• Commentary,  Protecting and Nurturing Children and Youth

    A MESSAGE FROM MONSIGNOR SULLIVAN: NOT SILENCE, NOR MERELY WORDS, BUT FAITH & MISSION-FILLED ACTIONS…

    I write with strong negative emotions. The recent Pennsylvania grand jury report depicts a 70-year narrative that cries out to heaven. Outrage, sadness, disappointment, disgust, anger, frustration, etc. are part of what I feel. My first reaction was simple: “What …!?!” Many in, and outside the Church, have spoken. I won’t quote them, but simply mention a few words and phrases that to me are on target: tragedy, sick, criminal, mishandling, clericalism, repentance, accountability, firm purpose of amendment, cover-up, institutional self-preservation, betrayal. These recent revelations of the abuse of children by clergy and its mishandling by bishops rend asunder in very particular ways the hearts of our Catholic Charities family.…

  • Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Pope Francis’ Revisions to the Death Penalty and the “World Meeting of Families” in Dublin, Ireland

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Pope’s revision to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty and also his attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Prof. Cara Drinan J.D. is a Professor of Law at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.. Prof. Drinan, who criminal law and criminal procedure at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 2006, discusses with Msgr. Sullivan the death penalty and its application here in the United States in light of the Pope Francis’s recent revision to the Catechism regarding the inadmissibility of the death penalty’s application. Brady Funn III…

  • JustLove,  Puerto Rico Visit

    Social Justice Aspects of the V Enuentro and CUNY Students Help Rebuilding Puerto Rico

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the V Encuentro Conference and the continued recovery of Puerto Rico. Richard Espinal is the Associate Director for Parish and Community Engagement for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a member of the Region II (New York State) Planning Committee for V Encuentro. Richard will be discussing some of the social justice aspects and concerns that are in discussion as part of the planning for the “V Encuentro” which will be taking place down in Grapevine, Texas from September 20th to 23rd. Ian Morris from Queens, New York, is a college senior at CUNY’s Hunter College…