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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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    The Campaign for Charity and Justice and Halloween during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice has help parishes and community groups, and also how we can keep safe while still celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J. is the Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints Parish in Harlem, New York, and the Dean of Central Harlem for the Archdiocese of New York. Father Chisholm talks to us about the work of the Inter-Parish Racial Justice Group, which funding from the Campaign for Charity and Justice, helps the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints maintain some of…

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    Education for Girls in Honduras and the Emotional Effects of the Quarantine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about a campaign to help girls in Honduras get an education and also what the emotional effects of the quarantine are. Lilliam Paetzold is the President and Head of School for Notre Dame Academy Schools, a private, all-girls Catholic elementary and high school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. Lilliam shares with us about the launch of a campaign that Notre Dame Academy is spearheading – the “Women Helping Women Challenge.” This campaign seeks to get the support of girl’s schools across the country to help support other young women in the community of Tegucigalpa, Honduras…

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    Sports during COVID-19 and the Closing of Yankee Stadium to Fans

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the steps being taken by varsity sports teams in order to protect their players from the pandemic, and he also talks about the MLB’s decision to exclude fans from attending baseball games. Coach Jim Engles is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Columbia University in New York City. As universities contemplate a return to classes this Autumn in our new COVID-19 reality, and sports programs around the country contemplate a return to play, Coach Jim Engles talks to us about how Columbia University is planning on answering some of these questions, and what he thinks the upcoming basketball…

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    The Life and Legacy of President Nelson Mandela and a Virtual Baking Course

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the life and legacy of President Mandela and also looks at “Bake-a-Camp,” a virtual baking class. Prof. Muna Ndulo, LLM is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law at Cornell University School of Law. During this week, when we recall the birth of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, Prof. Ndulo shares a bit about the extraordinary man that Nelson Mandela was, what his legacy is in South Africa and throughout the world, and what that legacy contributes to the movement for Racial Equality today. Brocha Friedman is the Head Baker for the…

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    Tele-counseling during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement from a Youth Ministry Perspective

    On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about tele-counseling and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Dr. Todd Karlin, Psy.D., MSEd. is the Assistant Executive Director of Clinical Services of Astor Services for Children and Families that provides educational and community-based behavioral health services throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. Dr. Karlin shares how Astor Services for Children and Families has continued to provide continuity of mental health care through telehealth services, providing individual treatment, family and group therapy, and psychiatric support services remotely throughout the crisis. Danielle Beckford is an Entertainment Executive with DAB Entertainment LLC and a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo – Resurrection – All…

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    COVID-19’s Impact on Union Workers in the US and Services to Vulnerable Populations

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on union workers and also the changes in services to vulnerable New Yorkers. Stuart Appelbaum is the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), a national Union that primarily represents workers in retail stores, supermarkets, food processing plants and supermarkets across the United States. When so many of the workers represented by RWDSU are providing food for all of us under often difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances, Stuart shares the difficulties that workers are currently facing in this crisis, and what lessons we should learn from the COVID-19 pandemic about work…

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    Happy Easter!

    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:6B-8 Brothers and sisters:Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?Clear out the old yeast,so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened.For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Couldn’t we use more sincerity and truth this year? Don’t we have too many in-your-face examples of malice and wickedness? We can feel helpless and paralyzed in the midst of the overwhelming maelstrom that engulfs us.  So perhaps the most hopeful and insightful image is…