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    Juana, the First and Only Female Jesuit

    On today’s edition of JustLove, we are joined by Professor Emerita of Santa Clara University, Dr. Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D., After her Veterinary Studies at Cornell, Dr. Fullam earned a doctorate in Ethics from Harvard Divinity School. Today, she discusses the phenomenon of Juana, SJ., the only female Jesuit in history, and the future of women in the Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola. This is followed by a conversation to mark the annual “March for Life” in Washington DC with Michele Sterlace-Accorsi, J.D., LL.M., who is the Executive Director of Feminists Choosing Life of New York, Inc., discussing the legal landscape of a post-Roe America.…

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    The Crisis of Homelessness: Involuntary Hospitalizations

    Today on JustLove, we are discussing some of the policy that has passed the desk of Mayor Eric Adams. But first, we take a birds-eye view of governance with Rep. Mike Lawler of the 17th Congressional District, discussing the convening of the 118th Congress. Prof. Kim Hopper, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Hoppers joins us to talk about the concerns homeless advocates have about the new policy, its implementation, and the broader systemic changes that are needed beyond forced removal from public spaces. Though these policies are technically only enforceable for those who have been deemed a risk, the infrastructure to…

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    How Nonprofits Bring Cheer and Relief this Christmas Season

    For today’s edition of JustLove, we explore the work undertaken to address acute vulnerabilities come wintertime – the need for housing and and warm clothing. Sarah Trillo is the recent Chair electee of the Junior Board of Catholic Charities New York; she discusses the Saint Nicholas Project – whereby the Board and and CCNY volunteers distribute clothing directly to families in need. Then, Josiah Haken of the City Relief organization talks with us about the mobile outreach that brings hygiene, food, and health supplies to the unhoused across New York City. Sarah Trillo is the newly appointed CHair of the Junior Board of Catholic Charities New York, which during the…

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    Growing up Fatherless and Alleviating Seasonal Depression

    We continue the discussion of difficult topics during the holiday season with a look at Tonia Grady’s Fatherless Like Me: Growing Up Without Dad, a book that puts the mission of GradyGirl Productions. in the lap of girls around the country. Please view the YouTube video below to learn more. Next, with many experiencing sadness and depression during the Holidays, we discuss the importance of providing affordable therapy for those of every income with Sara Strole, LCSW. Tonia Grady is the author and CEO of GradyGirl Productions. Follow @gradygirl on Instagram and follow #fatherlesslikeme to learn more about the book and project. Sarah Strole, LCSW, is the Executive Director of…

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    The Plight of Youth Homelessness, and what is Mental Health First Aid?

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we are joined by the Reverend Dr. Shakeema North of Covenant House New York. She takes on the complicated issue of youth homelessness with us and shares the relief work of the Covenant House. We then turn to the related issue of mental health more broadly, and have a conversation with Chuck Ingoglia of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. He talks to us about what “Mental Health First Aid” is, and how the public can make use of available resources during the season often associated with elevated levels of depression. The Reverend Dr. Shakeema North is the Vice President of Youth Development, Equity, and…

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