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Massachusetts Priests Receive Telly Awards for Their Work on the CatholicTV« Network

9/8/2012 - 10:43 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (September 8, 2012) - The 33rd Annual Telly Awards has announced that two Massachusetts priests have received Telly Awards for their work on the CatholicTV« Network.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries.

The list of winning Massachusetts priests is as follows:

People's Telly: "We've Got to Talk - Speedboat", through the use of virtual sets, the show opens with the ever popular Father Dan O'Connell in places you would not usually find a priest talking about God, religion and spirituality.

Father Dan O'Connell is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, the city in which he was born and currently lives. He was educated at Catholic schools in Somerville and Cambridge, where the beauty of the Word of God was first introduced. Before heading to the seminary, he worked for a large insurance company which offered him new insights into the human story with its many highs and sometimes lows. God's voice was heard in the midst of it all and he applied to and was accepted to Saint John's Seminary College and School of Theology. He was ordained in 1983 and has served in parishes in Lowell, Quincy, West Newton and Cambridge. In 1989, he studied the art of homiletics at the Institute for Preaching at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Father Dan is currently pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in the West End/Beacon Hill section of Boston, as well as Associate Director of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life located in the Archdiocese's Pastoral Center. He teaches homiletics through the office of Permanent Diaconate of the Archdiocese.

In 1989, Father Dan shot the pilot episode of Catholic TV's award-winning show We've Got To Talk. It is currently the longest-running studio series in the history of the CatholicTV Network. From its earliest days, the show has sought to bring to light the important role that faith brings to the social, ethical and moral arena in with which we are all engaged. Father Dan is the recipient of the 1997 Proclaim Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Excellence in Catholic Television Broadcasting.

Throughout the years, the show has responded to the needs of the audience and has taken many different forms in it presentation and format. From live talk show to the intimate one-on-one interview We've Got To Talk has always had the heart of Jesus at its center. Today, through the use of green-screen technology, the show seeks to demonstrate the important fact that Christ is a part of all that we do and face. He is the Word made flesh that motivates us to live, love and assist in His mission to bring happiness and joy to all God's people.

Set Design; People's Telly: "The New and Eternal Word", Monsignor James P. Moroney introduces to us the Collect for Pentecost Sunday (from the new English translation of the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition).

In the original CatholicTV Network series The New and Eternal Word, Monsignor James P. Moroney explores how the Church celebrates the Holy Mass in our day. In particular, he examines how a new Missale Romanum and a new English translation of these prayers can draw us more deeply into the words and rites of the Mass.

Rev. Msgr. James P. Moroney, a priest of the Diocese of Worcester for the past twenty-nine years, is rector of Saint Paul Cathedral and serves as a member of the faculty of Saint John Seminary in Boston. He pursued graduate studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Liturgy Institute at Sant'Anselmo, and the Catholic University of America. A past chairman of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, Msgr. Moroney was Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy from 1996 to 2007.

Pope John Paul II appointed him as a consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Pope Benedict XVI reappointed him as a consultor to the Congregation, wherein he also serves as Executive Secretary to the Vox Clara Committee. Msgr. Moroney is a frequent lecturer on liturgical matters, having addressed more than 17,000 priests and deacons in recent years at the invitation of close to one hundred bishops.

The CatholicTV Network congratulates all recipients and participants of the 33rd annual Telly Awards.

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Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

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