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    Discussing Last-minute Fair Trade Christmas Gift Options and Netflix’s ‘The Two Popes’

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan explores fair trade gift options from Ten Thousand Villages and also talks to the Director and one of the leads of Netflix’s ‘The Two Popes.’ Doug Lapp is the Director of Artisan Relations of Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade non-profit retailer that operates a network of 50 branded stores and an e-commerce shop that connects artisans in the developing world with conscientious shoppers in the United States. Doug talks to us about the work of Ten Thousand Villages and how a purchase, either this Christmas or throughout the year, can help to support not only artisans in the developing…

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    JustLove’s Look at Ethical and Impactful Charitable Giving Ideas for Christmas 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about two different nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in areas around the world. Ben Bateman is the Head of Growth for GiveWell, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and promoting charitable organizations working primarily in the developing world that save or improve people’s lives the most per dollar donated. During this period prior to Christmas when many are considering giving gifts to worthy charities, Ben talks to us about the work of GiveWell, how and why it was founded back in 2007, and the model that they use to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of charities in…

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    Reflections of the Canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman and Preparing for the Christmas Season with Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Box of Joy” Ministry

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor talks about the Canonization of now Saint John Henry Newman and “Box of Joy” Ministry. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion was in Rome this past weekend attending the Canonization Mass for the 19th Century British Cardinal John Henry Newman. She talks to us about Cardinal Newman as well as why now Saint Cardinal Newman is a particularly relevant saint for our current modern age. Jim Cavnar is the President and Co-Founder of Cross Catholic Outreach Inc., a Florida-based Catholic non-profit relief and development organization founded in 2001…

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    Christmas with Catholic Charities Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”

    On this Christmas edition of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the works of Catholic Charities in Alaska and “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” Lisa Aquino is the Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Lisa – who was born and raised in Alaska, shares a bit about the work of Catholic Social Services of Alaska, and how they assist the vulnerable – the homeless, the hungry, and immigrants and refugees – in one of the Northern-most Dioceses in the country. Peter Rothstein is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da and the Creator and…

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    Thank you: A Message of Hope and Gratitude

    As we exit Thanksgiving time and the world around us enters into Christmas festivities, I draw your attention to Advent, a season marked preeminently by hope, and expectation – virtues and values that even our Christian tradition has a difficult time holding onto. Our Catholic Charities work is the incarnation of the virtue of hope. While each Catholic Charities agency has its own, the overall tagline of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New York is “providing help and creating hope.” Our work has little meaning unless it brings hope to those in need. Is not a major part of our work convincing those who approach us for help to…

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    #WorldAIDSDay and The Giving Machine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about World AIDS Day and Catholic Charities of NY’s partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints for the Giving Machines. Andrea Combs, along with other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, partnered with a group of local and international charities – including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York – in a kick-off event and ribbon cutting ceremony outside the Mormon Temple in New York City to officially open New York City’s first “Giving Machines.” The Giving Machines are vending machines that allow users to purchase various items, including socks, meals,…