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    Engaging Communities During Super Bowl Weekend and a Look at Groundhog Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how, during this Super Bowl weekend, churches and community groups can use enthusiasm around “The Big Game” to help educate and raise funds to combat hunger in their local communities; and a look at how, for many people, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made it feel like “Groundhog Day” year-round. Alison Reese is the Executive Director of Souper Bowl of Caring, a Dallas-based youth-inspired movement utilizing the enthusiasm generated by the Superbowl to work across the nation to tackle hunger in local communities. On Superbowl weekend, Alison shares how the Souper Bowl of Caring assists local…

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    Catholic Schools Week 2021 and Immigration Law under the New Biden Administration

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Michael J. Deegan is the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York. During this week when we celebrate Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week from January 31st to February 6th, Mike Deegan talks about the Catholic schools in New York, which educate over 67,000 student’s annually from Pre-K to twelfth grade in rural, urban and suburban settings throughout the ten southern counties of New York State – as well as what some of the challenges have been facing Catholic Education – particularly in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic of the Past Year. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of the…

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    COVID-19 Vaccinations and Democrats for Life

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how COVID-19 vaccinations are being made available in underserved communities and also a conversation with the president of Democrats for Life. Dr. Ramon Tallaj, M.D. is the Founder, and Chairman of SOMOS Community Care, a network of over 2,500 healthcare providers located in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn who have come together to ensure better health care for Medicaid members in the New York City area. On today’s show, Dr. Tallaj will be sharing with our listeners the impact that COVID-19 has had on the communities that SOMOS Community Cares serves, as well as the plans it…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and The Incursion of the Capital

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and also the violent incursion into the United States Capital. Prof. Charles McKinney, Ph.D. is the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of African Studies and an Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. During this weekend when we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prof. Charles McKinney shares with us what the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. means today in the context of the aftermath of the Killing a George Floyd and the rise of the “Black Lives Matter”…

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    Discussing Voter Turnout for Traditionally Underrepresented Groups in the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections, and How Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville is Assisting Families and Businesses Impacted by the Tragic Christmas Day Bombing in that City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a closer look at voter turnout in Georgia, and he also talks to Catholic Charities of Nashville about their work after the Christmas Day bombing. Gilda Pedraza is the Founder and Executive Director for the Latino Community Center (LCF), a grant-making public charity supporting Latino-Led and Latino-serving community organizations with advocacy, technical assistance, and direct investments. Raphael Warnock and Jon Oddoff defeat incumbent Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue this week, granting Democrats control of the National Senate. Gigi Pedraza talks to us about what her organization the Latino Community Fund of Georgia, did to educate Latino…

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    Discussion of the Biggest Catholic News Stories of 2020, and the Imperative of Christians Speaking Up for those Experiencing Human Rights Abuses and Religious Persecution across the Globe

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the biggest Catholic news stories of the year, and the human rights abuses and religious persecution around the world. Christopher White is a National Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter newspaper. During this final week of 2020, Christopher talks with us about what in his opinion as a reporter for a National Catholic news publication were some of the major stories of this past year, and what we might be looking forward to in the year to come. Knox Thames is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement down in Alexandria, Virginia. During this final week…

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    Christmas in the Time of COVID in Bethlehem, and the State of Refugees in the World on Christmas 2020

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Christmas in the Time of COVID in the town of Jesus’s birth – Bethlehem, and a look into the lives of refugees around the world during Christmas time. Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD who is the Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, a Catholic co-educational institution in the Lasallian Tradition located in Bethlehem – the town of Jesus’s birth – dedicated to providing a quality higher education to the people of Palestine. During this week when we approach the birth of Our Savior in the manger 2,000 years ago, Brother Peter shares with us a bit about the work of…

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    Discussion of Catholic Efforts to Abolish the Death Penalty, and a Discussion of “Mary on the Mantel” – an Advent Alternative to the “Elf on the Shelf’

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Catholic efforts to abolish the death penalty in response to the resumption of executions on the Federal level back in July 2020, and during this season of Advent, a discussion of “Mary on the Mantel” – an Advent alternative to the “Elf on the Shelf”. Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy is the Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national organization that seeks to mobilize Catholics and others of goodwill to end the use of the Death Penalty here in the United States and promote restorative justice. Over the past several months when the Federal Government resumed the use…

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    40th Anniversary of Dorothy Day’s Death on November 29, 1980, and a Discussion on How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Small Retail Businesses

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the conversation around the canonization of Dorothy Day and also how the pandemic has impacted small businessnes. Dr. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College and a member of the Advisory Board for the Dorothy Day Guild. During this week that we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Dorothy Day back on November 29, 1980, Kevin Ahern shares with us a bit about the cause for the canonization of Dorothy Day and why her particular witness in needed in the Church and the world today. Meghan Keivel Cruz is the…

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    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Indigenous Communities and A Look-forward at Thanksgiving 2020

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks into the impact COVID-19 has had on indigenous communities in and around Gallup, New Mexico. He also highlights this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, how it will be different, and what Catholic Charities of NY is doing to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors in New York. Krystal Curley is the Executive Director of Indigenous Life Ways, an indigenous-oriented educational and community-support organization in Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico. During this “Native American History Month”, Krystal, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, shares how Indigenous Life Ways and other local non-profits in McKinley County New Mexico quickly…