• Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Catholic Charities’ Assistance for Immigrants and Refugees and Rocket Scientist Turned Nun

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current immigration issues in the US and also he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of Catholic Charities of New York’s Immigration and Refugee Services which serves the immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and the Hudson Valley. During a week when the current Administration has announced impending immigration enforcement actions as well as new efforts to drastically limit asylum claims at the United States’ southern border, Mario talks about some of what he has been hearing and seeing regarding immigration enforcement in communities…

  • JustLove,  Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Xavier Society for the Blind and Assisting South Asian Immigrant Women

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Xavier Society for the Blind and SAPNA NYC. Malachy Fallon is the Executive Director of Xavier Society for the Blind and shares the mission of Xavier Society for the Blind to enable the blind and visually impaired to learn, develop and practice their Catholic faith. Robert White is a retired teacher who is visually impaired and a long-time client of Xavier Society for the Blind. Robert talks to us about what the services of the Xavier Society for the Blind mean to him in the practice of his Catholic Faith. Diya Basu-Sen is the Executive Director of SAPNA…

  • JustLove

    A Visit to the Northern Triangle and Caring for Migrants on the Southern Border

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his trip to the Northern Triangle and what that means for both side of the border. Jessica Garcia is the Assistant to the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW (RWDSU). She returned from a five-day long fact-finding mission to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Msgr. Sullivan, Fanny Gomez. Jessica shares a bit about what she witnessed on her journey to the Northern Triangle, and particularly what conditions are like for workers and others in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Benjamin De La Garza is the…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear About Former US Presidents as Part of President’s Day and the Importance of Welcoming Immigrants

    On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Robert Merry, author of “Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians,” about the American Presidency and how to evaluate former US Presidents. Also on the show is former Mayor of New Haven John DeStefano who speaks about his city’s Municipal ID Card initiative and the overall importance of welcoming immigrants to our country.

  • Commentary

    Pope Francis Inspiring a Movement to Address Inequality – “Count Me In”

    Thanks that Pope Francis continues to give voice and draw attention to the unacceptable reality of inequality in the world – most recently in an address prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos. Catholic Charities deals with this reality each day – neighbors unfed and under-fed; families dangerously housed or without housing; children neglected and inadequately educated; immigrants un-welcomed and refugees in fear and persecuted.  Providing Help, Creating Hope, Catholic Charities’ tagline, is also our mission laced with more than a tinge of obsession.  And so Catholic Charities provides help – day in and day out to non-Catholics and Catholics alike.  And we try to create hope for those…

  • Commentary

    Homily on Frances Xavier Cabrini

    Over the past year, our country has debated how we should treat foreigners and immigrants. How do we treat those who come here with the right immigration papers? How do we treat those who are here without the right papers- estimated now at 12 million individuals living and working in the United States? This debate reminds me of the biblical story of Jesus and the lepers.  In this story, ten men suffering from leprosy, the most dreaded disease during biblical times, approached our Lord, calling out “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  Jesus cured them all yet only one special person, a Samaritan – a foreigner — returned to thank…