It’s hard to be the one to take action. In most situations we want others to do the hard work, to forge new ground. It’s easier to follow and to be comfortable knowing that someone has gone the path before. Doing something new takes courage. It can be risky to try something that no one else has tried.
Soon we will unveil something very different in the Archdiocese of New York. We are ‘leaning into’ the digital communications world, and we will rely on individuals to share our stories virtually. We will be launching a new digital newsroom that is exciting and uplifting.
We are introducing this new entity to support evangelization and to allow stories about the Catholic Faith to travel farther. Social media has made it possible for people to amplify the messages of the Church to their own communities and networks of connections. Information travels more quickly now and at greater scale than before.
We have created an infrastructure that will ensure the ability to quickly share videos, photos and articles about the good works of our Faith.
We are also planning for increased coverage of all the diverse audiences of the Archdiocese of New York. This is important to me and to all of us. It’s critical for all of us to be included because God asks all of us to take actions and steps to support the Church.
We all have a responsibility to spread good news, to be positive when we can even if we are uncertain. I thank you for your good will and prayers for the future of the Church. Stay tuned for messages about the new newsroom.