JustLove

Catholic Charities’ Weekly Radio Program Hosted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, JustLove is a one-hour weekly interactive discussion exploring the Catholic community’s impact on American society. Featuring interviews with social ministry leaders, thinkers and doers, the program investigates the ideas that shape the Catholic social mission and the deeds that put this mission into practice throughout the country. JustLove airs weekly on Saturday at 10am EST on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on The Catholic Channel 129. Call in to speak with us on the air: 888-332-3465 To participate in the program, please contact Tom Dobbins. What our listeners are saying... I caught your program on XM today, the interview with Kerri Marmol of the Sant'Egidio Community …When your interview came on the radio today, I pulled over and parked to listen to it. I was happy I did, because the community sounds as good as I had imagined it would be.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    “Fratelli tutti” and an Alternative Political Agenda

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s encyclical “Fratelli tutti” and an alternative political agenda during this divided political climate. Prof. Michael M. Canaris, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ecclesiology and Systemic Theology at Loyola University Chicago. During this week that Pope Francis released His new Social Encyclical “Fratelli tutti,” Prof. Canaris shares about what Pope Francis included in his new Social Encyclical, and what messages He has for the world in the aftermath of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the destruction it has unleashed. Luz Tavarez is the Director of Government and Community Relations for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New…

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    Why this College Professor is Supporting President Trump for Re-Election and a Discussion on the Jewish Tradition of Political Participation

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to Prof. Collett about why she’s voting for Trump and he also talks about the Jewish participation in the Presidential election. Prof. Teresa Stanton Collett, J.D. is a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During this week of the First Presidential Debate as we enter the final month before the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 3rd, Prof. Collett talks to us about her reflections in a recently published article in America Magazine titled: “President Trump Kept His Promises: That is Why, as a Catholic, I want Four More Years.” In the article,…

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    Food Distribution in the Bronx and Catholics Voting for VP Biden

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about our food distribution services in the Bronx and about Catholic voting for Vice President Joe Biden. Paola Martinez is the Director of Social and Community Services at Betances Houses in the South Bronx for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Paola talks us about how she coordinates outreach and service delivery for the over 1,000 families that live in the complex and builds community – all during the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Stephen F. Schneck, Ph.D. is one of the National Co-Chairs of Catholics for Biden campaign & the Executive Director of the…

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    A Recent Decrease in Immigration to New York City and the Wildfires on the West Coast

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Census and the wildfires in California. Michael Hendrix is the Director of State and Local Policy for the Manhattan Institute, a non-profit American think tank located in New York City which focused on U.S. domestic policy and urban affairs with the mission to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. Michael talks about a recent U.S. Census survey that found a 45% drop in immigration to New York City over the past several years, and what that drop in immigration is likely to mean for New York City’s future economic growth and…

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    Increase of Substance Abuse as Coping Methods during COVID-19 and the History of the United Nations

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan Dr. Michael Weddle, M.D., Ph.D. is the Medical Director for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster located within the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just North of New York City. Dr. Weddle talks to us about National Recovery Month, and how Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster is assisting the local communities in dealing with a surge in substance abuse through services, support, and coping methods as some people are turning to drugs, alcohol and other substances to cope with the stress, anxiety, and isolation of the pandemic. Dr. Stewart Patrick, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow and Director…

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    The Impact of Hurricane Laura and Commemorating World Day of the Poor

    This week on Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Hurricane Laura and the effects of climate change on the poor. Ben Broussard is the Chief Communications Officer of Catholic Charities of Acadiana located in the Diocese of Lafayette in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. Ben talks about the impact that Hurricane Laura has had on his community and surrounding communities in southern Louisiana, and how Catholic Charities of Acadiana is partnering with other Catholic Charities agencies across the state to assist those who have been impacted by the storm in communities that were already dealing with the onslaught of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of…