• Lent

    A Guide to a “Holy 40” Lent

    LENT –  2019 PRAYING, FASTING & SACRIFICING, HELPING AND SERVING AGAIN?  UGH!   DIDN’T WE ALREADY DO THIS?  I WANT TO BE CONTRARY!  – NOT “UGH.” BUT I SAY, THANK GOD FOR ANOTHER LENT. So here’s why: My basic take on Lent – at least this year – is that we need to break the routines of our lives to make room to progress, better ourselves, and in the process, make a better world. Most of the popular fads, trends, training – both the good and bad ones – mean changing for a sustained period in order to “create a better you.”  Let me borrow form a currently popular one –…

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    The 91st Academy Awards and Fashion

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor brings in one of the Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Shorts, and he also talks about fashion as Fashion Week comes to an end. Charlotte Silverman is an Alum of Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, California and a Producer of one of this year’s Academy Award-nominated Documentary Short Films: “Period. End of Sentence.” During this weekend when everyone’s attention is focused on this year’s 91st Annual Academy Awards, Charlotte talks about the story behind how she and her fellow students first conceived of producing the documentary, which chronicles their efforts to assist other young girls going through puberty in rural…

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    The University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda and Women in Government

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about equitable and quality healthcare and women in government. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M (Ped.) Ph.D. is a Rwandan pediatrician who serves as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, an initiative of Partners in Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of Global Health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. Dr. Agnes talks about the training provided at the university and how it can help change health care around the world. Catalina Cruz is the newly elected Assemblywoman…

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    JustLove’s Valentine’s Day Show: Encouraging Healthy Marriages and the Real History Behind Saint Valentine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about healthy marriages and the history of St. Valentine. Robyn Cenizal is the Director of Family Strengthening for ICF, a global consulting and services agency, and the developer and Project Director for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, a Federally-funded, multi-faceted initiative that promotes the integration of healthy marriage and relationship education into the social service delivery system in order to strengthen families and move them to self-sufficiency. Robyn shares some tips on what makes marriages healthy, some core skills on what both partners need to make marriages healthy, and some…

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    Just Love’s Look at Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a look at the human trafficking crisis around the world and how Catholic Charities is helping combat the opioid crisis in New York. Erin D. Phelps is the Strategic Partnership Manager for The Freedom Fund, a London-based non-profit that identifies and invests in efforts to eradicate modern slavery in geographic “hot spots” with high incidences of human trafficking and slavery. Erin shares, not only what modern looks like in practice and who is impacted, but what they can do themselves to help end modern slavery. Megan Robbins is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and…