Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

Catholic Charities’ Assistance for Immigrants and Refugees and Rocket Scientist Turned Nun

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current immigration issues in the US and also he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon.

C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of Catholic Charities of New York’s Immigration and Refugee Services which serves the immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and the Hudson Valley. During a week when the current Administration has announced impending immigration enforcement actions as well as new efforts to drastically limit asylum claims at the United States’ southern border, Mario talks about some of what he has been hearing and seeing regarding immigration enforcement in communities here in the New York. He and Monsignor also discuss what Catholic Charities is doing to educate individuals regarding their legal rights and alleviate fear in those communities.

Sr. Libby Osgood, CND, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island and is on a two-year leave of absence studying and in training for in the Novitiate of the Congregation of Notre Dame. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing on the Saturday July 20th, Sr. Libby, who before moving to Canada to teach worked on building a NASA satellite and was in NASA Control Center for its launch, talks about her journey from space scientist to Religious Sister, as well as the cohesiveness she sees between science and religious belief.

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