• JustLove

    Not only Florida: How the Caribbean is faring after Hurricane Fiona, and anticipating the Georgia Midterm Election

    On today’s edition of JustLove, we look further back than Ian to Hurricane Fiona and its impact on the Caribbean, including the islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, which struck the region earlier in September. Frankie Miranda, President and CEO of the Hispanic Federation, walks us through the experience of those who live in the path of these storms. We also look towards one of the battleground states of Georgia, as it ramps up for the midterm election, in our conversation with Frank Mulcahy, J.D., who is the Executive Director of the Georgia State Catholic Conference. Frankie Miranda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic…

    Comments Off on Not only Florida: How the Caribbean is faring after Hurricane Fiona, and anticipating the Georgia Midterm Election
  • JustLove

    Checking in with Florida and Honoring Indigenous People’s Day

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we check in with the CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice in Florida. We learn how the organization is reaching out to all those struggling to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. We also examine the complicated history of Indigenous People’s Day in our conversation with Dr. Robert Senkewicz. We discuss the life and legacy of Father Junipero Serra, canonized by Pope Francis in 2015, and who has been criticized in recent years for being an instrument of Spanish imperial colonialism. Eduardo Gloria is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice. Dr. Robert Senkewicz, Ph.D., is…

    Comments Off on Checking in with Florida and Honoring Indigenous People’s Day
  • JustLove,  Uncategorized

    Protecting Life from Substance Abuse and the Legacy of Eugenics

    Today on JustLove, we are exploring two very difficult topics. Both have carried legacies particular to the American experience: the history of addiction and policy responses of varying efficacy and effect, and the black experience of forced sterilization in the name of eugenic policies – and the path towards pro-life activism. Dr. Kenneth Leonard, Ph.D., is the Director and Senior Research Scientist at the University at Buffalo’s Clinical & Research Institute on Addiction. He joins us to highlight the current state of substance abuse in the United States given October’s designation as “Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” Elaine Riddick is a pro-life activist and the Executive Director of the Rebecca Project…

    Comments Off on Protecting Life from Substance Abuse and the Legacy of Eugenics
  • JustLove

    Why are Venezuelans Coming to the United States?

    As followers of the work of Catholic Charities New York may know, we are engaged in assisting an influx of Venezuelan asylees migrating to the United States. Father Alexis Bastidas, a Venezeuelan-born pastor of Saint Teresa’s Parish in Lower Manhattan, joins us on JustLove to talk about the reasons why his fellow Venezuelans are choosing the perilous journey over remaining in their country of origin. On a lighter note, we follow this up with preparations for Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish New Year of 5779. Israeli-born Eti Farber, a child of Moroccan-born immigrants to Israel, talks about the significance of Rosh Hashanah to her family and how she keeps the…

    Comments Off on Why are Venezuelans Coming to the United States?
  • JustLove

    Experts Discuss Inflation and Religious Persecution

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we examine the continued reality of high inflation and its effects on American consumers. Economist Desmond Lachman, Ph.D., joins us to discuss what he sees as the causes of inflation and what policies he suggests could help address them. Professor Paul Marshall, Ph.D., joins us for the second half of our show to discuss religious persecution. In the wake of the attack on Author Salman Rushdie, we discuss religiously motivated violence across the globe, particularly those against Christians. Desmond Lachman, Ph.D., is an economist and Senior Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. Professor Paul Marshall, Ph.D., is an author and Wilson Professor of Religious Freedom…

    Comments Off on Experts Discuss Inflation and Religious Persecution