• JustLove

    JustLove’s Look at Puerto Rico’s Recovery from Hurricane Maria and Ireland’s Vote to Repeal the 8th Amendment

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Puerto Rico and Ireland’s 8th Amendment Vote. The Honorable Yesmin M. Valdivieso, CPA, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, speaks with Msgr. Sullivan about the current situation on the island of Puerto Rico as they still recover from the devastation that Hurricane Maria wrought when it hit the island back on September 20, 2017 and the challenges lay ahead. Breda O’Brien is a Teacher at Muckross Park College which is an all-girls Secondary School in Dublin, Ireland, and a weekly columnist for The Irish Times.  Breda discusses the recent referendum vote on May 23, 2018, to repeal the 8th…

  • JustLove

    JustLove’s Look at Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the Oscar’s

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will speak with two guests covering recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the Oscar’s. Jose Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation – the nation’s premier Latino non-profit membership organization, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about the work of the Hispanic Federation and particularly – the organization’s recent relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, as well as advocacy efforts, increase reimbursement in New York State on behalf of Human Services, and nationally on behalf of the Dreamers. Leah Libresco, Freelance Writer and Contributing Editor at America Media, talks to Msgr. Sullivan about this year’s 90th Annual…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Update on Relief and Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

    I would like to provide an update on the relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is so dear to the hearts of many New Yorkers.  One of our reasons for concern is the damage and hurt suffered by the families of the Head Start programs run by the New York Foundling at 41 sites throughout the island of Puerto Rico.  I know of the dedicated work being done by the leadership of the New York Foundling in NY, especially William Baccaglini, Jr. and Carmen Jirau-Rivera, to support these families. These efforts will continue for many years. I was able to join Cardinal Dolan a few weeks ago to…