As you may have noticed while visiting our website and Facebook page or reading information in our print editions, the Catholic Courier staff has been pretty busy creating a host of digital content.
Our focus on digital has increased quite a bit over the last handful of years. We started out by getting into videography, concentrating on Web-only photo content, creating a presence on social media, and offering electronic newsletters and digital replicas of the paper. About three years ago we started producing in-depth multimedia projects, and just last year we began ramping up our live streaming efforts. And we also recently added a weekly e-newsletter that focuses on entertainment and weekend activities around the diocese.
Some of our most recent digital endeavors include an in-depth multimedia project on diocesan seminarians, coverage of the National Catholic Youth Conference, multimedia resources for Advent and Lent, and video coverage of all three Hands of Christ ceremonies. Upcoming projects include an in-depth look at the ChristLife program and live streaming some Holy Week events.
We’ve created all of these digital products with you in mind, because we understand that people of all ages consume their news in a variety of ways. We hope our variety of offerings help you get the Catholic content you are looking for, wherever you are and in whatever format you need it.
I invite you to take a look at what we have to offer. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
1. Chemung County was not one of the eight counties that originally made up the Diocese of Rochester. Those eight founding counties are Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates and Tompkins. Schuyler, Steuben, Chemung and Tioga counties were added to the diocese in 1896.
2. Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid had the longest tenure in the Diocese of Rochester. He led the diocese from its founding in 1868 until his death in 1909.
3. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen had the shortest tenure in Rochester, serving for just three years from 1966-69.
4. False. Sacred Heart originally was a parish church but became the temporary cathedral for the diocese in 1937, when the former St. Patrick’s Cathedral was demolished. Sacred Heart became the official cathedral of the Diocese of Rochester in 1952.
5. The ceiling of Sacred Heart Cathedral’s eucharistic chapel depicts the positions of the stars on the night the Diocese of Rochester was founded on March 3, 1868.