Puerto Rico Visit

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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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    Social Justice Aspects of the V Enuentro and CUNY Students Help Rebuilding Puerto Rico

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the V Encuentro Conference and the continued recovery of Puerto Rico. Richard Espinal is the Associate Director for Parish and Community Engagement for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a member of the Region II (New York State) Planning Committee for V Encuentro. Richard will be discussing some of the social justice aspects and concerns that are in discussion as part of the planning for the “V Encuentro” which will be taking place down in Grapevine, Texas from September 20th to 23rd. Ian Morris from Queens, New York, is a college senior at CUNY’s Hunter College…