• JustLove

    Discussing Voter Turnout for Traditionally Underrepresented Groups in the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections, and How Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville is Assisting Families and Businesses Impacted by the Tragic Christmas Day Bombing in that City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a closer look at voter turnout in Georgia, and he also talks to Catholic Charities of Nashville about their work after the Christmas Day bombing. Gilda Pedraza is the Founder and Executive Director for the Latino Community Center (LCF), a grant-making public charity supporting Latino-Led and Latino-serving community organizations with advocacy, technical assistance, and direct investments. Raphael Warnock and Jon Oddoff defeat incumbent Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue this week, granting Democrats control of the National Senate. Gigi Pedraza talks to us about what her organization the Latino Community Fund of Georgia, did to educate Latino…

  • JustLove

    Discussion of the Biggest Catholic News Stories of 2020, and the Imperative of Christians Speaking Up for those Experiencing Human Rights Abuses and Religious Persecution across the Globe

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the biggest Catholic news stories of the year, and the human rights abuses and religious persecution around the world. Christopher White is a National Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter newspaper. During this final week of 2020, Christopher talks with us about what in his opinion as a reporter for a National Catholic news publication were some of the major stories of this past year, and what we might be looking forward to in the year to come. Knox Thames is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement down in Alexandria, Virginia. During this final week…

  • JustLove

    Christmas in the Time of COVID in Bethlehem, and the State of Refugees in the World on Christmas 2020

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Christmas in the Time of COVID in the town of Jesus’s birth – Bethlehem, and a look into the lives of refugees around the world during Christmas time. Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD who is the Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, a Catholic co-educational institution in the Lasallian Tradition located in Bethlehem – the town of Jesus’s birth – dedicated to providing a quality higher education to the people of Palestine. During this week when we approach the birth of Our Savior in the manger 2,000 years ago, Brother Peter shares with us a bit about the work of…

  • Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove

    Discussion of Catholic Efforts to Abolish the Death Penalty, and a Discussion of “Mary on the Mantel” – an Advent Alternative to the “Elf on the Shelf’

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Catholic efforts to abolish the death penalty in response to the resumption of executions on the Federal level back in July 2020, and during this season of Advent, a discussion of “Mary on the Mantel” – an Advent alternative to the “Elf on the Shelf”. Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy is the Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national organization that seeks to mobilize Catholics and others of goodwill to end the use of the Death Penalty here in the United States and promote restorative justice. Over the past several months when the Federal Government resumed the use…

  • JustLove

    40th Anniversary of Dorothy Day’s Death on November 29, 1980, and a Discussion on How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Small Retail Businesses

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the conversation around the canonization of Dorothy Day and also how the pandemic has impacted small businessnes. Dr. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College and a member of the Advisory Board for the Dorothy Day Guild. During this week that we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Dorothy Day back on November 29, 1980, Kevin Ahern shares with us a bit about the cause for the canonization of Dorothy Day and why her particular witness in needed in the Church and the world today. Meghan Keivel Cruz is the…

  • JustLove

    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Indigenous Communities and A Look-forward at Thanksgiving 2020

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks into the impact COVID-19 has had on indigenous communities in and around Gallup, New Mexico. He also highlights this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, how it will be different, and what Catholic Charities of NY is doing to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors in New York. Krystal Curley is the Executive Director of Indigenous Life Ways, an indigenous-oriented educational and community-support organization in Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico. During this “Native American History Month”, Krystal, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, shares how Indigenous Life Ways and other local non-profits in McKinley County New Mexico quickly…

  • JustLove

    World Day of the Poor and Veteran’s Day

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the World Day of the Poor and Veteran’s Day. Sean Callahan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Relief Services – the International Relief Agency of the United States Catholic Church. During this weekend when we commemorate the Fourth Annual “World Day of the Poor” on November 15th, Sean Callahan shares with us about the work of Catholic Relief Services, and the impact that it has had on the lives of the world’s poorest people. Joseph C. Sharpe Jr. is the Director of the National Veterans Education and Employment Division of the American Legion. During this…

  • JustLove

    Anxiety Over Presidential Election Ballot Counting and the Consequences of Results on Catholic Charities Agencies

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about dealing with anxiety surrounding this week’s Presidential Elections and on-going efforts to count the ballots; and a look at the election and the potential consequences of the results of the election for Catholic Charities agencies across the country. Dr. C. Vaile Wright, Ph.D. is the Director of Health Care Innovation of the American Psychological Association (APA). During this week when the very contentious 2020 Presidential Election was held on Tuesday, November 3rd, and the results of which are still not definitively known are causing tremendous anxiety for many across the country, Dr. Wright shares with us what some of…

  • Commentary

    A Message to My Parishioners before Election Day

    The follow message was sent via bulletin to the parishioners of Our Saviour and the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts in NYC on Sunday November 1, 2020. Election 2020 – Millions of Catholic Voters Dear Parishioners: In the midst of this volatile and divisive 2020 election, I want to be re-affirm clearly that all are invited and welcome at Our Saviour and the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts. Some of you have or will vote for Donald Trump. Some of you have or will vote for Joe Biden. Some of you may sit out this election – I wish you wouldn’t. All of you are welcome at the Church of…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    Helping the Homeless in St. Louis and a Conversation on the Canonization of Dorothy Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan Anthony D’Agostino, Ed.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of the St. Patrick’s Center – a homeless services organization in St. Louis that is an affiliated agency in the Catholic Charities of St. Louis Federation. Anthony talks to us about the work of the St. Patrick’s Center and how, through initiatives like its Hospital to Housing Program, it helps to transform the lives of homeless individuals and families through the pandemic and beyond. George B. Horton is the Director of the Department of Social & Community Development of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, where he oversees the Cause…