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    A Conversation with a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and School Re-openings

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Democratic National Convention and also has a conversation about how schools are preparing to re-open during amid COVID-19. Mayra Linares Garcia is the Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 2020. Last week, she served as a virtual delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as we are finishing up with the summer convention season this week marking the beginning of the 2020 Presidential Race in earnest. Mayra Linares-Garcia talks about what it was like to virtually participate in the Democratic National Convention this year, as well as sharing with us a bit about what’s in the Democratic Party’s…

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    Impacts of the Increases of COVID-19 Cases and A Conversation on Police Reform in the Wake of the Recent Death of George Floyd

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about COVID-19 in Texas and police reform around the country. Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW is President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas. As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, Cynthia Colbert talks about what the situation is currently like in East Texas and what Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is doing to assist those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic in her area. Thomas Abt, Esq. is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice in Washington D.C., as well as the author of…

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    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

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    Senior Meal Delivery and The USNS Comfort

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Encore Community Services and the task force on the USNS Comfort. Jeremy Kaplan is the Executive Director of Encore Community Services, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Encore has now expanded into a multidimensional agency providing a comprehensive array of services in the Times Square area and beyond. Jeremy shares with us how Encore Community Services assists those homebound seniors that it works with, like securing nutritious meals during the pandemic, as well as helping them deal with the social isolation that accompanies social distancing requirements. Commander Kerry Hudson,…

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    Commemorating “Laudato Si” and a look at Catholic Charities Chicago during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the church and the environment, and also the effects of the pandemic on the people of Chicago. Jonathan Pruitt is the Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, CA. He works with the local Catholic community and other partners to advocate for sustainable and just community growth and the improvement of air quality, as well as to reduce the impact of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The worldwide Church is commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter on the Care of Our Common Home:…

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Day Laborers in Yonkers and Expectant Mothers at Maternity Residences for Homeless Women

    On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the pandemic has impacted day laborers and homeless pregnant women in New York. Esmeralda Hoscoy is the Regional Director for Catholic Charities Community Services Regional Office in Yonkers, New York. Esmeralda talks to us about the work that she and her office do with Day Laborers, men and women who work in the informal economy whose means of support has been decimated by the social distancing strictures and industry closures that have been put in place to fight the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Esmeralda talks about what Catholic Charities has been doing to help these families survive and start…

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    Pursuing Investment Strategies that Incorporate Catholic Social Principles and Discussing the Global Impact of the Coronavirus

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Catholic investing and also the impact of the coronavirus. Thomas Lanctot is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Investment Services, a Boston-based nonprofit organization founded which helps Catholic entities and institutions invest their assets according to socially responsible Catholic investment guidelines. Tom talks to us about the work of Catholic Investment Services and how Catholic institutions can actually “do good” and “avoid doing evil” in the world at large. Thomas Bollyky, J.D. is a Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics and Development at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. Tom is also the author of the…