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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    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…

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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…