode of 2014 Monsignor Sullivan speaks with the Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor to discuss America’s income inequality crisis and some of the statistics behind what’s being called the “Lost Decade of the Middle Class” Also on the show is Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy towards economic equality.

Episode 12/13/13  – Nelson Mandela and World Hunger

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Anthony Egan SJ of South Africa’s University of Pretoria about the life of Nelson Mandela and importance he plays throughout the world. Also on the show is development expert Tim Wall who returns to the program to speak about world hunger and the positive progress being made in this area.

Episode 12/6/13  – Bangladesh and St. Nicholas

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with JustLove guest host George Horton about his recent fact finding trip in Bangladesh to learn more about the country’s garment industry. Also on the show is Adam C. English, author of “The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus” who joins the show to talk about the real St. Nicholas.

Episode 11/30/13 – Thanksgiving Day 2013

This week Monsignor Sullivan celebrates Thanksgiving with two very special guests. Former NY Met legend Rusty Staub speaks about his charitable work with Catholic Charities and what Thanksgiving means to him. Also on the show is Henry Timms of 92Y who helped make #GivingTuesday come to life.

Episode 11/23/13 – Adoption and Family

On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Emily Forham of Spence-Chapin about her agency’s adoption services to families and children as well as the changes happening in the adoption field. Also on the show is Professor Thomas Groome of Boston College to discuss the Vatican’s family survey in preparation for the upcoming synod in October 2014.

Episode 11/16/13 – Philippines Relief & National Adoption Month

This week Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Tom Price of CRS about the horrible devastation in the Philippines and what people can do to help. Also on the show is Beth Finnerty of Catholic Charities Agency: Cardinal McCloskey Services about their programs and services as we reflect on National Adoption Month.

Episode 11/9/13 – Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker Movement and President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

With Monsignor Sullivan away this week, George Horton fills to speak with two special guests that both commemorate two important events for American Catholics. Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis books, speaks about his memories of working alongside Dorothy Day as the Catholic Worker Movement celebrates 80 years. Also on the show is historian David J. O’Brien who reflects on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination in Dallas.