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

    Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes. Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Rachel shares a bit about her work at Common Earth Gardens which is dedicated to improving the lives of refugee families in the Louisville community through participation in agricultural opportunities in local community gardens and farms there. Ray Lopez is the Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services…

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

    The History of Flags & Wage Theft Recovery Win for Day Laborers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Flag Day and the ongoing wage theft of day laborers. Tim Marshall is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of the 2017 book “A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols.” To highlight “Flag Day,” Tim Marshall talks about the history of flags themselves, the meaning and symbolism behind them, and how they have been used throughout history to unite and separate people. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Younkers, New York where – among other programs – she oversees Catholic Charities Obresros Unidos Program. Esmeralda…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    A Conversation about Foster Care and Summer Youth Employment 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about New York’s foster care system and takes a look at summer employment for youth. Commissioner David Hansell is the Commissioner for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. Commissioner Hansell shares some information and trends regarding foster care here in the City of New York, and what New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is doing to improve the lives and experiences of the foster children in their care. Eddie Silverio is the Division Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Alianza Division here in the Archdiocese of New York. As we approach the end of the school year…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Traveling to Tucson Arizona to Assisting Migrants & Discussing Military Chaplains on Memorial Day 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to those who have experienced the influx of migrants at our southern border and also honors Memorial Day. Sister Norma Pimentel is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV). Sister Norma talks to us about the services that CCRGV offers to refugees coming into the southern border and how we can all help. Blanca Ramirez is the Director of Social Services and Community Education of Mercy Center – an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Blanca shares her experiences after traveling down to Tucson, Arizona in late April to volunteer…

  • JustLove,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Xavier Society for the Blind and Assisting South Asian Immigrant Women

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Xavier Society for the Blind and SAPNA NYC. Malachy Fallon is the Executive Director of Xavier Society for the Blind and shares the mission of Xavier Society for the Blind to enable the blind and visually impaired to learn, develop and practice their Catholic faith. Robert White is a retired teacher who is visually impaired and a long-time client of Xavier Society for the Blind. Robert talks to us about what the services of the Xavier Society for the Blind mean to him in the practice of his Catholic Faith. Diya Basu-Sen is the Executive Director of SAPNA…

  • JustLove

    Reflections on the April 21st Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka and Our Care for God’s Creation

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka and also a Catholic climate movement. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion’s family is from Sri Lanka and she spent part of her childhood in that country. She talks to Msgr. Sullivan about some of her reflections on the terrible bombings that took place in Sri Lanka at several Churches and Hotels on this Easter Sunday, and what – in her opinion – should be done to address religiously based violence in her family’s native land. Kelly Moltzen…

  • JustLove

    A Visit to the Northern Triangle and Caring for Migrants on the Southern Border

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his trip to the Northern Triangle and what that means for both side of the border. Jessica Garcia is the Assistant to the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW (RWDSU). She returned from a five-day long fact-finding mission to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Msgr. Sullivan, Fanny Gomez. Jessica shares a bit about what she witnessed on her journey to the Northern Triangle, and particularly what conditions are like for workers and others in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Benjamin De La Garza is the…

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    Happy Easter!

    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:6B-8 Brothers and sisters:Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?Clear out the old yeast,so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened.For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Couldn’t we use more sincerity and truth this year? Don’t we have too many in-your-face examples of malice and wickedness? We can feel helpless and paralyzed in the midst of the overwhelming maelstrom that engulfs us.  So perhaps the most hopeful and insightful image is…

  • Lent,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Just Love’s Good Friday and Easter Show

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and about Good Friday. Patricia Tursi is the Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, New York. The center is a home for children and young people with medically complex conditions. Pat talks to Monsignor about what life is like for the young people at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center as well as the situation of aging out after being 21 years old, and what solutions are being proposed to assist these young people who “age out” of care at the Pediatric Center. Stephanie Gabaud is an 18-year-old resident of Elizabeth…

  • Lent

    Holy Week – Good Friday

    First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-6 Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, while we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all. We feel a burden lifted when someone takes upon herself or himself one of our tasks. It can be small when someone offers to pick up an item from the…