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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeSales Media Group has launched a new bilingual online prayer community entitled Pray For Me (Reza por Mí). Located at www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/
“Inspired in Pope Francis’ prayer request refrain ‘Please, pray for me’, we wanted to provide a place where people can request prayers as well as pray for each other’s intentions. Pray for Me is very simple to use, to ask for support, pray for one another, and create a community of prayer,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Chairman of DeSales Media Group.
On Tuesday, November 24th at 9 p.m., New Evangelization Television (NET TV) will premiere its original production Shelter in the City, a 90-minute eye-opening documentary on homelessness in the New York metropolitan area.
In recent years, the number of New Yorkers without a home has reached an all time high. According to the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, as of September 2015 there were 59,305 homeless people in the city, the highest level ever recorded since the Great Depression.
DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will welcome Pope Francis to the New York metropolitan area with a 225-foot tall billboard in the middle of the Big Apple.
Earlier this week, from sunrise to sunset, a team started hand painting a welcoming message at one of New York’s busiest intersections, the corner of Eighth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan. The corner is conveniently located outside Pennsylvania Station and the iconic Madison Square Garden arena, which will host the Holy Father’s September 25th Mass. The billboard will generate more than 700,000 impressions each week and will be visible throughout September.
On Friday, June 25th, the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada honored writers and editors of Catholic media during its annual Catholic Media Conference that took place this year in Buffalo, New York.