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    New York and Puerto Rico – Connected by History, Culture, and Giving Back

    This week we focus heavily on the rich connection between the island of Puerto Rico and the Hispanic population that emigrated to New York State, contributing so much to our modern cultural makeup. Carmen Villafane, of New York Foundling, discusses with us the Head Start Division of her organization and the work it is undertaking to alleviate the educational and developmental disparities faced by children in Puerto Rico. Teresa Santiago of TAS Communications LLC then joins us to discuss the “I Am Because We Are” Conference that took place in Puerto Rico between November 9th and 12th. The conference was sponsored by SOMOS Inc., a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to…

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    CCUSA’s Parish-based Trauma Resources, Faithful Citizenship, and Radical Solidarity

    On today’s edition of JustLove, Dr. Mike Carotta, Ed.D., is a religious educator and chief developer of “Whole-Hearted” – Catholic Charities of the United States of America (CCUSA)’s new Parish-based trauma resource. He will discuss how the new program can assist participants to move forward mentally and spiritually after a traumatic event. After, we are joined by Dr. Charlie Camosy, Ph.D., to discuss the concept of justice that animates the Catholic vision of faithful citizenship and radical solidarity on this weekend before Election Day (November 8th). Dr. Michael “Mike” Carotta, Ed.D., is a religious educator, author, and Visiting Theology Instructor at Creighton University. Dr. Charles “Charlie” Camosy, Ph.D., is a…

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    Violence at Home and Abroad: Uvalde Five Months on, and the Threat of Nuclear War in Ukraine

    On JustLove, we are inviting Prof. Ramona Lampley, J.D., to discuss with us her research on gun violence and policy across the United States, and how the Uvalde community has been changed over the course of the past five months since the shooting at the community’s elementary school. A seemingly more abstract threat, echoing worries of the last century, is the rhetoric of nuclear war in Eastern Europe. Dr. Matthew Bunn, Ph.d., joins us to discuss our concerns with expertise in foreign policy and international conflict. Prof. Ramona Lampley, J.D., is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Saint Mary’s School of Law in…

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    Not only Florida: How the Caribbean is faring after Hurricane Fiona, and anticipating the Georgia Midterm Election

    On today’s edition of JustLove, we look further back than Ian to Hurricane Fiona and its impact on the Caribbean, including the islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, which struck the region earlier in September. Frankie Miranda, President and CEO of the Hispanic Federation, walks us through the experience of those who live in the path of these storms. We also look towards one of the battleground states of Georgia, as it ramps up for the midterm election, in our conversation with Frank Mulcahy, J.D., who is the Executive Director of the Georgia State Catholic Conference. Frankie Miranda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic…

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    Checking in with Florida and Honoring Indigenous People’s Day

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we check in with the CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice in Florida. We learn how the organization is reaching out to all those struggling to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. We also examine the complicated history of Indigenous People’s Day in our conversation with Dr. Robert Senkewicz. We discuss the life and legacy of Father Junipero Serra, canonized by Pope Francis in 2015, and who has been criticized in recent years for being an instrument of Spanish imperial colonialism. Eduardo Gloria is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice. Dr. Robert Senkewicz, Ph.D., is…

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