The Office of Communications is the conduit by which Bishop Robert Brennan and other officials of the Diocese of Brooklyn convey information, statements, pastoral letters, and related material to the public through print and electronic media. It also provides advice and counsel to parishes and schools on news-related issues that may pertain to them.
On the diocesan level, the office provides communications support to the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Religious Retirement Fund and the Catholic Communication Campaign collection; serves on the boards of The Tablet, the diocesan newspaper and the Office of Pastoral Communications, which operates the cable television channel NET; assists in maintaining the diocesan Web site; and sponsors the annual World Communications Day luncheon.
Established in 1969, the office was one of the first of its kind among U.S. Dioceses. It is a member of the Tri-State Catholic Committee on Radio and Television (TRISCCORT) and Unda-USA, the association of broadcasters.
William Maier, Secretariat for Communications
856 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 499-9705
- The Vatican: www.vatican.va
- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org
- The New York State Catholic Conference: www.nyscatholic.org