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    Anticipating Easter Weekend with a Catechumen and Preparing for Tax Day by Discussing Saint Katherine Drexel

    On Today’s recording of JustLove, we are getting ready for Easter’s theme of transformation by talking with Christopher Flores, a Catechumen taking the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes at St. Brigid-St. Emeric Parish and who will be receiving sacraments over the holiday weekend. We will then follow that up with a conversation with Philip Brach, Vice President for College Relations at Belmont Abbey College, about the little-known fact of how an American Saint, St. Katherine Drexel, influenced the U.S. Tax Code by changing philanthropy in the process. Christopher Flores is taking RCIA classes at the St. Brigid-St. Emeric Parish on Avenue B in the East Village neighborhood…

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    Conversations with the Presidents of CNEWA and World Food Program USA about the Situation in Ukraine and the Problem of Food Insecurity

    Christians living in Ukraine will be celebrating Holy Week while under the threat of war and hunger. Msgr. Peter Vaccari will help us to understand their experiences and the work of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) and its impact on the region. Following this, we will talk with Barron Segar, President and CEO of the World Food Program USA. His expertise will help us understand the ripple effects of war on the global wheat supply, rising food prices, and collateral hunger across the world. Msgr. Peter Vaccari is President of the CNEWA which was founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926 to support Eastern Churches throughout the Middle…

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    Commemorating the Holy Month of Ramadan with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters and a talk with the President and CEO of UNICEF USA

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we are sharing in the commemoration of the Holy Month of Ramadan with our Muslim brothers and sisters by having a conversation with Dr. Hussein Rashid. We will follow that up with a conversation with the President and CEO of UNICEF USA to discuss the issues facing children fleeing the war in Ukraine and others who face catastrophes across the world. Dr. Hussein Rashid is a freelance academic who focuses on the intersection of Muslims and U.S. Popular Culture. He will talk with us about the Muslim experience of Ramadan over the past two years of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Michael J. Nyenhuis is President and…

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    How Catholic Relief Services Assisting Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova and Our Predictions for the 94th Academy Awards

    For today’s recording of JustLove, we talk with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Emergency Communications Director Caroline Brennan soon after her return from Moldova where she assisted in the CRS response to the influx of Ukrainian refugees. After, we find something to look forward to in the upcoming 94th Academy Awards with Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies. Caroline Brennan is the CRS Emergency Communications Director, and she flew to Moldova to witness the efforts of the CRS staff working to support incoming refugees fleeing Ukraine. She talks with us about her observations and what listeners can do to assist these efforts. Sister…

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    A Lenten Exploration of the Gospel of Non-Violence and the Political and Religious implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    For today’s episode of JustLove, we discuss the Lenten Practices such as Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving with the Associate Editor of America Magazine Colleen Dulle. She tells us about an online Lenten Series sponsored by the Casa Esther Catholic Worker, where they explore the Gospel of non-violence. The second segment of our show will feature the Ukrainian-born Chair of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas, Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, who leads us through the political and religious ramifications of the Russian invasion of his home country. Colleen Dulle is the Associate Editor of America Magazine and the co-host of the publication’s “Inside the Vatican” podcast. She talks about…