Ed Wilkinson, the editor emeritus of The Tablet, is officially retiring on Sept. 21 — a date that has a special significance to him. It was on that date in 1970 that he started his career as a young, fresh-faced news reporter.
Even though some would claim the Church has not always been progressive when it comes to women’s rights, a look back at clippings from The Tablet would suggest something different.
When Father Jorge Ortiz died March 27, it wasn’t the first time that death visited the Diocese of Brooklyn during a pandemic. A perusal of the headlines from the 1918 editions of The Tablet reveals that the Spanish Flu of that year hit the church here in unexpected and dramatic ways.
When The Tablet Jr. makes its debut in two weeks, students from our Catholic schools and academies will have a new platform to share their experiences and hopes with their classmates and their peers in Brooklyn and Queens. We at The Tablet want to read your stories in your voices.
I grew up in the Diocese of Brooklyn, and so I know that everyone knows The Tablet! It was used as a supplemental resource when I was a student. It was also a big part of my parish and Catholic tradition.
The Tablet newspaper has been a part of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s lifeline since 1908. More than 110 years later, the diocesan newspaper will launch its first-ever monthly four-page pullout for young students in kindergarten through eighth grade called “The Tablet Jr.”
A family luncheon and parish Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, East Flatbush, to honor former Tablet artist John McAlinden as he turned 90 years of age.
The Tablet sales team received a recognition from the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare during a luncheon at the center on Oct. 18.
The Tablet, Nuestra Voz, and DeSales Media Group were big winners at the annual Catholic Press Awards Banquet, the culmination of the 2018 Catholic Media Conference held June 12-15 in Green Bay, Wisc.
“I’m just a loyal member of the church who is trying hard to tell the story of Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens.”
The Tablet Editor Ed Wilkinson described himself in those words after receiving the St. Francis de Sales Distinguished Communicator Award at the 27th annual diocesan celebration of the World Communications Day, May 9.