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DeSales Media Group’s 2019 Gabriel & Catholic Press Association Awards

Posted on Jul 1, 2019

DeSales Media and its properties received over 50 Catholic Press Association awards at this year’s Catholic Media Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2019 GABRIEL & CPA AWARDS – DESALES MEDIA GROUP

FIRST PLACE
Television Station of the Year
NET TV

SECOND PLACE
Narrative Series (Storytelling) – Spanish Language Television
Al Pan Pan Season 3, NET TV

HONORABLE MENTION
Single News Story – Less than 60 Minutes
On the Block with Ed Wilkinson 

Special or Documentary – 60 minutes or Longer – Television
Ring of Faith

CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION ALL MEMBER AWARDS

FIRST PLACE
Advertising Business/Marketing Professional of the Year
William Maier
The Tablet, DeSales Media Group

Best Multimedia Package – Depiction of Religious Life
Answering the Call – Future Priest Profiles
The Tablet, Kathryn Engesser, Antonina Zielinska, Currents News

Best Website – Diocesan
Brooklyn Priests

SECOND PLACE

Best Use of Video on Social Media
Christmas 2018
Dave Plisky, Randy Schwab, Len Camporeale

THIRD PLACE
Best Use of Social Media for Breaking News
Cardinal Dolan Press Conference
The Tablet, Liz Faublas, Michelle Powers, Matthew O’Connor, Currents News

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video – Feature
Rest in Peace Baisy Apostol
The Tablet, Liz Faublas, Kathryn Engesser, Melissa Enaje, Currents News

Best Multimedia Package – News
Life at the Border, Parishioners Fear Immigration Realities
The Tablet, Jorge I. Domínguez-López, Tim Harfmann, Currents News

Best Use of Live Video in Social Media
Live from Dublin: The Challenge of Pope Francis to the Church in Ireland
Michelle Powers

COMMUNICATIONS
FIRST PLACE
Best Press Release
Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Diocese Volunteer Group, “Catholics Care” Heading to Puerto Rico on a Mission Relief Trip
Adriana Rodriguez

SECOND PLACE
Best Diocesan Appeal – Fundraising
2018 Annual Catholic Appeal – Diocese of Brooklyn
John Heyer II, Theresia Nurtanio, Israel Ochoa, Elimelec Soriano

Best New Website
Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocesan High School Fair
Dave Plisky, Len Camporeale, Israel Ochoa

NEWSPAPER
FIRST PLACE
Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Online Ad
Currents News, Watch Us at Our New Time
Israel Ochoa

Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More
The Tablet, Paying Down Debts Before Saying ‘Yes’
Melissa Enaje

SECOND PLACE
Best Print Circulation Promotion Campaign
Support The Tablet, Celebrating 110 Years
William Maier, Dave Plisky, Israel Ochoa, Theresia Nurtanio, Ed Wilkinson

Best Example of Effective Advertising Promotion Originating with the Publication or Publication’s Website
Wedding Guide 2018
JoAnn DiNapoli, Kimberly Bee, Kerry Burke, Israel Ochoa, Theresia Nurtanio

Best Regular Column – Scripture
Sunday’s Scripture
Fr. Jean-Pierre Ruiz

Best News Writing on National or International Event – National Event, Diocesan Newspaper
The Tablet, US Bishops Visit Texas-Mexico Border
Jorge I. Domínguez-López-Lopez

THIRD PLACE
Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More
The Tablet – Can We Have a Rational Discussion About Immigration?
Ed Wilkinson

Best Editorial Page or Section – Diocesan Newspaper
The Tablet
Editorial Staff

Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More
The Tablet, Brooklynites Rally Against Nation’s Policy at the Border
Melissa Enaje

Best Personality Profile – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More
The Tablet: Her Name Was Caroline
Fr. Christopher Heanue

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Ad Copywriting
The Tablet: Brooklyn Priests – Men’s Vocation Retreat
Israel Ochoa, Fr. Sean Suckiel

Best Special Supplement or Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis
The Tablet, Gift Guide 2018
JoAnn Dinapoli, Kimberly Benn, Kimberly Benn, Kerry Burke, Israel Ochoa, Editorial staff
Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More

The Tablet: Culture of Death
Fr. John Cush

Best News Writing on National or International Event – National Event, Diocesan Newspaper
The Tablet: Encuentro: A New Era for the Church in America
Jorge I. Domínguez-López-Lopez, Melissa Enaje

Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More
The Tablet: Seminarians’ Call to Duty Prepares for Priesthood
Melissa Enaje

SPANISH NEWSPAPER
FIRST PLACE
Spanish Publication of the Year
Nuestra Voz
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (Publisher), Msgr. Kieran Harrington (Publisher), Vito Formica (Executive Director of News Content), Jorge I. Domínguez-López (Editor-in-Chief), Joaquin Badajoz (Deputy Editor), Israel Ochoa (Art Director)

Best Coverage – Pro-Life Issues
Nuestra Voz, Marcha por la Vida en Washington; ¡Viva la Vida!; Hermanas de la Vida: en Defensa de los Que Aún No Tienen Voz
Christopher White, Jorge I. Domínguez-López, Marietha Gongora

Best Coverage – Violence in Our Communities
Nuestra Voz, Los Límites Del Espanto; Indignación y Dolor Nacional, La Crónica de Otra Masacre Escolar; ¿Amarnos o Armarnos?
Jorge I. Domínguez-López, Nancy Agosto, Cruz-Teresa Rosero

Best Essay Reflecting on Faith Formation
Nuestra Voz, Derecho y vida: ¿Pueden Casarse los Primos Hermanos?; Los Padrinos y El Pecado Del “Habriaqueísmo;” El Problema de la Pena de Laicización y Excomunión
Msgr. Jonas Achacoso, JCD

Best In-Depth Analysis
Nuestra Voz, Gaudete Et Exultate: El Papa Habla Sobre el Demonio
Jorge I. Domínguez-López

Best Interview
Nuestra Voz, 9/11/2001: La Fecha Que Nadie Olvida
Marietha Gongora

Best Regular Column – Feature Story
Nuestra Voz, Emprendedores
Marietha Gongora

Best Regular Column – Best News Writing- National/International Event
Nuestra Voz, 4,645: La Cifra Símbolo Del Olvido en la Isla del Encanto, La Verdadera Hora Cero de Los Latinos en La Era Trump, Ventarrones en la Casa Blanca
Nancy Agosto

Best Regular Column – Scripture and Spiritual Life
Nuestra Voz, Mi resolución es Permanecer; De Repente Todo Cambia; Cuando Dios Empuja
David Bisono

SECOND PLACE
Best Coverage – Papal Trips
Nuestra Voz, El Papa Francisco Visita Chile y Perú
Mario Paredes, Darío López Capera, Jose Antonio Varela Vidal

Best Regular Column – Feature Story
Nuestra Voz, Ofrendas Votivas: Un Puente Material Entre Lo Humano y Lo Trascendente
Joaquin Badajoz

Best Parish Profile
Nuestra Voz, San Benito José Labre: Donde Reinan la Caridad y la Buena Voluntad
Marietha Gongora

Best Reporting – On Latin America
Nuestra Voz, Venezuela: Cada Vez Más Aislada y los Problemas en Fase Aguda; los Gestos de Papa Francisco Con Venezuela; El Régimen de Maduro Acentúa la Represión
Macky Arenas

Hot Topic – Best coverage on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
Nuestra Voz, ¿Una Crisis Sin Fin?; Saltan a la Prensa Tensiones Internas de la Iglesia Chilena; Lecciones de la Crisis Chilena
Jorge I. Domínguez-López

Best Photo Story
Nuestra Voz, Así se Vivió la Semana Santa en la Diócesis de Brooklyn
Jorge I. Domínguez-López, Melissa Enaje, Ed Wilkinson, Marie Elena Giossi

THIRD PLACE
Best coverage of Canonizations
Nuestra Voz, Monseñor Romero: Hacia los Altares; Pablo VI, Un Santo de Nuestros Tiempos; Sobre San Romero, San Pablo VI y La Sorprendente Afinidad de Ambos Por El Opus Dei; San Oscar Romero: Un Santo Radical
Jorge I. Domínguez-López, Jose Antonio Varela Vidal, John L. Allen, Jr.

Best Editorial Page
Nuestra Voz, Tres Años Después: Otra Ciudad, Otro Taxista; ¿Que Nos Queda Por Aprender?; San Oscar Romero: Un Santo Radical
Jorge I. Domínguez-López

Best Personality Profile
Nuestra Voz, La Disciplina Sacerdotal… y la de las Artes Marciales
Darío López Capera

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Regular Column – General Commentary
Nuestra Voz, Historia se Escribe con H de Humor
Enrique del Risco (Enrisco)

Best Multiple Picture Package
Nuestra Voz, La Devoción a la Morenita del Tepeyac
Jorge I. Domínguez-López

Blanket Coverage of Pope in Ireland

Posted on Aug 26, 2018

Pope in Ireland

Pope Francis was in Ireland Aug. 25 and 26 for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, and DeSales Media Group was with him every step of the way.

The Currents News team partnered with Crux to lead the on-the-ground coverage, with correspondents Michelle Powers and Tim Harfmann reporting from Ireland with Crux’s John Allen, Christopher White, Inés San Martín, Claire Giangravè, and Elise Harris. These reporters delivered live reporting on Currents News, and their stories also appeared in The Tablet.

In New York, Liz Faublas anchored our round-the-clock live coverage and commentary with Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Jorge Domínguez, editor of Nuestra Voz.

Once again, DeSales Media Group proved its commitment to Catholic news by putting an unmatched focus on the Pope’s latest trip.

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Pope Francis Farewell Address From Colombia

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

13bis COLOMBIA – Cartagena – 10.09.2017 – 16.30 Port area of Contecar
Holy Mass
Final Remarks of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONHoly See Press Office


At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to thank His Grace Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, Archbishop of Cartagena, for his kind words on behalf of his brother bishops and the entire people of God.

I also greet President Juan Manuel Santos, the civil authorities, and all those who have taken part in this Eucharistic celebration, whether here or through the communications media.

I am deeply grateful for the hard work and sacrifice that have made this visit possible. Many people helped, giving freely and readily of their time and energy. These have been intense and beautiful days; I have been able to meet many people and to experience many things that have touched me deeply. You have done me much good.

Dear brothers and sisters, I would like to leave you with one last word.  Let us not be content with “taking the first step”. Instead, let us continue our journey anew each day, going forth to encounter others and to encourage concord and fraternity. We cannot just stand still. In this very place, on 8 September 1654, Saint Peter Claver died, after forty years of voluntary slavery, of tireless work on behalf of the poor.  He did not stand still: his first step was followed by many others.  His example draws us out of ourselves to encounter our neighbours. Colombia, your brothers and sisters need you. Go out to meet them.  Bring them the embrace of peace, free of all violence. Be “slaves of peace, forever.”

[Pope Francis]

Pope Francis Final Homily In The Port Of Contecar Colombia

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

COLOMBIA – Cartagena – 10.09.2017 – 16.30
Port area of Contecar
Holy Mass
Homily of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATION Holy See Press Office


“The Dignity of the Person and Human Rights.”

In this city, which has been called “heroic” for its tenacity in defending freedom two hundred years ago, I celebrate the concluding Mass of my Visit to Colombia. For the past thirty-two years Cartagena de Indias is also the headquarters in Colombia for Human Rights. For here the people cherish the fact that, “thanks to the missionary team formed by the Jesuit priests Peter Claver y Corberó, Alonso de Sandoval and Brother Nicolás González, accompanied by many citizens of the city of Cartagena de Indias in the seventeenth century, the desire was born to alleviate the situation of the oppressed of that time, especially of slaves, of those who implored fair treatment and freedom” (Congress of Colombia 1985, law 95, art. 1).

Here, in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, where the progress and application of human rights in Colombia continue to be studied and monitored in a systematic way, the Word of God speaks to us of forgiveness, correction, community and prayer.

In the fourth sermon of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to us, who have decided to support the community, to us, who value life together and dream of a project that includes everyone. The preceding text is that of the good shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine sheep to go after the one that is lost. This fact pervades the entire text: there is no one too lost to deserve our care, our closeness and our forgiveness. From this perspective, we can see that a fault or a sin committed by one person challenges us all, but involves, primarily, the victim of someone’s sin.  He or she is called to take the initiative so that whoever has caused the harm is not lost.

During these past few days I have heard many testimonies from those who have reached out to people who had harmed them; terrible wounds that I could see in their own bodies; irreparable losses that still bring tears. Yet they have reached out, have taken a first step on a different path to the one already travelled. For decades Colombia has yearned for peace but, as Jesus teaches, two sides approaching each other to dialogue is not enough; it has also been necessary to involve many more actors in this dialogue aimed at healing sins. The Lord tells us in the Gospel: “If your brother does not listen to you, take one or two others along with you” (Mt 18:16).

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Pope Francis Blessing at Homeless Shelter Cartagena

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

COLOMBIA – Cartagena– 10.09.2017 – 10.30 St Francis Square Blessing and laying of the corner-stones for homeless shelters and Talitha Qum works Blessing of the Holy


WORKING TRANSLATIONHoly See Press Office


 

Let us pray.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of mercy,
Who in your Son You have given us
an admirable example of charity
and through Him you have strongly recommended to us the commandment to love;
fill with your blessings
these servants of yours,
who wish to devote themselves generously
to the help of their brothers;
so that, in urgent needs,
they may serve you faithfully and fully
in the person of their neighbor.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

[Pope Francis]

Pope Francis Address at La Macarena

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

COLOMBIA – Medellín – 09.09.2017 – 16.00
La Macarena Stadium

Encounter with priests, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians and their families

Address of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONHoly See Press Office


Dear Brother Bishops,
Dear Priests, Men and Women Religious, and Seminarians,
Dear Families, Dear “Paisas”!

The parable of the true vine which we have just heard from the Gospel of John is given within the context of Jesus’ Last Supper. In that intimate moment, marked by a certain tension but full of love, the Lord washed the feet of his disciples, and wished to perpetuate his memory in the bread and wine, as he spoke from the depths of his heart to those he loved the most.

In this first “Eucharistic” night, in this first sunset after his example of service, Jesus opens his heart; he entrusts to them his testament. Just as the Apostles, some women and Mary, the Mother of Jesus (cf. Acts 1: 13-14) continued to meet in that Upper Room, so too we are gathered here together to listen to him, to listen to one another. Sister Leidy of Saint Joseph, María Isabel and Father Juan Felipe have offered us their testimonies… So also each of us here could share our own vocation story. All these would converge in our experience of Jesus who comes to meet us, who chooses us first, thus seizing our hearts. As Aparecida says: “Knowing Jesus is the best gift that any person can receive; that we have encountered him is the best thing that has happened in our lives, and making him known by our word and deeds is our joy” (Aparecida Document, 29).

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Pope Francis Homily At Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

COLOMBIA – Medellín – 09.09.2017 – 10.15
Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport
Holy Mass
Homily of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONHoly See Press Office


“The Christian Life as Discipleship”

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

During the Mass on Thursday in Bogotá, we heard Jesus calling his first disciples; the part of Luke’s Gospel which opens with this passage, concludes with the call of the Twelve. What are the evangelists reminding us of between these two events? That this journey of following Jesus involved a great work of purification in his first followers. Some of the precepts, prohibitions and mandates made them feel secure; fulfilling certain practices and rites dispensed them from the uncomfortable question: “What would God like us to do?” The Lord Jesus tells them that their fulfilment involves following him, and that this journey will make them encounter lepers, paralytics and sinners. These realities demand much more than a formula, an established norm. The disciples learned that following Jesus presupposes other priorities, other considerations in order to serve God. For the Lord, as also for the first community, it is of the greatest importance that we who call ourselves disciples not cling to a certain style or to particular practices that cause us to be more like some Pharisees than like Jesus. Jesus’ freedom contrasts with the lack of freedom seen in the doctors of the law of that time, who were paralyzed by a rigorous interpretation and practice of that law. Jesus does not live according to a superficially “correct” observance; he brings the law to its fullness. This is what he wants for us, to follow him in such a way as to go to what is essential, to be renewed, and to get involved. These are three attitudes that must form our lives as disciples.

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Pope Francis Greeting At Hogar San Jose

Posted on Sep 10, 2017

COLOMBIA – Medellín – 09.09.2017 – 15.00
Encounter in the Hogar San José
Greeting of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONHoly See Press Office


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Dear Boys and Girls,

I am very happy to be with you here at “Saint Joseph’s Home”. Thank you for the welcome you prepared for me. I am grateful also to the director, Monsignor Armando Santamaría, for his words.

I wish to express my thanks to you, Claudia Yesenia, for your courageous testimony. Hearing all of the difficulties you experienced, I thought of the unjust suffering of so many boys and girls throughout the world, who have been and continue to be innocent victims of the evil that others commit.

The Baby Jesus was also a victim of hatred and persecution; he too had to run away with his family, to leave his country and his home, in order to escape death. To see children suffer, wounds our hearts because children are Jesus’ favourites. We can never accept that they are mistreated, that they are denied the right to live out their childhood peacefully and joyfully, that they are denied a future of hope.

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Pope Francis Address At National Prayer Meeting

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

COLOMBIA – Villavicencio – 08.09.2017 – 15.40
Parque Las Malocas Great prayer meeting for national reconciliation Address of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATION
Holy See Press Office


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have been looking forward to this moment since my arrival in your country. You carry in your hearts and your flesh the signs of the recent, living memory of your people which is marked by tragic events, but also filled with heroic acts, great humanity, and the noble spiritual values of faith and hope. I come here with respect and with a clear awareness that, like Moses, I am standing on sacred ground (cf. Ex 3:5). A land watered by the blood of thousands of innocent victims and by the heart-breaking sorrow of their families and friends. Wounds that are hard to heal and that hurt us all, because every act of violence committed against a human being is a wound in humanity’s flesh; every violent death diminishes us as people.

I am here not so much to speak, but to be close to you and to see you with my own eyes, to listen to you and to open my heart to your witness of life and faith. And if you will allow me, I wish also to embrace you and weep with you. I would like us to pray together and to forgive one another – I also need to ask forgiveness – so that, together, we can all look and walk forward in faith and hope.

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Pope Francis’ Homily From Mass In Catama, Colombia

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

COLOMBIA – Villavicencio – 08.09.2017 – 09.30
Holy Mass in Catama
Homily of the Holy Father


OFFICIAL TRANSLATION
Holy See Press Office


“To be reconciled in God, with Colombians and with Creation”

“Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, is the new dawn that proclaims joy to the whole world, for from you has been born the sun of justice, Christ our God” (cf. Antiphon for the Benedictus). The feast of the birth of Mary shines its light over us, just as the gentle light of dawn radiates above the vast Colombian plain, this beautiful landscape whose gateway is Villavicencio, and shines its light too upon the rich diversity of its indigenous peoples.

Mary is the first light who announces night’s end, and above all, the impending day. Her birth helps us to understand the loving, tender, compassionate plan of love in which God reaches down and calls us to a wonderful covenant with him, that nothing and no one will be able to break.

Mary knew how to transmit God’s light, and she reflected the rays of that light in her home which she shared with Joseph and Jesus, reflecting it also in her people, her country and that home which is common to all mankind: creation.

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