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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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    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…

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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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    The Campaign for Charity and Justice and Halloween during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice has help parishes and community groups, and also how we can keep safe while still celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J. is the Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints Parish in Harlem, New York, and the Dean of Central Harlem for the Archdiocese of New York. Father Chisholm talks to us about the work of the Inter-Parish Racial Justice Group, which funding from the Campaign for Charity and Justice, helps the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints maintain some of…

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    Education for Girls in Honduras and the Emotional Effects of the Quarantine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about a campaign to help girls in Honduras get an education and also what the emotional effects of the quarantine are. Lilliam Paetzold is the President and Head of School for Notre Dame Academy Schools, a private, all-girls Catholic elementary and high school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. Lilliam shares with us about the launch of a campaign that Notre Dame Academy is spearheading – the “Women Helping Women Challenge.” This campaign seeks to get the support of girl’s schools across the country to help support other young women in the community of Tegucigalpa, Honduras…

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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…