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    Catholic Charities Round Table

    Today we gather three representatives of various Catholic Charities agencies across the country for a “round table” to discuss the ongoing financial calamity of rising inflation across all sectors of the economy, and its impact on those that Catholic Charities aims to serve. We are then joined by Prof. John M. Owen IV, Ph.D., to continue the ongoing examination of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the potential next moves of the United States and other NATO members. From the Catholic Charities network across the country, we are joined by Paul Propson, CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Randy Chappell, Basic Needs Director of Catholic Community Services of Utah,…

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    Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner

    In today’s recording of JustLove, we talk with the Senior Maternal Justice Campaign Director of Mom’s Rising Together, Tina Sherman. She joins us to highlight issues faced by mothers across the country, like family economic security, maternal mortality among people of color, and sex-based discrimination. Then, we talk about a recent trip to Poland and Ukraine with the Director of Government, Community & External Relations of Catholic Charities New York, Luz Tavarez. The staff of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association joined us to witness the relief work on the ground in the troubled region. Tina Sherman joins us from Mom’s Rising Together to discuss her expertise as the Senior…

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    Fleeing Violence in Ukraine and Organizing Labor in the USA

    In today’s recording of JustLove, we discuss a prolonged topic highlighted by the violence in Ukraine, that of refugees and their resettlement in the United States. WE are joined by Kelly Agnew-Barajas who is the Director of the Catholic Charities Department of Refugee Resettlement here in New York City. Then, we acknowledge May Day weekend by having a conversation with the former Chair of the National Labor Relations Board, Wilma Liebman, J.D., about the current state of labor organizing in the country, such as at Amazon Fulfillment Center and Starbucks Stores. Kelly Agnew-Barajas directs the Catholic Charities of New York refugee resettlement operations, and will join us to discuss what…

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    Earth Day Weekend and Pope Francis’ Upcoming Busy Summer Schedule

    In today’s recording of JustLove, we talk about the faith-based environmental activism taking place at the St. James Parish in Louisiana, where parishioners are resisting the construction of a petrochemical plant. Following, we learn about Pope Francis’ Easter weekend activities and his upcoming summer schedule, as well as updates on his thoughts on the war in Ukraine. Sharon Lavigne is the Founder and Director of Rise Saint James, a faith-based grassroots environmental organization fighting for ecological justice. She was the recipient of the 2022 Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University. Christopher White is the Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, and he joins us to discuss the Easter activities around…

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    Anticipating Easter Weekend with a Catechumen and Preparing for Tax Day by Discussing Saint Katherine Drexel

    On Today’s recording of JustLove, we are getting ready for Easter’s theme of transformation by talking with Christopher Flores, a Catechumen taking the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes at St. Brigid-St. Emeric Parish and who will be receiving sacraments over the holiday weekend. We will then follow that up with a conversation with Philip Brach, Vice President for College Relations at Belmont Abbey College, about the little-known fact of how an American Saint, St. Katherine Drexel, influenced the U.S. Tax Code by changing philanthropy in the process. Christopher Flores is taking RCIA classes at the St. Brigid-St. Emeric Parish on Avenue B in the East Village neighborhood…