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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 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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    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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    A Conversation with a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and School Re-openings

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Democratic National Convention and also has a conversation about how schools are preparing to re-open during amid COVID-19. Mayra Linares Garcia is the Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 2020. Last week, she served as a virtual delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as we are finishing up with the summer convention season this week marking the beginning of the 2020 Presidential Race in earnest. Mayra Linares-Garcia talks about what it was like to virtually participate in the Democratic National Convention this year, as well as sharing with us a bit about what’s in the Democratic Party’s…

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    The Pandemic’s Impact on Jobs and the Restaurant Industry

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about finding jobs during the pandemic and the impact COVID-19 has had on the restaurant industry in New York. Andrea Constantine, CAIA is the Talent Network Insights Manager at eightfold.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered Talent Intelligence Platform which aims to transform how companies hire, engage and retain their human resources talent. As COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our lives and impact our economy, Andrea Constantine talks about how eightfold.ai has developed an on-line Talent Exchange platform that, using algorithms, matches people who are looking for work to the rights jobs for them. Melissa Fleischut is the President and Chief…

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    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

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    Senior Meal Delivery and The USNS Comfort

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Encore Community Services and the task force on the USNS Comfort. Jeremy Kaplan is the Executive Director of Encore Community Services, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Encore has now expanded into a multidimensional agency providing a comprehensive array of services in the Times Square area and beyond. Jeremy shares with us how Encore Community Services assists those homebound seniors that it works with, like securing nutritious meals during the pandemic, as well as helping them deal with the social isolation that accompanies social distancing requirements. Commander Kerry Hudson,…

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    Commemorating “Laudato Si” and a look at Catholic Charities Chicago during COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the church and the environment, and also the effects of the pandemic on the people of Chicago. Jonathan Pruitt is the Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, CA. He works with the local Catholic community and other partners to advocate for sustainable and just community growth and the improvement of air quality, as well as to reduce the impact of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The worldwide Church is commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter on the Care of Our Common Home:…

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    COVID-19 in Uganda and The “Screened Out” Documentary

    On this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how COVID-19 has affected international countries like Uganda and also talks to the writer and director of the documentary ‘Screened Out.’ Haydee Diaz is the Head of Program for Catholic Relief Services in the African country of Uganda where she oversees a portfolio of health, agriculture, and emergency programs serving over 1 million people in the country. Haydee talks to us about the work that she and her colleagues have been doing to help the local people confront not only the health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic but also the massive disruption it causes its livelihoods, safety, and social…