Two stories in The New York Times involved our Press Secretary as spokesperson, translator and facilitator for primary sources and story development. One was on Chinese catechumens and the other on Hispanic catechumens in New York City.
Our Press Secretary has a great relationship with key media contacts in New York City and beyond. By keeping in touch, she was able to become a trusted subject matter expert for Catholicism. This rapport and these conversations led to our Press Secretary becoming a translator for the reporter. So much was able to be revealed about the nature of catechumens joining the Catholic Church during this time in the life of the Church, that two stories actually came out of these conversations and topics: