• JustLove

    The Catholic Church in Nicaragua and JustLove’s look at Christmas Music 2018

    On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Catholic Church in Nicaragua and Christmas music from the perspective of important characters. Ines San Martin is the Rome Bureau Chief and Vatican Correspondent for the Catholic religious news service CRUX, Ines. Ines talks to us about the current civil unrest and protest against Daniel Ortega – the President of Nicaragua – and his Vice President and wife Rosario Murillo – that has been rocking that county since mid-April of this year, and how the Catholic Church has found itself caught in the middle as Nicaragua struggles between its past and its present. Fanny Gomez is the Social Media Specialist…

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

    House Republicans Announce Immigration Reform Principles: Let the Negotiations Begin

    The next step has been taken to fix our nation’s broken immigration policies with the release of the House Republican’s immigration reform principles.  I was present at Capital Hill last spring when a bi-partisan group of Senators made an earlier step forward by introducing Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation. The Senate later passed  this as a bill on June 27, 2013. The Senate’s steps last year – while positive – did not bring us to the end of the race.  The House’s steps towards immigration reform – while positive – remain principles, not an approved bill and a long way from becoming law.  These differ greatly, but I am not prepared…

  • Commentary

    Pope Francis Announces Big Synod Meeting on Families in 2014: Broad Transparent Agenda & Grassroots Input

    Why all the “buzz” about this two-phase synod meeting beginning in 2014 on the challenges facing families?  (FYI – Synod is a fancy word for a meeting of Bishops and experts around the world called by the Pope to consider an important issue.)  Frankly, there are usually pretty boring and tedious – even when substantive.  I have a couple of thoughts why this Synod on the family should be different: Putting questions on-line and inviting “survey-monkey” responses by anyone with internet access is new for synod meetings. It demonstrates transparency that many would claim is uncharacteristic of the Catholic Church. Everyone can see that the agenda is not ostrich-like.  Major hot-button and important issues are covered.  Same-sex marriage and…