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Writing the Wave

It's a movie with a theme appropriate for the March for Life. Writer/Director/Producer Peter Mackenzie describes Doonby as a cross between The Twilight Zone and It's A Wonderful... view post
Posted: January 23, 2013 19:59     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we meet the Troupe Eclat choir of Saint Jerome Church, East Flatbush. The choir released its debut CD this past weekend. If you would like to see... view post
Posted: December 5, 2012 18:18     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

It's a story that has garnered a fair share of conspiracy theories. In the papal conclave held in August 1978, the Cardinals of the Catholic Church elected the man who was, at that... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 18:15     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we have much more on the controversial contraception mandate. As we've been reporting, the rule requires most religious organizations to cover... view post
Posted: February 14, 2012 19:40     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we hear some strongly worded statements from bishops across the U.S., to President Obama's announcement on Friday of what he called a compromise on a... view post
Posted: February 13, 2012 23:45     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Earlier this week, Hispanic and Latino Bishops in the U.S. released an open letter to immigrants in the country. In that letter, the bishops told the immigrants that "you are not... view post
Posted: December 14, 2011 17:42     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we visit Our Lady of Angels Catholic Charities food pantry in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The pantry has been forced to cut back its schedule of... view post
Posted: December 12, 2011 17:54     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Today, December 12, 2011, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Hispanic/Latino Bishops of the United States issued the following open letter to immigrants: Dear immigrant... view post
Posted: December 12, 2011 17:19     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

There are just four days left before some big changes at Mass – the new English translation of the Roman Missal. After using the current translation for more than 40 years, the... view post
Posted: November 22, 2011 19:49     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Three cars were set on fire and Nazi and KKK symbols were spray painted in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Midwood, Brooklyn, last week. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio issued the... view post
Posted: November 15, 2011 18:12     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we covered a memorial service on the tenth anniversary of the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Queens. The crash, which was ruled an accident,... view post
Posted: November 14, 2011 18:39     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Please visit our Reflection Room, open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A special “safe place” has been set aside for quiet reflection. You can honor the memory of your loved one... view post
Posted: November 2, 2011 17:08     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Posted: October 21, 2011 17:15     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we hear from Nina Valmonte, who directs Parish and Community Outreach Services for Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Valmonte was one of two... view post
Posted: October 19, 2011 16:37     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

On Wednesday's show, we talked extensively about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' release of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," a 30-page statement to help voters... view post
Posted: October 6, 2011 16:42     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On Thursday's show, we showed you how the Brooklyn-based charity CHIPS (Park Slope Christian Help) is coping after a devastating fire that started next door.  The CHIPS building was... view post
Posted: September 29, 2011 17:12     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

March for the Dignity of Immigrants Set for this Sunday Rev. Sen. Rubén Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx) is sponsoring a March for the Dignity of Immigrants this Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 12... view post
Posted: September 28, 2011 19:11     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

The New York State Catholic Conference sent out the following action alert: Speak Out Against the HHS Mandate In implementing the federal health care reform law, the U.S.... view post
Posted: September 27, 2011 17:27     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

You talk the talk but do you walk the walk? It is a tough question and if we answer honestly, we may not always be happy with what we learn. As Christians, though, we are required... view post
Posted: August 22, 2011 09:18     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

Who is this Jesus? It's a question that Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano asked, and answered, at the second catechesis session he hosted at World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. ... view post
Posted: August 19, 2011 00:13     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

As we reported on tonight's edition of Currents, Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano is one of eight U-S bishops leading English-language catechesis sessions at World Youth Day in... view post
Posted: August 18, 2011 22:42     Comments: 0

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Pope Benedict is granting indulgences for people taking part in World Youth Day. An indulgence is the remission of the temporal punishment incurred when a person sins. The Catechism of... view post
Posted: August 16, 2011 18:00     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

A Message to Catholic New Yorkers From the Bishops of New York State We bishops share with so many of you deep disappointment in the presumption of our state’s elected officials... view post
Posted: June 27, 2011 12:11     Comments: 3

Writing the Wave

Statement of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio regarding passage of same-sex marriage legislation Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most... view post
Posted: June 26, 2011 22:58     Comments: 10

Writing the Wave

June 24, 2011 Statement of the Bishops of New York State The passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage... view post
Posted: June 26, 2011 22:41     Comments: 6

Writing the Wave

If you've been outside and managed to not pass out, congratulations! It's a scorcher out there! It's so hot that the NYC Health Department has opened up cooling centers across the... view post
Posted: June 9, 2011 15:39     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Well, I told you I would post more information about the off-off-Broadway play I am in right now.  Here goes! The show is called "OSWALD: The Explosive Interrogation" by Dennis... view post
Posted: June 3, 2011 16:42     Comments: 1

I Witness

On June 6, 1944, Rocco Moretto was one of 160 thousand troops who landed along a stretch of French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. The invasion was as... view post
Posted: June 2, 2011 09:04     Comments: 2

Writing the Wave

For the first time, the Choir of the Pope's Diocese is coming to the United States. The choir performed at the beatification of Pope John Paul II and now people in the New York City... view post
Posted: June 1, 2011 08:51     Comments: 2

Writing the Wave

For the second time in less than a month, Missouri is the scene of devastation as a tornado rips through the town of Joplin – with the death toll having risen throughout the... view post
Posted: May 23, 2011 18:15     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Posted: May 19, 2011 18:42     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Today, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice released its highly anticipated report on sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the United States. The school examined the issue over a... view post
Posted: May 18, 2011 16:58     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

A group of Catholic college professors sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, ahead of his speech at Catholic University's spring commencement. The professors were critical of... view post
Posted: May 12, 2011 18:45     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

Last week, the New York Times ran an article about the large influx of Mexicans into the Catholic Church in the U.S. In both the headline and the article, the Times reported that the... view post
Posted: March 28, 2011 18:37     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Tonight, we speak with the executive director of Caritas Japan, Father Daisuke Narui. Caritas is in the early stages of their response; right now their gathering information and... view post
Posted: March 14, 2011 17:24     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

The Bloomberg Administration says it will have to close 105 senior centers in New York City if Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal becomes a reality. Among the centers slated to... view post
Posted: March 4, 2011 19:06     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Catholics in New York will converge on their state's capital, Albany on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the state's bishops on matters... view post
Posted: March 4, 2011 19:02     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

Money woes.  How many times have we heard those two words back-to-back over the past few years?  Worries about money are on the minds of Americans from coast to coast, even with the... view post
Posted: January 10, 2011 17:49     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

As a Catholic news program, Currents brings you, the viewer (and reader) everything about the Catholic Church. One of the most misunderstood things about the Church is its teaching on... view post
Posted: January 10, 2011 17:46     Comments: 0