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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 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.