JustLove

Catholic Charities’ Weekly Radio Program Hosted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, JustLove is a one-hour weekly interactive discussion exploring the Catholic community’s impact on American society. Featuring interviews with social ministry leaders, thinkers and doers, the program investigates the ideas that shape the Catholic social mission and the deeds that put this mission into practice throughout the country. JustLove airs weekly on Saturday at 10am EST on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on The Catholic Channel 129. Call in to speak with us on the air: 888-332-3465 To participate in the program, please contact Tom Dobbins. What our listeners are saying... I caught your program on XM today, the interview with Kerri Marmol of the Sant'Egidio Community …When your interview came on the radio today, I pulled over and parked to listen to it. I was happy I did, because the community sounds as good as I had imagined it would be.

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    Discussing the Laudato Si Corporation and “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants”

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the Laudato Si Corporation, a green-energy initiative, and the Recent Portrait Book on Immigrants Published by Former President George W. Bush – “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.” Tim McManus is the Senior Vice President of Catholic Charities Progress of People’s Development Corporation of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. During this early summer week when so many listeners are out enjoying the sunny weather, Tim McManus shares with us a bit about the Laudato Si Corporation, a green-energy initiative of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, which uses the energy of…

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    Labor Day Weekend and the War in Afghanistan

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Legacy Labor Leader and President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka and how he lived out the value of solidarity. Monsignor also discusses the Catholic tradition of just war and whether or not it ought to be reevaluated in light of the different contexts in modern warfare. Clayton Sinyai, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Catholic Labor Network, a national Catholic organization dedicated to promoting the cause of workers and catholic social teaching in labor unions, parishes and other organizations. On Labor Day Weekend, Clayton Sinyai talks about the legacy of labor leader and president of the…

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    The Work of Catholic Relief Services in Haiti and World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Catholic Relief Services in Haiti and its response to the emergency needs of the people of southern Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the island on Saturday, August 14th. The second guest on that show talks about the importance of grandparents to our families and society in consideration of the Church’s first “World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly,” which was celebrated on Sunday, July 25th. Beth Carroll is the Head of Programs in Haiti for Catholic Relief Services. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation killing 1,900 people and injuring…

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    Growing Protestant Interest in the Virgin Mary and the Black Women’s Struggle to Secure the Right to Vote

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about growing Protestant interest in the Virgin Mary and how Mary herself can help to promote the Gospel that is common to all Christians. During the commemoration of the 101st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, the second guest will discuss with Monsignor talks about black women’s struggle to secure the right to vote with the author of the recent book “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.” Prof. Matthew Milliner, Ph.D. is the Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College a Christian residential liberal arts college located in the Chicago area.…

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    Penn State University’s Berkey Creamery and “The CRISIS Survey: The Catholic Church’s Work with Immigrants in the United States in a Period of Crisis”

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Penn State University’s Berkey Creamery, the largest – and at 150 years one of the oldest – university creamery in the country, where the ice cream they make and sell help to support the teaching, research and outreach programs of the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. Monsignor also has a conversation with the Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies on the report they issued earlier this month, “The CRISIS Survey: The Catholic Church’s Work with Immigrants in the United States in a Period of Crisis,” about the vital role Catholic intuitions played during…

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    The Assassination of the Haitian President and the Protests in Cuba

    In this week’s Episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the recent events in Haiti, including the assassination of the president. During the second part of the show, Monsignor discusses the recent events in Cuba, the protests against the government taking place on the island, and the little-known but influential role that Cuban lay Catholics are playing in the current protests there. Dimitry Elias Leger is a Senior Content Writer for Vanguard, the financial services giant, and the author of “GOD LOVES HAITI.” In the aftermath of the assassination of the president of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Leger talks to us about the recent events in Haiti, and some ways…

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    The Recent U.S. Airstrikes against Iran-backed Militia and the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan the recent U.S. Airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria in response to drone attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq back on June 27th. Monsignor also discusses the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and how it is emerging from last year’s pandemic to assist young people on their path to college and careers. Adam Saxton is a Research Associate with the International Security Program for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to the world’s greatest challenges. In the wake of the recent U.S. Airstrikes…

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    The Tragic Collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside Florida and What Ordinary People can do to not only Advocate for Religious Freedom

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami about what Catholic Charities in that community are doing to help those impacted by the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside Florida. During this Fourth of July weekend when we celebrate our independence as well as our political freedoms, including our freedom of religion, Monsignor talks about religious freedom, and what ordinary people can do to not only advocate for religious freedom but to build it as well. Peter Routsis-Arroyo is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. Our nation’s…

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    NYC’s Mayoral Elections and Refugees in the US

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, during the week of the New York City Mayoral Primary Election, a conversation about what New Yorker’s are looking for from their next mayor; and a conversation with the economic empowerment supervisor for the Refugee Resettlement Department of Catholic Charities Community Services who will be sharing with us his experiences as an asylee here in the United States. Michael Hendrix is the Director of State and Local Policy for the Manhattan Institute, a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. This week when residents of New York City went to the polls…

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    The Opening of Churches After COVID-19 and World Refugee Day

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, as our cities and states come back alive and reopen after over a year of being shut-down because of COVID-related restrictions, we will have a discussion on the reopening of religious institutions here in New York City; and because we commemorate World Refugee Day on this Sunday, June 20th, we’ll also have a conversation about the current situation of Palestinian Refugees in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Rev. Matthew Heyd is an Episcopal Priest and the Rector of the Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest located in New York City. This week, while cities and states all over the country come back alive and reopen after…