• JustLove

    Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the World Day Against the Death Penalty

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the significance of the Life and Ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero before his canonization of Catholic efforts to abolish the death penalty. Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., a Jesuit priest born and raised in Quinto, Ecuador and is currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish on Staten Island, is traveling over to Rome to this week to participate with Pope Francis – who was Father Hernan’s own personal Jesuit Superior, Pastor and Spiritual Advisor – and the Bishops of El Salvador in the Canonization Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday October 14th.…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Pope Francis’ Revisions to the Death Penalty and the “World Meeting of Families” in Dublin, Ireland

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s revision to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty and also his attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Prof. Cara Drinan J.D. is a Professor of Law at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.. Prof. Drinan, who criminal law and criminal procedure at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 2006, discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the death penalty and its application here in the United States in light of the Pope Francis’s recent revision to the Catechism regarding the inadmissibility of the death penalty’s application. Brady Funn III…

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    World Press Freedom Day & JustLove’s look at “Gaudete et exsultate”

    On this week’s episode of Justlove will commemorate “World Press Freedom Day” happening on Thursday, May 3rd   and focus on Pope Francis’ 3rd Apostolic Exhortation Julie Mason who is the Host of “The Press Pool” on Sirius XM’s POTUS Channel 124 will be calling in the studio.  Msgr. Sullivan and Julie will discuss her work covering politics as a member of the news media and the perspectives she has gained over her 20+ years of reporting experience as a member of the White House Press pool, as well as other assignments. Christopher R. Altieri Co-Founder and Manager of  Vocaris Media (located in Rome, Italy) and a contributor to The Catholic World Report will be calling into…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    International Poverty

    Photo: Jonathan Glennie, Tess Hart and Henry Schwalbenberg, Ph.D. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan will be talking to Henry Schwalbenberg, Ph.D. and Tess Hart about Fordham University’s 2017 Pope Francis Global Poverty Index, a multi-dimensional measurement of international poverty. It relies on seven primary indicators of material well-being and spiritual well-being, which itself is based upon measures that Pope Francis proposed in his speech delivered to the United Nation’s General Assembly back on September 25th, 2015. Also on the show is Jonathan Glennie, Director of the Sustainable Development Research Center at the Ipsos Sustainable Development Research Centre in Londo. Monsignor Sullivan will be speaking with Jonathan about an article that he wrote for The…

  • JustLove

    Pope Francis’ Call for Catholics to Become “Missionary Disciples”

    In Every Facet of Their Lives On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on Pope Francis’ vision of “missionary discipleship” for Catholics.  Hosffman Ospino Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Ministry at Boston College will be on JustLove. Professor Ospino will be talking about the meaning of “missionary discipleship,” and how it is lived out in an increasingly secular and culturally diverse society like our own.  Kerry Robinson, the Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable will also be on this week’s episode of JustLove. Her organization is dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the Catholic Church by harnessing…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Religious Identity and Religious Persecution

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on “Religious Identity and Religious Persecution” with two guests calling in to provide their perspectives on the matter. On the show, Thomas Wigant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Healthcare-Holding Tauberfranken will be calling in from Germany. Msgr. Sullivan and Thomas – who both  attended a Caritas Internationalis Conference last week in Germany where Msgr. Sullivan delivered an address on the “Catholic Identity” of Catholic Charities,  will further discuss how Catholic Identity in the provision of human services is understood on both sides of the Atlantic. Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Tune In to JustLove to Learn About the Pope’s Upcoming Environmental Encyclical

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Msgr. Sullivan focuses on the Pope’s  Environmental Encyclical and the environment.  He speaks with Donald Brown, Professor at Widener University School of Law, on the topic of ethics and climate change. Also on the show is Henry Longbottom, Blogger for Green Jesuit. Longbottom speaks with Msgr. about the encyclical and  his article, “Why I’d Rather be a Hypocrite Than a Cynic.” from The Jesuit Post.

  • Commentary,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Religious Freedom – Not to Be Taken for Granted

    Yesterday, President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to be part of deliberations on matters related to religious freedom and expression. Three things in particular caught my attention: It was a national prayer breakfast. The President quoted Pope Francis and spoke about his upcoming meeting with him. The issue of religious persecution was discussed by the President. A number of years ago, I participated in testimony before a congressional  committee considering legislation that would include monitoring violations of religious freedoms as part of a broader focus on international human rights violations.  This legislation passed and now there are regular…

  • JustLove

    Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear the Discussion on Today’s Income Inequality Crisis

    On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation about the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty to discuss what has worked and what can be improved upon in America today. Also on the show is John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter to talk about Pope Francis and what his comments on inequality and poverty means for Catholics.  

  • 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…