• JustLove

    Reflections on the April 21st Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka and Our Care for God’s Creation

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka and also a Catholic climate movement. Marion Boteju is the Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Marion’s family is from Sri Lanka and she spent part of her childhood in that country. She talks to Msgr. Sullivan about some of her reflections on the terrible bombings that took place in Sri Lanka at several Churches and Hotels on this Easter Sunday, and what – in her opinion – should be done to address religiously based violence in her family’s native land. Kelly Moltzen…

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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…

  • JustLove

    Women in Sports and an RCIA Candidate’s Lenten Journey

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about women in sport and an RCIA candidate’s Lenten journey. Pamela M. Wheeler, Esq. is a lecturer in the Masters of Science Program in Sports Management at Columbia University and the Founding Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). To highlight Women’s History Month, Pam shares a bit about her role in the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association and its work in assisting women players in gaining rights and benefits, the obstacles women in sports face generally, and what can be done to help address those obstacles. Vito Rinaldi III is an Area Sales…

  • Lent

    Why Practice Lent?

    “Rend your hearts not your garments” the prophet Joel long ago directed. The same theme is directed to us this Ash Wednesday: “Open up your hearts.” Let’s not waste our time on superficial Lenten practices that fail to touch our hearts. Let’s take on and carry out those practices, penances, and deeds in a way that opens up our hearts in three directions – to ourselves, to one another and to our God. The script: pray, sacrifice and help. Why those three? They open our hearts in three ways: prayer – to God; sacrifice – to ourselves; helping – to others. The script is tried and true, and at least…

  • JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

    “The Heart of Nuba” and the Importance of Sports

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to the creator of “The Heart of Nuba” and a CYO coach on the importance of sports. Ken Carlson, an independent filmmaker with Carlson Films, Incorporated, talks to Msgr Sullivan about directing and producing his new film: “The Heart of Nuba” which follows the work of Catholic Dr. Tom Catena – a personal friend of Ken Carlson – who serves the needs of the forgotten people of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as the only surgeon for 200 miles. The film will be released theatrically on Friday – April 6th. Here is a link to video clips from a recent…

  • JustLove

    April Fool’s Day Easter Sunday

    “We are fools for Christ” 1 Corinthians 4:10 Easter Eggs and Easter Jesus Compare and Contrast in Eleven Parts: You Choose   Rolling Fathers help their children roll Easter eggs along the ground; The Father of Jesus rolled away the stone and raised his dead son from the ground of the tomb.   Colors Easter eggs come in many colors; Easter Jesus comes and saves people of all colors!   Hard-boiled Easter eggs are hardboiled; When life around us is hardboiled the love of Easter Jesus can be soft and cuddly.   Shells Easter egg shells crack and then we throw them away as imperfect and not pretty enough; Easter…

  • Holidays and Holy Days

    Stay the Course Through Holy Week

    Tip of the Day: Recommit to making the time to celebrate the great feasts of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), Passion (Good Friday) & Resurrection (Easter).   Verse of the Day: Bible Readings for Tuesday of Holy Week   Reflection of the Day: A wise colleague often says, “When climbing the mountain, it’s good to look back periodically and see how far we have come.” Today is the symbolic 39th day of Lent. We’ve come a long way. Only one more day remains of our Lenten discipline before we enter into the great celebrations of our Christian faith.