Cardinal Tobin to Address Church’s Support for Immigrants

Posted on May 16, 2017

Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, will address the Church’s support for immigrants in his keynote address at the DeSales Media Group’s World Communications Day Catholic Media Conference on Wednesday.

Cardinal Tobin, a champion of immigrant rights, made news recently when he accompanied a 59-year-old grandfather facing deportation to federal court.

“A person unbound by Christian charity would say that you really have to believe in inflicting cruelty on innocent people to choose to support the policies [on immigration] we’ve seen in recent months while possessing the power to change the law,” Cardinal Tobin said.

A live stream from the conference will begin at at 10:45am. Read the complete press release from the Diocese of Brooklyn here.

Pope Francis Canonizes Two Shepherd Children in Front of Huge Crowds at Fatima

Posted on May 13, 2017

As Pope Francis celebrated Saturday’s canonization Mass at the Shrine of Fatima in front of more than half a million people, the DeSales Media Group was up early to cover the historic event.

“We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as saints,” Pope Francis said.

He focused on Mary’s message and example as much as the appartition.

“The Virgin Mother did not come here so that we could see her,” he said in his homily. “We will have all eternity for that, provided, of course, that we go to heaven. Our Lady foretold, and warned us about, a way of life that is godless and indeed profanes God in his creatures … Mary came to remind us that God’s light dwells within us and protects us.”

DeSales coverage of the Mass included live video on NET TV with commentary by Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Liz Fabulas, anchor of Currents. Our journalists and outlets also brought real-time quotes and images, some of which you can see below, to their audiences via social media.

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DeSales Offers Extensive Live Coverage as Pope Visits Fatima

Posted on May 12, 2017

Huge crowds greeted Pope Francis on his trip to the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal on Friday, and DeSales Media Group again brought live coverage across platforms to its readers and viewers.

Just two weeks after the Pope’s trip to Egypt, he is visiting Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mary’s apparition to three shepherd children there. On Saturday, Pope Francis will canonize two of the three, Blessed Jacinta Marto and her brother Blessed Francisco Marto.

At Fatima on Friday, Pope Francis led a crowd of thousands in prayer, including a recitation of the rosary and the Hail Mary. NET TV brought viewers live coverage of the Pope’s visit, including commentary by Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Liz Fabulas, host of Currents, and provided up-to-the-minute reports via social media.

Tune in early on Saturday as the Pope celebrates a huge open-air Mass to declare the two shepherd children saints.

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Papal Visit, and DeSales Coverage, Continues With Mass in Cairo

Posted on Apr 29, 2017

DeSales Media Group’s coverage of the papal visit to Egypt continued early this morning as Pope Francis celebrated Mass in a stadium in Cairo.

“Religiosity means nothing unless it is inspired by deep faith and charity,” Pope Francis said at the service, which drew about 15,000 people. “True faith is one that makes us more charitable, more merciful, more honest and more humane.”

DeSales coverage of the trip has included live video on NET TV with commentary by Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Liz Fabulas, host of Currents. Our journalists and outlets have been bringing real-time quotes and images to their audiences via social media.

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DeSales Delivers Live Coverage Across Platforms for Pope’s Visit to Egypt

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Egypt on Friday, and DeSales Media Group was with him every step of the way.

In a powerful speech at an international peace conference organized by Egypt’s al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s highest institute of learning, Pope Francis called on Egyptians and Muslims everywhere to reject the violence of extremism.

“Peace alone, therefore, is holy, and no act of violence can be perpetrated in the name of God, for it would profane his name,” he said.

Pope Francis is just the second pope to visit Egypt, and his trip comes just weeks after 44 people were killed in suicide bombings at Coptic Christian churches there on Palm Sunday. DeSales coverage included live video on NET TV with commentary by Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Liz Fabulas, host of Currents.

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New York Catholics to Celebrate World Communications Day

Posted on Apr 25, 2016

On Wednesday, May 11th at 11 a.m., DeSales Media Group will host the Diocese of Brooklyn’s World Communications Day Catholic Media Conference. The 25th annual event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn, aligns with the Vatican’s 50th annual celebration of World Communications Day.

World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as time to explore how modern means of social communication can best be utilized by the Church. This year’s theme chosen by Pope Francis is “Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter.”

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NET TV Homelessness Documentary Accepted at Vail Film Festival

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

The New Evangelization Television’s (NET TV) original documentary Shelter in the City has been accepted at the 13th Annual Vail Film Festival to take place from April 7th through the 10th in Vail, Colorado. The entry marks the first time a NET TV production will be featured in a major film festival.

Shelter in the City is a 90-minute eye-opening documentary on homelessness in New York City, which in recent years has reached an all time high in the metropolitan area. According to the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, as of January 2016 there were 60,296 homeless people in the city, the highest level ever recorded since the Great Depression.

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MathBowl ‘16: Fourth Annual Cross-Borough Math Competition Winners Announced

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

In the month of March, the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN) held its fourth annual MathBowl, a friendly cross-borough math competition between Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens. After eight days of continuous competition, Mr. James Daino’s sixth grade class at Queens of All Saints Catholic Academy in Brooklyn emerged as the first place winner.

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NET TV to Air Extensive Coverage of Pope’s Trip to Mexico and Historic Visit to Cuba

Posted on Feb 11, 2016

NET TV, the Catholic cable network headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, will be airing live continuous coverage of Pope Francis’ historic trip to Cuba and Mexico in English and Spanish. From February 12th through the 17th, NET TV’s journalists will be reporting live from Mexico and El Paso, Texas, while our editorial team provides in-depth analysis from New York City.

Contributing to NET TV’s exclusive coverage on the ground and in-studio will be Catholic experts and influencers including Austen Ivereigh, author of “The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope”; Fr. Agustino Torres CFR, Director of Evangelization for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and co-founder of Catholic Underground; Fr. Joseph A. Espaillat, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx, Director of the Hispanic Charismatic Renewal and Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York; Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, Director of Mexican Ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn, and many others.

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NET TV Announces Availability Expansion on Verizon Fios

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

NET TV, a Catholic television station headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, announced availability expansion on Verizon Fios. NET TV’s original Catholic programming is now available on Channel 48 in the New York metropolitan area and beyond.

“This partnership with Verizon allows us to provide a new home to New York Catholics over at Channel 48,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Chairman of DeSales Media Group, parent company of NET TV. “We are thankful that our distribution partners recognize the importance of making Catholic programming available to all, as we strive to do our very best to help introduce Christ to today’s society,” he added.

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