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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    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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    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…

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    Juneteenth and the Puerto Rican Day Parade

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, as we approach the commemoration of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. We will be having a conversation on how colleges have been confronting their links to institutional slavery and wrestling with how to atone for these connections. On this weekend, we celebrate the National Puerto Rican Day Parade taking place virtually this Sunday, June 13th, we’ll have a conversation with the author of the recent book: “The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico – Neil Connolly’s Priesthood in the South Bronx” about the 59-year priesthood of the late Msgr. Neil Connolly. Prof. Calvin Schermerhorn,…

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    The City’s Infrastructure after COVID-19 and the History of Palestine and Israel

    In this week’s episode of JustLove, we will first have a conversation with the president of the New York State and the New York City Building and Construction Trades Councils on America’s need to invest in our infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19 and the current economic crisis. Then, we will have a conversation with the author of the award-winning book: “The Hundred Years War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance: 1917 to 2017” on the history of the conflict between Palestine and Israel and how that history impacts recent events in the region. Gary LaBarbera is the president of both the Building and Construction Trades Council…

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    Providing Food to New Yorkers During the Pandemic, and the work of “Helping Hands” Ministry

    On this week’s Episode of JustLove, we will be having a Conversation with Two Catholic Charities Food Hub Workers at the Catholic Charities Bronx Center about their Experiences Helping Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors Program provide Food to Fellow New Yorkers throughout the Pandemic at Catholic Charities Pop Up Food Pantries, and a Discussion with a Capuchin Franciscan Friar and Director of the “Helping Hands Ministry” at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Williamsbridge Area of the Bronx about the People helped at the Parish through the “Helping Hands” Ministry there. Rodney Hunt is a driver for Catholic Charities Community Services. This week, Rodney Hunt shares with us a bit about…

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    A Look at Systemic Racism through the Eyes of Education and Our Justice System

    In this week’s Episode of JustLove, we discuss the issue of systemic racism and efforts in educational and other settings to combat it. First, we’ll have a conversation with the mother of students at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan about the school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and how these initiatives have been received by students their parents at the school; and also a discussion with a retired chaplain at the New York City Department of Corrections and a permanent deacon here in the Archdiocese of New York about his decades-long efforts to educate and overcome what he refers to as the disease of racism. Lori Davis is the Principal…