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    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…

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    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…

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    The Masters & Holy Week

    A golfer and a disciple:  Tiger and Peter Many are lauding Tiger Woods’ winning the Masters and calling it the greatest sports comeback stories of all-time. Our age clearly likes to gloat about the things we know about.  (By the way – without taking anything away from Tiger, I’m nominating for that honor Serena Williams’ winning her first official match after giving birth.) Since it’s Holy Week I thought of the disciple Peter as another comeback story.  Didn’t he become one of the great preachers and pastors of the early Church?  And didn’t this happen within 2 months of Peter denying Jesus three times at the time of the crucifixion.…

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    Sixth Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday

    Second reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of…

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    Passover and Volunterism

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Passover and volunteering alternatives to Spring Break. Rabbi Michael S. Miller is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Rabbi Miller speaks a bit about the work of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, as well as the celebration of Passover, which begins on Friday, April 19th – the same day that Catholics and other Christians commemorate Good Friday. Lisa Bowman is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for United Way Worldwide. With Spring Break commencing for colleges across the country and young people will…

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    Fifth Sunday of Lent – Do Not Judge

    Gospel: John 8:1-11 (excerpt)Jesus went to the Mount of Olives, and he sat down and taught them.Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery They said to him,“Teacher, this woman was caught committing adultery.Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them,“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.And in response, they went away one by one,So he…

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    A Look at Religious Freedom in the Islamic World and a Look at Volunteerism for National Volunteers Week 2019

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about freedom in Islam and National Volunteer Week. Prof. Daniel Philpott, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University and the author of the book “Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today.” Prof. Philpott talks about his finding is his book which examines the status of religious freedom in the world’s 47 Muslim majority countries, and where he sees the Islamic tradition containing “seeds of freedom” that are potentialities for developing a more robust understanding of religious freedom in the Islamic world in the future. Kara Cunnane…

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    Fourth Sunday of Lent – Ambassadors of Reconciliation

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ  and given us the ministry of reconciliation,  namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,  not counting their trespasses against them  and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,…