• JustLove,  Lent

    “The House that Rob Built” and the Importance of Fasting

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Golden Globes and the release of a documentary on the life of College Woman’s Basketball Coach Rob Selvig. Coach Rob Selvig is the Retired Coach of the University of Montana’s “Lady Griz” Women’s Basketball Team, as well as the title subject of the recently released documentary film “The House that Rob Built” about the 38 winning years he spent coaching young women at Missoula, Montana University. Coach Selvig talks with us about his experiences coaching, and what it is like having a documentary film made about his life and career. Megan Harrington is Senior Producer for the…

  • JustLove,  Lent

    Lent 2021 in China and in El Salvador

    On this week’s episode of Just Love. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Lent and Religious Restrictions in the People’s Republic of China and also the Work that Catholic Relief Services does in El Salvador to improve farming, food security, and water resources. Sarah Cook is the Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House, a Washington D.C.-based, U.S. government-funded non-profit non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. On this First Weekend on Lent, Sarah Cook talks about some of the work that she does at Freedom House looking at religious practices and communities in the People’s Republic of China, and…

  • Commentary

    A Message to My Parishioners before Election Day

    The follow message was sent via bulletin to the parishioners of Our Saviour and the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts in NYC on Sunday November 1, 2020. Election 2020 – Millions of Catholic Voters Dear Parishioners: In the midst of this volatile and divisive 2020 election, I want to be re-affirm clearly that all are invited and welcome at Our Saviour and the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts. Some of you have or will vote for Donald Trump. Some of you have or will vote for Joe Biden. Some of you may sit out this election – I wish you wouldn’t. All of you are welcome at the Church of…

  • Lent,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Just Love’s Good Friday and Easter Show

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and about Good Friday. Patricia Tursi is the Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, New York. The center is a home for children and young people with medically complex conditions. Pat talks to Monsignor about what life is like for the young people at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center as well as the situation of aging out after being 21 years old, and what solutions are being proposed to assist these young people who “age out” of care at the Pediatric Center. Stephanie Gabaud is an 18-year-old resident of Elizabeth…

  • Lent

    Holy Week – Good Friday

    First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-6 Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, while we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all. We feel a burden lifted when someone takes upon herself or himself one of our tasks. It can be small when someone offers to pick up an item from the…

  • Lent

    The Masters & Holy Week

    A golfer and a disciple:  Tiger and Peter Many are lauding Tiger Woods’ winning the Masters and calling it the greatest sports comeback stories of all-time. Our age clearly likes to gloat about the things we know about.  (By the way – without taking anything away from Tiger, I’m nominating for that honor Serena Williams’ winning her first official match after giving birth.) Since it’s Holy Week I thought of the disciple Peter as another comeback story.  Didn’t he become one of the great preachers and pastors of the early Church?  And didn’t this happen within 2 months of Peter denying Jesus three times at the time of the crucifixion.…

  • Lent

    Sixth Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday

    Second reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of…

  • Lent

    Fifth Sunday of Lent – Do Not Judge

    Gospel: John 8:1-11 (excerpt)Jesus went to the Mount of Olives, and he sat down and taught them.Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery They said to him,“Teacher, this woman was caught committing adultery.Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them,“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.And in response, they went away one by one,So he…

  • Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent – What’s in a name?

    First Reading: Exodus 3: 13-15 Moses said to God, “But when I go to the Israelitesand say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?”God replied, “I am who am.”Then he added, “This is what you shall tell the Israelites:I AM sent me to you.” God spoke further to Moses, “Thus shall you say to the Israelites:The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob,has sent me to you. “This is my name forever;thus am I to be remembered through all generations.” What’s…

  • Lent

    Stand Together NY!

    Tragically, we live in a world in which acts of hatred are being directed toward people of all religions. In recent months, in New Zealand the terror was against Muslims, in Pittsburgh it was against Jews and in Egypt and the Philippines it was against Christians.  On this Lenten Friday, March 22nd, Catholic Charities will be joining with UJA-Federation, FPWA and other communities of faith to show solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters after the horrific massacres in New Zealand. We will gather at several sites throughout New York City and Westchester County to form a ring of peace around several mosques as a sign of solidarity, similar to…