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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…

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    Fourth Sunday of Lent – Ambassadors of Reconciliation

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ  and given us the ministry of reconciliation,  namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,  not counting their trespasses against them  and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,…

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    First Sunday of Lent – The Commandments

    We get gipped with this Sunday’s first reading.  We only get to hear 7 (vv.4-10) of the 29 verses of Deuteronomy 26. We miss some important parts. I cheated and had the lector read verses 1-12. They’re too good to pass up. I recommend you read the whole chapter this first week of Lent.  What’s in it? This chapter contains core elements of the Old Testament. God chooses refugee nomads from modern day Aleppo to form into the Jewish people. These people become slaves in Egypt and then God frees them for the oppression of Egypt. Israel receives and accepts the commandments of the covenant. God makes Israel his own and fulfills…