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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…

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    COVID-19 through the Lense of Easter; and the Work of Abraham House

    On this Easter weekend when Christians around the world celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection, JustLove looks at the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic through the Lens of Easter; and we have a discussion on the restorative work of Abraham House, where the incarcerated, ex-offenders and their relatives find a place of hope and community in the South Bronx. Rev. Al B. Fuertes, Ph.D. is a Covenant Minister at Wellspring United Church of Christ in Centerville, Virginia, as well as an Associate Professor at the School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. On this Easter weekend, Dr. Fuertes shares with us some reflections on what this Easter brings to mind after…

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    Discussion on the State of Christianly in Iraq and the Faith-based Musical “A Week Away”

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the state of Christianity in Iraq, three weeks after Our Holy Father Pope Francis visited with the Christian Communities there; and a conversation with the writer and producer of the new family-friendly, faith-based musical “A Week Away,” which is premiering on Netflix this Friday, March 26th. Michael La Civita is the Director of Communications for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, an initiative of the Holy See that assists Eastern Churches as they address issues associated with conflict, injustice, poverty, and formation in the Middle East and other areas of the globe. During this weekend when Christians around…

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    Current Conditions at the United States Border with Mexico and the Struggles of Running a Restaurant during the Pandemic

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the #Masks4Migrants Campaign and its Goal to Raise enough Money during this March’s Women’s History Month to Buy and Distribute 20,000 Facemasks at the Border, and – During this One Year Anniversary of the COVID-19 Related Shut-downs here in New York State, a Conversation about the Struggles of Running a Restaurant during the Pandemic. Tania Guerrero is the Project Attorney for the Estamos Unidos Asylum Project for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Tania talks to us a bit about her experiences working down at the border, and what she has witnessed in recent weeks and months…

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    Celebration of Both Saint Patrick’s Day and Saint Joseph’s Day; and A Campaign to Organize Amazon Workers

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Feast Days of St. Patrick and St. Joseph, and he also has a discussion with a union organizer from the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) about the union’s current campaign to organize Amazon workers at the company’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. Paul Moses is currently a freelance writer and current contributor to Commonweal Magazine, and the author of the book “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians.”. During this weekend before the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 and Saint Joseph’s Day on March 19, Paul Moses…

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    “Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States” and the Impact of the Storm and the Catastrophic Power Outages In Texas

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a conversation with Prof. Massimo Faggioli of Villanova University in Pennsylvania on his new book: “Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States,” and talks to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the impact of the storms in the state of Texas. Prof. Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D. is a Full Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University in Philadelphia. He’s the author of “Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States.” Prof. Faggioli shares with us about what motived him to write the book, as well as what is so special about having…

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    “The House that Rob Built” and the Importance of Fasting

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Golden Globes and the release of a documentary on the life of College Woman’s Basketball Coach Rob Selvig. Coach Rob Selvig is the Retired Coach of the University of Montana’s “Lady Griz” Women’s Basketball Team, as well as the title subject of the recently released documentary film “The House that Rob Built” about the 38 winning years he spent coaching young women at Missoula, Montana University. Coach Selvig talks with us about his experiences coaching, and what it is like having a documentary film made about his life and career. Megan Harrington is Senior Producer for the…

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    Lent 2021 in China and in El Salvador

    On this week’s episode of Just Love. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Lent and Religious Restrictions in the People’s Republic of China and also the Work that Catholic Relief Services does in El Salvador to improve farming, food security, and water resources. Sarah Cook is the Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House, a Washington D.C.-based, U.S. government-funded non-profit non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. On this First Weekend on Lent, Sarah Cook talks about some of the work that she does at Freedom House looking at religious practices and communities in the People’s Republic of China, and…

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    A Conversation on Valentine’s Day and Discussion on the Recent Military Coup in Myanmar

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about this Valentine’s Day Weekend and some strategies for supporting healthy relationships during this stressful pandemic; and a discussion on the recent military coup in Myanmar. Dr. Traci Maynigo is an Attending Psychologist and the Program Director of the Supporting Healthy Relationships Program at Montefiore Health Systems in the Bronx. On Valentine’s Day weekend, during these stressful and stress-filled times of the Pandemic and economic uncertainty, Dr. Maynigo talks about some of her advice on how couples – like they would go to the gym to strengthen their muscles – can practice healthy relationship skills to help to strengthen…