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    The 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and CNEWA Assists with COVID-19 in India

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan about the half-century legacy of the National Anti-poverty Program of the United States’ Bishop’s Conference, and he also talks about how CNEWA is assisting the local church in India to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in that country. Ralph McCloud is the Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the National Anti-poverty Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. During this week when we recall the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Ralph McCloud shares with us about the half-century history and legacy of the National Anti-Poverty Program. Michael La Civita is the Director…

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    Can Social Safety Nets Help Fight Income Inequality; An All-inclusive Elder-care Program in NYC; and Challenges that the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlighted for Mothers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a discussion on whether technological progress is the root cause of the decline in worker’s wages and whether stronger unions and social safety nets could help fight income inequality, He also looks at an all-inclusive elder-care program here in the New York City area. And on this Mother’s Day weekend, Monsignor looks at the particular challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted for mothers. Dr. Alexander Guschanski is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, as well as a member of the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability. Prof. Guschanski shares with…

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    Second Anniversary of Monsignor’s Northern Triangle Trip; and School Shutdowns During COVID Increase Gang Recruitment

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan recalls the second anniversary of the fact-finding trip that Catholic Charities staff and others took to the Northern Triangle nations of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador; and a conversation on how COVID-19 school shutdowns have increased the recruitment of children by gangs across Latin America. Cristian Benavides is a news reporter at WPIX-TV. During this week when we recall the second anniversary of the fact-finding trip that Catholic Charities staff and others took to the Northern Triangle nations of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador with Catholic Relief Services, we talk to Cristian Benavides, who accompanied us on our trip to…

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    Earth Day; and Ramadan

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a conversation on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic shut-downs have had on climate change, and a conversation on how the observance of Ramadan has been impacted by this difficult pandemic year, and how the practice of Ramadan gives hope to the Muslim community. Dean Benjamin Houlton, Ph.D. is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean and Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Global Development at The College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University. During this week when we commemorated Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, Dean Houlton shares with us a bit about how the…

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    Academy Award Nominee “Minari”; and Immigrant Workers Disinfect Subways during COVID-19

    During this run-up to the 93rd Academy Awards taking place Sunday, April 25th, JustLove takes a look at one of the films nominated for several Academy Awards this Year, including “Best Picture,” “Minari” (pronounced “Muh-Naa-Ree”); and a look at the situation of immigrant contract workers who were hired at the height of the pandemic to clean and disinfect subway cars for third party contractors to the Metropolitan Transit Authority under what were often difficult and hazardous conditions. Harry Yoon is a professional film editor based in Los Angeles. During this week when we are approaching the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th, Harry Yoon shares with us a…

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    The Global Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change; and a Look at Immigration Law, Policies and Procedures

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a discussion with the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network on the recent roundtable regarding the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, inequality and climate change; and a look at immigration law, policies and procedures, and the approach that the Biden Administration is taking to address the immigration issues at the border and elsewhere. Eric LeCompte is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network – a non-profit coalition that advocates for financial reforms that improve impoverished communities. During this week that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their Spring Meeting, Eric LeCompte shares…

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    COVID-19 through the Lense of Easter; and the Work of Abraham House

    On this Easter weekend when Christians around the world celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection, JustLove looks at the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic through the Lens of Easter; and we have a discussion on the restorative work of Abraham House, where the incarcerated, ex-offenders and their relatives find a place of hope and community in the South Bronx. Rev. Al B. Fuertes, Ph.D. is a Covenant Minister at Wellspring United Church of Christ in Centerville, Virginia, as well as an Associate Professor at the School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. On this Easter weekend, Dr. Fuertes shares with us some reflections on what this Easter brings to mind after…

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    Discussion on the State of Christianly in Iraq and the Faith-based Musical “A Week Away”

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the state of Christianity in Iraq, three weeks after Our Holy Father Pope Francis visited with the Christian Communities there; and a conversation with the writer and producer of the new family-friendly, faith-based musical “A Week Away,” which is premiering on Netflix this Friday, March 26th. Michael La Civita is the Director of Communications for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, an initiative of the Holy See that assists Eastern Churches as they address issues associated with conflict, injustice, poverty, and formation in the Middle East and other areas of the globe. During this weekend when Christians around…

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    Current Conditions at the United States Border with Mexico and the Struggles of Running a Restaurant during the Pandemic

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the #Masks4Migrants Campaign and its Goal to Raise enough Money during this March’s Women’s History Month to Buy and Distribute 20,000 Facemasks at the Border, and – During this One Year Anniversary of the COVID-19 Related Shut-downs here in New York State, a Conversation about the Struggles of Running a Restaurant during the Pandemic. Tania Guerrero is the Project Attorney for the Estamos Unidos Asylum Project for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Tania talks to us a bit about her experiences working down at the border, and what she has witnessed in recent weeks and months…

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    Celebration of Both Saint Patrick’s Day and Saint Joseph’s Day; and A Campaign to Organize Amazon Workers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Feast Days of St. Patrick and St. Joseph, and he also has a discussion with a union organizer from the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) about the union’s current campaign to organize Amazon workers at the company’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. Paul Moses is currently a freelance writer and current contributor to Commonweal Magazine, and the author of the book “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians.”. During this weekend before the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 and Saint Joseph’s Day on March 19, Paul Moses…