John Allen offers his two cents: In Dolan, the bishops have turned to their most gifted natural communicator, a leader with a demonstrated capacity to project a positive image for Catholicism in the public square. Rather than electing a behind-the-scenes […]
That’s the provocative opener to a terrific essay by my Assistant News Director, Shu-Fy Pongnon, who riffs on the subject at Patheos: “What if I told you Jesus was a Black man?” How I came to ask Marie this entirely […]
This news caused a stir last week, and I’m pleased to report that my show “Currents” (on Brooklyn’s Catholic cable channel NET) got the first broadcast interview with Archbishop Donald Wuerl, discussing his appointment to the committee helping to bring […]
August 11 is the feast of a familiar saint, Clare of Assisi. I know her well. We have a beautiful engraving of St. Clare hanging in the small chapel of the NET, where I work, and visitors are often surprised […]
The Academy Award-winning star popped up on “Currents” last week to talk about his new movie, and its undercurrent of faith.
The Bishop of Tucson, Gerald Kicanas, presides over a diocese that runs along the border with Mexico . He’s been vocal about immigration reform, and he gave an interview to “Currents” last week, just before the controversial new Arizona law […]
During my recent visit to Cincinnati, I spent a pleasant hour sipping coffee at “The Catholic Cafe,” the radio show hosted by Deacon Jeff Drzycimski. The program we taped is now online for those who’d like to hear Your Humble […]
If you saw this memorable video of Mary Anne Marks (Harvard ’10), you couldn’t fail to be impressed. Not only did she give that speech in Latin (it’s actually an annual custom at Harvard), but she is also joining the […]
Recently, Elizabeth “The Anchoress” Scalia posted about attending a Catholic writer’s conference. Some of her (always interesting!) impressions can be found right here. But if you want to see more — and hear from The A herself! — check out […]
Incredibly, it was one year ago tonight that we launched the world’s first — and so far, only — 30-minute daily Catholic news show. Today marks the one-year anniversary of “Currents,” the nightly news magazine on the NET, the cable […]
Legendary blogger and “Currents” contributor Rocco Palmo is used to covering the news. But now he’s actually making some. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Rocco Palmo’s life has been infused with four major blessings — his large Italian family, […]
That’s what my assistant news director asked me when she saw me pull out a camera in the office so that I could have my picture taken with John Michael Talbot. She asked the question with the same arched eyebrow […]
The good folks at the National Catholic Register have done a story about my station NET: When the Brooklyn, N.Y., Diocese decided to launch a new faith-based cable TV channel to replace their Prayer Channel, they had no trouble with […]
I just love this story: a poignant and heartfelt look at one new Catholic’s journey to baptism at the Easter Vigil. Take a look. And welcome, Javier.
Last night on “Currents,” Fr. Thomas Brundage, who oversaw the case involving Fr. Lawrence Murphy, set out his own account of what happened. You can watch it here. I only wish we’d had more time to go into more depth […]
This just in, from the Brooklyn Desk …where the news release below just fluttered in over the transom. Some of you have undoubtedly seen Rocco here or here. Well, now you’ll be able to see, and hear, more of him. […]
And who knows better about whispers than Rocco Palmo? He stopped by the offices of “Currents” recently and was interviewed for a segment that we call “I WITNESS.” Among other things, he talked about why he does what he does. […]
Here in New York, we’re embarking on an ambitious pro-life Lenten campaign, “40 Days for Life,” spearheaded by the innovative group Expectant Mother Care. Not long ago, the group paid a visit to “Abortion Row,” in Queens, where you can […]
The popular but rarely-seen Rocco “Whispers in the Loggia” Palmo made an appearance recently on “Currents,” chatting with contributor and “Catholic Guy” Lino Rulli at a nearby pub. Over a couple brewskies, the two media mavens chatted about a wide […]
While football fans with spend Sunday absorbed in the Biggest Game of the Year (if they aren’t still digging out from that massive storm), fans of faith will be keeping an eye on a different kind of sports program: It’s […]
The inimitable Lino Rulli interviewed Fr. James Martin recently for “Currents.” The conversation touched on everything from the priesthood to Jesuits to writing — and, in an odd way, resembled a scene from “Citizen Kane.” Curious? Check out the links […]
Minor-league star-turned-future-seminarian Grant Desme should know. We were able to get a quick phone interview with him the other day. He’s sort of quiet, probably a little shy, but he has some reflections on his vocation — and peoples’ reaction […]
Those powerful words come from the director of the Haitian apostolate in my diocese, Fr. Donelson Thevenin. His interview on “Currents” last night was both potent and poignant. (I just got back from DC and a meeting with the Communications […]
That would be the story of Christ and his church. And it’s the story we’re trying to tell at New Evangelization Television (NET). Yesterday, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we marked our one-year anniversary of “putting out […]
They are the jolly, jubilant, joyful Daughters of St. Paul, who have made music and the media their ministry. They’ve been doing concert appearances around the country for years, and have released some wonderful CDs, too. They passed through New […]
My gang at “Currents” got to chat with the legendary Rocco “Whispers in the Loggia” Palmo on Monday, to hear his take on the bishop’s confab that was then just starting in Baltimore. You can see and hear what he […]
Many of us have read and enjoyed and passed on to others Fr. James Martin’s wonderful memoir “My Life with the Saints.” We interviewed him for “Currents” last week, and got a glimpse at the writer behind the book. Take […]
That’s what noted author and theologian Dr. Pia De Solenni had to say yesterday, discussing the role of women in the Church on my show “Currents.” She has a lot more to say about women’s ordination and the importance of […]
We were lucky to have Tom Peterson stop by our studios last week for a sit-down. He’s the mastermind behind the powerful (and incredibly effective) “Catholics Come Home” ads that have brought an estimated 100,000 Catholics back to the Church. […]
If you still haven’t seen those stunning pictures of Jesus taken by fashion photographer Michael Belk, here’s a preview, from the interview with him that we did on “Currents” earlier this week.
Speaking of vocations… A producer for “Currents” recently visited the last high school prep seminary in America: Cathedral Prep, in the Diocese of Brooklyn. For a brief glimpse inside, take a look.
We’re in the middle of rolling out a new ad campaign for “Currents,” the daily Catholic news magazine show that I produce. Above is one of the “bus tails” that’s popping up around the city, featuring our on-air team of […]
As promised yesterday, here’s the link to the story showing the Little Sisters of the Poor taking their first profession. It’s also available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
The good people over at Busted Halo have just put up their weekly podcast, which features a cameo appearance by Matt McClure, co-anchor of “Currents,” the daily Catholic news show I produce for The NET. And if you want to […]
… from Brooklyn author and journalist (and FOB) David Gibson, on last night’s edition of “Currents.” Take a look.
Lino Rulli catches up with Ed Wilkinson, the editor of our diocesan newspaper, the Tablet. Watch the scoop here.
Some of you may remember earlier pictures I posted of the construction of our new studios for New Evangelization Television (NET), the cable channel for the Diocese of Brooklyn, where I work as Director of News. I’m pleased to announce […]