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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.


Television Station of the Year

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 In Mexico

Posted on Feb 3, 2016

When Pope Francis visits Cuba and Mexico City on February 12-17, 2016, DeSales Media will be there to bring you live coverage in English and Spanish.

The Tablet, Currents and Nuestra Voz reporters will be in Mexico City and New York City to provide exclusive commentary throughout the week. They will be joined by leading Catholic journalists and experts including Austen Ivereigh, Fr. Agustino Torres and Fr. Joseph Espaillat, who also contributed to our Pope in Cuba/USA coverage this past September.

Head over to for full information on Pope Francis’ trip to Mexico.

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Brooklyn’s Movie Review Show Reel Faith To Kick Off Sixth Summer Season

Posted on May 18, 2015

This Friday, May 22nd, NET TV’s Gabriel Award-winning series Reel Faith will premiere its sixth summer season. The weekly show, which reviews Hollywood’s biggest films through a Catholic perspective, will be also celebrating its 100th episode this season.

This season’s reviews will include highly-anticipated comic book adaptations like Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and “Fantastic Four;” big-budget sequels like “Jurassic World,” “Terminator: Genisys,” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation;” and family fare like Pixar’s “Inside Out,” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Minions.” Reel Faith will also weigh in on a variety of smaller independent films and documentaries.

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NET TV’s Mission of Love

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

Today, New Evangelization Television (NET TV) announced it’s new upcoming original program Mission of Love, based on the catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Premiering Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m., Mission of Love takes an authentic look into the lives of couples and families: their ups and downs, struggles and joys, laughter and tears. The series explores the mystery of marriage and family life with humor, insight and profundity.

Featuring candid, real-life perspective from married couples, Biblical exegesis from Msgr. John Strynkowski, S.T.D. (Diocese of Brooklyn), and catechetical commentary from Dr. Matthew Sutton, Ph.D. (St. John’s University), Mission of Love unpacks the official preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families in ten unique episodes.

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NET TV Announces Special Christmas Programming

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

Today, New Evangelization Television (NET TV), announced its special programming for the Christmas Season.

On Saturday, December 20th, A Christmas Variety Special will bring all the fun and entertainment of the season in one hour of holiday cheer. Premiering at 8 p.m, with encores throughout the week, the program will be hosted by actor Anthony Mangano, from the award winning series City of Churches, and co-hosted by comedian Joe Manno, from CBS-TV’s Emmy Award winning Afternoon Special: All In One. A Christmas Variety Special is a family oriented program that features a unique concept in holiday entertainment that is rarely seen on television anymore. Not only does it include popular holiday tunes and humorous comedy sketches, but also traditional religious themes and carols. Guest stars include Lenny Venito from ABC-TV’s hit show The Neighbors, Lou Martini Jr. from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Jimmy Palumbo from HBO’s The Sopranos, Joe D’Onofrio from the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, Mario Bosco from ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, plus a special appearance by Santa Claus.

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Catholic Priest Who Trained as a Chef Hosts 5th Season of “Breaking Bread’ Show

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

The local paper, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, has published a report on NET TV’s own Msgr. Jamie and his show, Breaking Bread:

rsz_brooklyn-eagle-logoMonsignor Jamie Gigantiello discovered a creative way of blending his vocations of chef and Catholic priest. He does so, joyfully, through teaching and hosting “Breaking Bread,” a weekly program on Catholic NET-TV that celebrates Brooklyn’s richly ethnic neighborhoods. Msgr. Jamie, as he is popularly known, also utilizes his talents, skills and experience in culinary and hotel management. He serves as Administrator of St. Bernard Parish, Mill Basin and as the Vicar for Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

Always actively involved in the church, Msgr. Jamie served as a lector, Eucharistic minister of Communion and retreat team leader starting during his school. But it would be a while before the priesthood became his primary vocation in life. But he did trust the wisdom of God’s timing.

Read the complete article here.

NET TV Announces New Fall Season Lineup

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

BB logoToday, NET TV unveiled its fall lineup that launches with the premiere of an all-new season of Breaking Bread on September 10th. Highlights include the second season of Portraits of Faith, featuring the Sandy Ground Project, a group of firefighters and police officers who built parks and playgrounds in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre; the premiere of the new program Classic with Dan Roebuck, featuring 36 episodes and a variety of guests; returning favorites include Ask the Doctor, Dios Nunca Duerme, In the Arena, and Too Blessed to be Stressed.

This season Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, a professionally trained chef-turned-priest, returns as host of Breaking Bread. Along with new co-hosts, he cooks up food for the soul in local restaurants across some of the most culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Featured kitchens are Benchmark, Park Slope; Brooklyn Farmacy, Cobble Hill; Damascus Bread Factory, Downtown Brooklyn; Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Coney Island; HahmJi Bach, Flushing; L’albero dei Gelati, Park Slope; Mama Rao’s, Dyker Heights; Uncle Louie G Ice Factory, Staten Island; Yiasou, Sheepshead Bay; and Zum Stammtisch, Glendale. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

Fall also marks the return of the popular series Portraits of Faith on September 25th, hosted by Terry Donnellan. The season premiere explores the story of the “Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play” and the construction of 26 playgrounds in the tri-state area. Bill Lavin, founder of “Where Angels Play” foundation, and president of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, led the effort to honor and provide lasting and living memorials to the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Vatican’s Archbishop Celli Delivers Keynote on Faith and Social Media

Posted on May 19, 2014

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli World Communications DayArchbishop Claudio Maria Celli, the originator of the Pope’s Twitter account, came all the way from the Vatican to speak at the Diocese of Brooklyn’s media conference on World Communications Day.

The archbishop spoke on Thursday at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott about the intersection of social media and faith in today’s world. He called for embracing modern means of communication, and for engaging believers and nonbelievers alike with straightforward language via social media.

St. Athanasius and NET TV Stay Up All Night for Canonization

Posted on Apr 30, 2014
Matt Kozar ABC 7

Matt Kozar from ABC 7 was one of many reporters who visited St. Athanasius for the canonization.

Catholics across New York watched the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on NET TV in the wee hours of April 27th.

One major gathering on Sunday was at St. Athanasius in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where the festivities included an overnight viewing, music and prayer, and concluded with a 10 AM mass.

Several major news outlets covered the celebration at St. Athanasius, including News12, Fox 5, NY1, ABC 7 and The New York Times

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