Reaching Out to Millennial Generation

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Reflecting on World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil and the prospects for the New Evangelization, during the last week I have given a great deal of thought to what World Youth Day can mean to the future of our Church, and, in particular, to our Diocese here […]

Newly Ordained Have Varied Backgrounds

WASHINGTON (CNS) – After he ordained six new priests for the Archdiocese of Washington June 15, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl encouraged them to take up the call of the new evangelization and help transform the world. “This is the age of the new evangelization,” the cardinal said during an ordination Mass at the Basilica […]

Pastors Are Not Interchangeable Parts In the New Evangelization

by George Weigel A few weeks ago, I came upon the odd fact that, before and during World War II, the Royal Navy (RN) built battleships with 14-inch main battery guns, whereas Britain’s principal naval rivals, Germany and Japan, were building ships with 15- and 18-inch main batteries; moreover, the RN’s chief ally, the United […]

Social Media Is the Message

Church Learning Language of Apps, Tweets, Instagram and Websites     It was a multimedia festival, with cameras rolling, notebooks being filled and tweets being sent out, as the diocese marked its 22nd annual celebration of World Communications Day May 17 at Studio Square, Astoria. More than 175 priests, parish representatives and diocesan employees involved […]

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

New Basilica Is a Blessing to Diocese

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we begin Advent and start to celebrate in earnest the Year of Faith, we recognize two of the special intentions that are of particular importance during this year: prayers for the New Evangelization and prayers for vocations, especially for those to the priesthood and religious life. […]

The Year of Faith

Oct. 11 is a day worth noting on your calendar. Not only is it the first day of the “Year of Faith” announced exactly one year prior to that date by Pope Benedict XVI; it also marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) and the 20th anniversary of […]

Be Part of the New Evangelization

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, On Sept. 16, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, an annual event which reminds us of the responsibility of the Church to teach and hand on the faith. This year’s theme is “Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelization.” As I have […]

Coming to a Pulpit Near You…

For the past two months, Father Frank Mann has been moving around the diocese, speaking about The Tablet, trying to bolster our circulation and help pastors save money. He has been to six different parishes in Brooklyn and Queens to urge people to sign up for individual subscriptions to The Tablet rather than have their […]