• JustLove

    Women in Sports and an RCIA Candidate’s Lenten Journey

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about women in sport and an RCIA candidate’s Lenten journey. Pamela M. Wheeler, Esq. is a lecturer in the Masters of Science Program in Sports Management at Columbia University and the Founding Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). To highlight Women’s History Month, Pam shares a bit about her role in the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association and its work in assisting women players in gaining rights and benefits, the obstacles women in sports face generally, and what can be done to help address those obstacles. Vito Rinaldi III is an Area Sales…

  • Lent

    Why Practice Lent?

    “Rend your hearts not your garments” the prophet Joel long ago directed. The same theme is directed to us this Ash Wednesday: “Open up your hearts.” Let’s not waste our time on superficial Lenten practices that fail to touch our hearts. Let’s take on and carry out those practices, penances, and deeds in a way that opens up our hearts in three directions – to ourselves, to one another and to our God. The script: pray, sacrifice and help. Why those three? They open our hearts in three ways: prayer – to God; sacrifice – to ourselves; helping – to others. The script is tried and true, and at least…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    “The Heart of Nuba” and the Importance of Sports

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the creator of “The Heart of Nuba” and a CYO coach on the importance of sports. Ken Carlson, an independent filmmaker with Carlson Films, Incorporated, talks to Msgr Sullivan about directing and producing his new film: “The Heart of Nuba” which follows the work of Catholic Dr. Tom Catena – a personal friend of Ken Carlson – who serves the needs of the forgotten people of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as the only surgeon for 200 miles. The film will be released theatrically on Friday – April 6th. Here is a link to video clips from a recent…

  • JustLove

    April Fool’s Day Easter Sunday

    “We are fools for Christ” 1 Corinthians 4:10 Easter Eggs and Easter Jesus Compare and Contrast in Eleven Parts: You Choose   Rolling Fathers help their children roll Easter eggs along the ground; The Father of Jesus rolled away the stone and raised his dead son from the ground of the tomb.   Colors Easter eggs come in many colors; Easter Jesus comes and saves people of all colors!   Hard-boiled Easter eggs are hardboiled; When life around us is hardboiled the love of Easter Jesus can be soft and cuddly.   Shells Easter egg shells crack and then we throw them away as imperfect and not pretty enough; Easter…

  • JustLove

    JustLove’s Easter Show

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Easter. Fanny Gomez, Social Media Specialist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and Msgr. Sullivan discuss Easter themes in popular music, including the songs:  “Crossroads” by Bone Thug and Harmony, and  “Rise” by Katy Perry. Hector Molina, a Catholic lay evangelist and the Chief Executive Officer of  Casting Nets Ministries based in St. Louis, Missouri, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about how we can live in the spirit of “Easter Hope” in difficult times without becoming discouraged. Listen Now.

  • Holidays and Holy Days

    Stay the Course Through Holy Week

    Tip of the Day: Recommit to making the time to celebrate the great feasts of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), Passion (Good Friday) & Resurrection (Easter).   Verse of the Day: Bible Readings for Tuesday of Holy Week   Reflection of the Day: A wise colleague often says, “When climbing the mountain, it’s good to look back periodically and see how far we have come.” Today is the symbolic 39th day of Lent. We’ve come a long way. Only one more day remains of our Lenten discipline before we enter into the great celebrations of our Christian faith.