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DeSales Media Wins 41 Catholic Press Association Awards

Posted on Jun 20, 2018 in DeSales Blog | No Comments
DeSales Media Wins 41 Catholic Press Association Awards

The Tablet staffThe staff of The Tablet, which was named Newspaper of the Year.

DeSales Media and its properties received 41 Catholic Press Association awards at this year’s Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, WI.

GABRIEL AWARD
Community Awareness and/or Public Service Announcements
Honorable Mention “Put Him On Your List” DeSales Media

PRESS AWARD
NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more
First Place The Tablet

BEST MEDIA KIT CREATED IN 2017
First Place The Tablet, “DeSales Media Kit” by Israel Ochoa (attached with updated data for 2018)

BEST USE OF VIDEO IN SOCIAL MEDIA
First Place The Tablet, “The Chosen” by John-Mark de Palma, Alexandra Tingos, NET-TV

SPANISH EDITOR OF THE YEAR
First Place Nuestra Voz, “Puerto Rico El proximo desastre; El Ar obispo de San Juan Sin temor al futuro; Puerto Rico desastre y milagro; Solidaridad y esperanza para Puerto Rico; Un Mes de la Herencia Hispana diferente” by Jorge I. Domínguez López

BEST SINGLE AD ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION: Color Ad
Second Place – The Tablet, “2017 Catholic High Schools Fair” by Israel Ochoa

BEST LOCAL RETAIL CAMPAIGN ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION
Second Place The Tablet, “A&G Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome” by Israel Ochoa

BEST EDITORIAL PAGE OR EDITORIAL SECTION: Diocesan Newspaper
Second Place The Tablet, “Best Editorial Pages” by Ed Wilkinson and Father John P. Cush

BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS: Best Original Illustration
Second Place The Tablet, “Holy Week and Easter Masses on NET-TV” by Israel Ochoa

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: Social Media Campaign of the Year
Second Place The Tablet, “What’s My Calling?” by Dave Plisky, John-Mark de Palma

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Scripture
Third Place The Tablet, “Sunday’s Scriptures” by Father Jean-Pierre Ruiz

BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS/SPECIAL REPORTING: Diocesan Newspaper
Third Place The Tablet, “Where Have All the Convents Gone?” by Antonina Zielinska

BEST FACEBOOK POST
Third Place The Tablet, “Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass” by John-Mark de Palma

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Third Place The Tablet, “Put Him On Your List” by Dave Plisky, Vito Formica, John-Mark de Palma, Alexandra Tingos, Israel Ochoa, Shartina Thompson, Carolyn Erstad, Theresia Nurtanio

BEST USE OF LIVE VIDEO IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Third Place The Tablet, “Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass” by John-Mark de Palma, Alexandra Tingos

BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more
Third Place The Tablet, “Priest Pursues Prophets on Periphery of Diocese” by Ed Wilkinson

BEST FEATURE WRITING: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more
Third Place The Tablet, “Cuba’s First Christmas Without Fidel” by Jorge I. Dominguez-Lopez
Honorable Mentions The Tablet, “Priest Pursues Prophets on Periphery of Diocese” by Ed Wilkinson

BEST FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
Honorable Mention “Diocese of Brooklyn” by John-Mark de Palma, Alexandra Tingos

BEST WEB AND PRINT COMBINATION PACKAGE
Honorable Mentions The Tablet, “World Communications Day Catholic Media Conference” by DeSales Media Group

BEST USE OF PHOTOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Honorable Mentions  The Tablet, “Catholic Day” by John-Mark de Palma, Alexandra Tingos

BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL TRIPS OVERSEAS
Honorable Mentions The Tablet, “The Pope in Colombia” by Ines San Martin, Antonina Zielinska, Melissa Enaje

BEST HEADLINE
Honorable Mentions The Tablet, “Holy Stuff! They’re Better Known As Sacramentals

BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS: Best Chart or Information Graphic
Honorable Mention The Tablet, “Generations of Faith – Your Generosity at Work” by Israel Ochoa

SPANISH 
BEST NEWS WRITING: National/International Event
First Place Nuestra Voz, “Puerto Rico: desastre y milagro” by Jorge I. Domínguez-López
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “Cat licos de Brooklyn ayudan en Houston” by Melissa Enaje

BEST EDITORIAL PAGE
First Place Nuestra Voz, “Un Mes de la Herencia Hispana diferente; Puerto Rico El proximo desastre; Vale la pena celebrar la Navidad?” by Jorge I. Domínguez-López (Editor), Israel Ochoa (Art Director)

BEST COVERAGE OF PRO-LIFE ISSUES
First Place Nuestra Voz, “De Brooklyn a Washington: La Marcha por la Vida” by Melissa Enaje, Jorge I. Domínguez-López

BEST INTERVIEW
First Place Nuestra Voz, “Maria Scaperlanda, biografa del padre Rother” by Jorge I. Domínguez
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “El primer abogado ‘DREAMer’ del pas” by Marietha Góngora

BEST ESSAY REFLECTING ON FAITH FORMATION
First Place Nuestra Voz, “Donde se pide la nulidad de un matrimonio?; Padre, quiero hacer un juramento!; Tras una nulidad matrimonial, los hijos son “bastardos”?” by Mons. Jonas Achacoso
Honorable Mentions Nuestra Voz, “Comien el Ano de las Vocaciones en la Diocesis de Brooklyn; La Oficina de Vocaciones en la Diocesis de Brooklyn; Sesiones de indagacion para el diaconado” by Darío López Capera

BEST IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “La pol tica de USA hacia Cuba” by Dagoberto Valdés Hernández

BEST REPORTING ON IMMIGRATION
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “Los ninos de las deportaciones” by Cruz-Teresa Rosero

BEST COVERAGE OF VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “’Me gustar a decirle que lo perdono’, dice la madre Mar a Amador; Agresiones a sacerdotes y religiosas; Misa por la Solidaridad en Brooklyn tras los sucesos de Charlottesville” by Darío López Capera, Marietha Góngora

BEST SPORTS REPORTING
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “Sacerdotes colombianos que predican con el futbol” by Darío López Capera

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: General Commentary
Second Place Nuestra Voz, “Hasta la vista, Columbus; Y ahora que? Bye, bye, Cataluna?; Cuando Manhattan no conocia el mofongo” by Enrisco
Third Place Nuestra Voz, “Silencio, una pelicula profundamente catolica; Un camino a casa – Lion; The Shack (La cabana)” by Gustavo Andújar
Honorable Mentions Nuestra Voz, “ es s le a la Escritura; Formacion del Pentateuco; Satanas” by Rafael Domingo

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Spiritual Life
Third Place Nuestra Voz, “Barco, ballena y tierra… Dios es fiel; Suelta la cubeta; Resucit Y hora qu?” by David Bisono

BEST REPORTING ON LATIN AMERICA
Third Place Nuestra Voz, “Venezuela en penumbras; Venezuela una iglesia que se crece en la crisis; Venezuela en la ‘Hora 0’” by Macky Arenas

Also worth noting, our former reporters did very well:
VIDEOGRAPHER/VIDEO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
First Place Catholic News Service, The Criterion, “’The Consecration of Virgins’” “The Future of the Church” “Missionary Disciples Institute” “Legend of Santa and Life of St. Nick” “Blessing of Restored ‘Miracle’ Shrine'” by Katie Rutter (nee Breidenbach)

SPANISH STAFF WRITER OF THE YEAR
First Place Revista Misioneros, “UNA LUZ DE ESPERANZA, LOS RÍOS SUCIOS, ACOMPAÑANDO A LOS MÁS VULNERABLES, SANANDO AGUAS QUE QUEMAN, UN HOGAR SAGRADO PARA LOS FIELES DE ICHU” by María-Pía Negro Chin

View the complete list of award winners.

Monsignor’s Message – The Nativity

Monsignor’s Message – The Nativity

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

As we celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, let us greet the Christ child not with Gold, Frankincense or Myrrh but with acts of Charity for the hungry, thirsty, naked, ill or those in prison. These are the gifts the Lord desires from us. This is the moment of our encounter with Christ! As we contemplate the profound redeeming love of the Almighty God, let us manifest His salvific will by our service to those most in need. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – The Journey

Monsignor’s Message – The Journey

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

Next week, with our Christmas edition, I will offer my last message in these pages for the coming months. On January 1, 2018, I will be leaving Brooklyn for a six-month sabbatical. During this time, I will embark on a 30-day silent retreat with the Jesuit fathers. Following the retreat will be a course of theological update for two months at the Pontifical North American College. Immediately after Easter, I will be heading off to the Middle East to work with agencies attending to the needs of displaced and persecuted Christians. If you remember, and have a spare moment, offer a short prayer for me. And permit me to assure all our readers and viewers of a very special place in my prayers. I look forward to being back with you all in July.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – The Love Of Christ

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Monsignor's Message | No Comments
Monsignor’s Message – The Love Of Christ

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat…” It is funny how the songs of our childhood remain with us. As we head into this sacred time, we reflect on the gift of the incarnation and the profound love that God has for us. As we reflect on His love for us, we also think about those in need around us. Poverty manifests itself in loneliness, poor health, emotional distress, failed relationships, addiction, war and so many other ways beyond simple material need. In the coming days, perhaps we will reflect on the Christ child’s birth into the poverty of our human situation and how it is transformed and given dignity. May we also seek to manifest the love of Christ to at least one person who finds her/himself somehow impoverished.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – A Great Moral Question

Monsignor’s Message – A Great Moral Question

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

Love and Peace! Just last week, the Holy Father traveled to Myanmar, the southeast Asian nation at the center of an international outcry for the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya-Bangladeshi Muslim minorities. The Pope reminded the people of Myanmar that “the arduous process of peace building and national reconciliation can only be advanced through a commitment to justice and respect for human rights.” Meanwhile, in the United States, we ourselves struggle with certain efforts to withdraw legal support for 60,000 Haitians and 200,000 El Salvadorans residing here legally as a result of a 1990 era law known as TPS (Temporary Protective Status). The movement of peoples is becoming one of the great moral questions of our age. Pope Pius XII wrote, “the Lord entrusts to the Church’s motherly love every person forced to leave their homeland in search of a better future,” and Pope Francis reaffirms the obligation of every Christian “to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate” the stranger who knocks at our door.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – Thanksgiving

Monsignor’s Message – Thanksgiving

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

At every moment of the day, the Holy Mass is being offered somewhere in the world. This sacrifice of Christ on Calvary is made present to us in a mystical way. The Mass and the Eucharist is our celebration of giving thanks. In fact, Eucharist is Greek for Thanksgiving. Let us strive to be thankful for the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon us each day. One way to manifest that gratitude is by our preparation for and frequency of participation at Mass. As we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Church year, we ought not just have the name of Jesus on our lips, but redouble our efforts to manifest His sacrifice of thanksgiving in our lives. May God bless you.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – Catholics Care Houston

Monsignor’s Message – Catholics Care Houston

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

A small group of our brothers and sisters spent last week in Houston assisting those ravaged by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. They ripped out moldy drywall and disposed of the former treasures destroyed and waterlogged in people’s homes. Most importantly, they are a sign of our solidarity with those who grapple with the devastation of mother nature. We all were horrified by the images that we see from Texas and parts of Florida, Saint Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and everywhere else affected by the recent hurricanes. This small band of volunteers is a reminder that those suffering are not forgotten. We cannot fix all the problems of the world but we must do what we can do to make the world a better place. Our small group of Catholics Care will also be organizing a trip to Puerto Rico to assist those who lost so much. We invite you to join us on this next trip that will be announced in the coming weeks. Pray for our volunteers or make a donation to assist in the recovery efforts. We ought not celebrate Thanksgiving one day a year. Each time we assist those who are in distress we express our gratitude to Almighty God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Editor’s note: to make a donation, go to https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/care

Monsignor’s Message – Veteran’s Day

Monsignor’s Message – Veteran’s Day

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

This Friday and Saturday, we celebrated Veterans Day. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to those men and women who wore the uniform and were willing to risk all for love of country. The modern age is plagued by selfishness as well as meaninglessness. Veterans are a living reminder to us all that our own health, prosperity and happiness are not the most important values for a life well lived. A veteran’s willingness to die for fellow citizens is proof that he/she values country and others more than self. As Catholics, the sacrifice of our veterans also calls to mind those Christian missionaries who willingly endure persecution for the sake of the name of Christ. Our veterans and our missionaries are the real heroes of the present age because they call us to move beyond selfishness. Some of our soldiers have paid a terrible price and are ravaged by the effect of war. Many of our missionaries have also been scarred by torture. The veterans who sacrificed all, rest with our honored dead. The Christian missionary ranks among the martyrs and saints for all eternity.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – Fall Back on God’s Plan

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Monsignor's Message | No Comments
Monsignor’s Message – Fall Back on God’s Plan

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

This week we set our clocks back an hour. The sun sets in the early afternoon. The leaves fall from the trees. The streets are a bit more quiet and empty. During this time, the Church bids us to reflect on the final things – death, judgment, heaven and hell. For some, these mysteries may seem ominous and threatening. We, who are believers, embrace these realities. The Divine plan is for us to spend eternity with the Almighty God. Yet, we must persevere in putting into effect God’s plan. Judgment is the moment when our lives’ decisions are ratified. Are those decisions for God and His holy plan? Are they for ourselves and the idols we have constructed? We, who are believers, do not fear death because God’s will is that winter will give way to spring and we have sought to put His will into effect in our lives.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.

Monsignor’s Message – Christian Origin of Halloween

Monsignor’s Message – Christian Origin of Halloween

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

Father Pat West is a great one for jokes. At the priest convocation he shared this one: “Where does one go to survive the zombie apocalypse?—The living room!” Many of the contemporary elements of Halloween are derived from pagan Celtic celebrations. However, with the Christianization of Ireland, the pagan rite of commemorating the dead was inculturated. Beginning on Halloween, many would abstain from meat/fast and pray for the dead over the course of three days. During these celebrations of All Saints and All Souls, we are reminded that the bonds of love do not dissolve with death. We believe in life after death. The dead will all stand before the judgement throne of Christ. What I do here and now has ramifications. Our belief in the Communion of Saints is the conviction that our prayers assist in the purification of those who have died so that they might enter into the heavenly courts and gaze upon the face of God.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.