Big Wins for DeSales Media Group at the Catholic Press Association Awards

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

Big Wins for DeSales Media Group at the Catholic Press Association Awards

            DeSales Media Group is announcing the company was honored with 50 awards at last week’s Catholic Press Association Conference, including a Gabriel Award for “Television Station of the Year” for NET-TV (New Evangelization Television).

 

Nuestra Voz was named the “Spanish Publication of the Year” and also earned seven additional first place awards in the categories of “Best Interview,” “Best Coverage-Pro Life Issues,” and “Best In-Depth Analysis.” Of the 20 awards won, the eight first-place awards are a record.

 

The Tablet received two first-place honors for “Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper,” and “Best Single Ad.” It also received four second-place honors including “Best News Writing on a National or International Event” for coverage of the US Bishops visit to the Texas-Mexico border.

 

DeSales Media Group CEO Bill Maier was recognized with an All Member Award for “Advertising Business/Marketing Professional of the Year.” AdrianaRodriguez, DeSales’ Communications Director and Press Secretary, was honored with a first-place communication award for “Best Press Release,” highlighting the Brooklyn Diocesan volunteer efforts in Puerto Rico on a mission relief trip.

 

“DeSales Media continues to be at the forefront of Catholic media production throughout this country. In print, on air, on the internet and social media, we are focused on delivering the “Good News” in the best way possible.  These awards belong to each and every member of the DeSales Media staff who strive day in and day out, to make us truly the best we can be,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Vicar for Communications and the President and Chairman of DeSales Media Group.

 

The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in Catholic media: television, print, marketing, business and, advertising.

 

Currents News can be seen weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on NET-TV (available on Channel 97 on Spectrum, Channel 30 on Optimum, and Channel 48 on Verizon Fios). Nuestra Voz is a Spanish-language Catholic monthly newspaper serving Brooklyn and Queens.  The Tablet is the only weekly Catholic newspaper in New York City, serving Brooklyn and Queens since 1908.

 

A complete list of all honors is attached.

2019 GABRIEL – CPA AWARDS LIST

LIFE CENTER OF NEW YORK TO GIVE PROPER BURIAL TO PRE-BORN BABY FOUND DEAD IN BROOKLYN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

LIFE CENTER OF NEW YORK TO GIVE PROPER BURIAL TO PRE-BORN BABY FOUND DEAD IN BROOKLYN

 

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Life Center of New York will properly bury Baby Monica, an infant believed to have been born in the 5th month of her mother’s pregnancy, recently found without life on the streets of Brooklyn. Baby Monica will be driven from Clavin’s Funeral Home at the corner of 78th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge to the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on 60th Street & 5th Avenue for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.

 

The Life Center of New York in Brooklyn learned of this tragedy on the local news and was moved to give this abandoned child a proper funeral and burial. They were immediately in contact with the Medical Examiner’s Office and requested to receive her body. Upon the completion of the investigations and tests, the Life Center was given the child whom they named Baby Monica.

 

The NYC Police Department will provide pallbearers and bagpipers to honor Baby Monica. She will be buried in the Guardian Angel section of Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, which provides burial space for abandoned babies. Her name will be inscribed on the cemetery stone.

 

The Life Center of New York “wants to show that life is sacred from beginning to end, and is praying that this act will advance the culture of life.  Baby Monica, like all of us, deserves dignity and respect in living and in dying.”

 

Media is invited to attend. To RSVP, e-mail jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

 

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO ON THE ESCALATING IMMIGRATION CRISIS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

 

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO ON
THE ESCALATING IMMIGRATION CRISIS

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, today issued the following comments regarding the state of affairs related to U.S. immigration policy:

 

“As someone who has worked to address issues surrounding immigration policy for 50 years, I find the current state of affairs to be at one of the lowest points I have ever seen. As a Nation, we are regressing and failing to treat people like human beings with the dignity and respect they each deserve.

 

Reports from the U.S. border of children living in inhumane conditions at detention facilities, without basic life essentials like toothbrushes, soap or access to showers, are appalling. It is not the way to treat anyone, but especially children. They are being traumatized. It is bad enough that many detained children will likely suffer long term consequences from the way in which they were separated from their parents. But add deplorable living conditions to that and it is too much for anyone to bear, especially children.

 

More than three years ago, we saw a drowned Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi wash up ashore in Turkey. This week, we are seeing the image of a dead father, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, Valeria, who drowned in the Rio Grande trying to cross the border. A picture is worth a thousand words. We are descending to a place where it is the norm to lack compassion for people seeking a better life. Why would a parent put their family and themselves at risk if they were not desperate? These pictures cry out for the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform; but for that to happen, we need both parties to come to the table and put their partisan politics aside.

 

I call on Congress to come together to agree on a supplemental border funding bill immediately. We must bring an end to the existence of these disgraceful conditions faced by those detained at the U.S. border.

 

Furthermore, in response to threats of mass deportations, these tactics are heartless and provide no real solution. Many people in our communities who are now living in fear of ICE agents have been in the country for a long time and some have American born children. Most work and pay taxes.

 

I call on all Catholics in our diocese and beyond to pray for our fellow citizens of the world. Every single one of us is made in the image of God and no one should ever forget that.”

 

###

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the passing of Father Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, in Middle Village, Queens. Father Carrano died on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Father Carrano was ordained a priest in 1970 and served at various parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens during his 39 years of service.

 

In 1992, then Bishop Thomas Daily appointed Father Carrano the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry.  His most recent assignment, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, began in 2009. In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, Father Carrano played a major role spiritually for FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118, who lost eight firefighters in the attack.

 

Father Carrano’s wake will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. inside Our Lady of Hope Church located at 61-27 71st Street in Middle Village. A Vigil Mass will also take place at Our Lady of Hope Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside at the funeral Mass on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church.

 

Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

            The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside over the closing mass celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, this Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at 333 Hart Street (between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues), in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

 

Father Astor L. Rodriguez is the Pastor of St. John the Baptist. The bilingual mass will be celebrated in both English and Spanish.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, SENT TO THE VATICAN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

 

 

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, ON THE WAY TO THE VATICAN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the findings of the Diocesan investigation regarding the Cause for Canonization of Monsignor Bernard John Quinn have been officially accepted by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

The documentation was presented to Bishop DiMarzio at a private vespers service held at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston earlier this week. The collected information will now be sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints in support of the cause of sainthood for Monsignor Bernard Quinn.

 

From an early age, Bernard Quinn became conscious of the great injustices African-Americans suffered and lived his life as a champion for racial equality. Bernard Quinn was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1912, and ten years later, with Diocesan support, he established the first church for African American Catholics in Brooklyn. Monsignor Quinn founded St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Bedford Stuyvesant.

 

In 1928, Monsignor Quinn established the first orphanage for African American children in Wading River on Long Island. Despite the building being set on fire twice, Monsignor Quinn rebuilt it a third time; this time fireproofing it, by using concrete and brick. The building, known at the time as the Little Flower Orphanage, remains the operations base for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.

 

“Our investigation took almost ten years to put together and now we can send the documentation we have on the life of Monsignor Quinn to Rome.  He combatted racism and is an inspiration to the priests of this diocese.  He is a hero who turned things around and gave his life for his people, died an early death, and was a great man,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

Mary Clare Quinn, the great-niece of Monsignor Quinn who attended the service, recalled “They always called him the Monsignor but he liked to be called Father. The family was all very proud of the work he was doing at Little Flower, and we all contributed during the winters and summers, going out there to help. They used to burn crosses at our house in Mineola, even after he was gone, but my family stared fear down.”

 

Monsignor Paul Jervis, who published a book in 2005 entitled “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” and who is the Postulator for the Cause said, “Monsignor Quinn could not separate his sacramental ministry from the social and political realities that denied to people on account of their race, or immigrant status, the opportunities to enjoy the fullness of life as the Lord willed for all humanity.”

 

“St. Peter Claver Catholic Church became a meeting ground where white Catholics encountered blacks and discovered that they all had a common humanity with the same human problems, and were all in need of the intercession of St. Therese and the pastoral intercession of Monsignor Quinn,” concluded Monsignor Jervis.

Photos attached:

Photo #1- Photo of Monsignor Bernard Quinn displayed on the altar at the prayer service at the Immaculate Conception Center.

Photo #2- Monsignor Paul Jervis, the author of “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” speaks in support of Monsignor Quinn’s cause for sainthood.

 

QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS A BIG PART OF ONE FAMILY’S HISTORY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS A BIG PART OF ONE FAMILY’S HISTORY

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced that this year’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens graduation had a very special meaning for the family of one student of the Class of 2019.

 

The graduation ceremony marked the last in a line of 13 family members to be awarded a diploma from the school. Now as a graduate, Alex Mansueto joins the ranks of his great-grandmother, his great aunt, great uncle, his grandfather, his grandmother, his uncles, cousins, his mother, and his sister.

 

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens is located in Maspeth.

Photos attached.

Photo #1 – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Principal Catherine Mangone join the family of graduates including the latest in the family, Alex Mansueto (center), along with his grandmother Carolyn Madaio, his uncle Robert Madaio II, his mother Susan Madio Mansueto, his aunt Jennifer Madaio Gallina and his sister Courtney Mansueto.

 

Photo #2- St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Principal Catherine Mangone and 2019 graduate Alex Mansueto.

THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

Catholic School Night was celebrated at MCU Park in Coney Island last night, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the game, a special contest between the “Collars vs. Scholars”, took place on the field. The match-up featured baseball played between Diocese of Brooklyn’s priests and principals/school administrators.  The final score of the pre-game was 2-1, with the Collars winning for the second year in a row. The Brooklyn Cyclones also won their game last night.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, served as the umpire for the pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll, created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, was distributed to fans.

 

“What a tremendous turnout of students from Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The spirit of Catholic education filled MCU Park last night, as our schools celebrated the end of this school year.  The Diocese of Brooklyn has many great priests, pastors, principals, and teachers, who have been blessed with many talents, including skill on the baseball diamond,” said John Quaglione, Deputy Press Secretary, Diocese of Brooklyn.

 

The pre-game activities also featured a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians, sponsored by the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN). Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group.

 

Photos attached.

 

Photo #1- Member of the “Scholars” team including Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy.

Photo #2- Members of the “Collars” team, join Ed Wilkinson, Pee Wee, and Sister Shirlee.

Photo #3- Members of the “Collars” team.

Photo #4- Some of the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS. SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS
SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy graduation, taking place in the church at 61-15 Grand Avenue this Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m., will have extraordinary meaning for one family, as a graduate will be the last in a line of 13 family members to be awarded a diploma from the school.

 

As a member of the Class of 2019, Alex Mansueto follows in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, his great aunt and uncle, his grandfather and grandmother, his uncles and cousins, his mother and his sister.  His great-grandmother, who was in the first graduating class, his grandmother, mother, and sister, will all be in attendance.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.

COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
718-517-3143
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione 
718-517-3112
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced Catholic School Night at MCU Park in Coney Island will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the Cyclones’ game, a contest between “Collars vs. Scholars”, will take place on the field at 5:45 PM. This match-up will feature baseball played between priests and principals/school administrators.  Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez and Dr. Tom Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, are among those set to play.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, will serve as the umpire for this very special pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll has been created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, who will be again taking the field this year.

 

The pre-game activities will also feature a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians brought to you by Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN).

 

To purchase your game tickets, visit fevo.me/CatholicSchoolsNight, and to receive a Sister Shirlee bobblehead with your ticket purchase, visit fevo.me/ShirleeBobblehead. Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group. MCU Park is located at 1904 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.