• JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Catholic Schools Week 2021 and Immigration Law under the New Biden Administration

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Michael J. Deegan is the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York. During this week when we celebrate Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week from January 31st to February 6th, Mike Deegan talks about the Catholic schools in New York, which educate over 67,000 student’s annually from Pre-K to twelfth grade in rural, urban and suburban settings throughout the ten southern counties of New York State – as well as what some of the challenges have been facing Catholic Education – particularly in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic of the Past Year. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of the…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises

    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    Summer Youth Mission Trips and Discussing French American Relations on Bastille Day

    Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about youth camps that also have a mission element to them and for Bastille Day we look at French and American relations. Kelly Naas is the Manager of Public Relations and Summer Director for Catholic Heart Workcamps, a week-long service camp experience that provides youth groups, teens and adult leaders with service opportunities to restore homes and hearts, to feed the hungry and lift the spirits of children, the elderly and disable through partnerships with domestic and international social service providers. Kelly talks to Monsignor about the experiences of Catholic Heart Workcamp Campers and how – through service experiences and the Sacraments – they are making…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth and the Important Right to Religious Freedom

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the LGBTQ youth who are homeless in New York and the right to religious freedom around the world. Sr. Nancy Downing, CND, Esq. is the Executive Director of Covenant House New York, a lawyer, and a Religious Sister in the Congregation of Notre Dame. During this week that many events across the globe will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising that began the modern LGBTQ Movement, Sr. Nancy talks about the programs, services, and assistance that Covenant House New York offers LGBTQ young people, who have a 120% higher risk of becoming homeless than their non-LGBTQ…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    A Conversation about Foster Care and Summer Youth Employment 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about New York’s foster care system and takes a look at summer employment for youth. Commissioner David Hansell is the Commissioner for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. Commissioner Hansell shares some information and trends regarding foster care here in the City of New York, and what New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is doing to improve the lives and experiences of the foster children in their care. Eddie Silverio is the Division Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Alianza Division here in the Archdiocese of New York. As we approach the end of the school year…