- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new ad campaign in Brooklyn and Queens is seeking to attract young people to the Catholic Church by suggesting that it’s hip to be prayerful.

CBS2 reports (https://cbsloc.al/1CFmhZK ) that the campaign by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn includes a picture of a church with a velvet rope and the slogan, “Everyone’s on the list.”

One ad reads, “It’s never just a selfie.” It shows an image of Jesus in the background of a picture of a woman taking a selfie.


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Another reads, “His line is always open,” with a smartphone perched atop a Bible.

Monsignor Kieran Harrington tells the TV station the ads are “relatable.”



An estimated 1.4 million Catholics live in Brooklyn and Queens but only 250,000 go to Mass every week.

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Information from: WCBS-TV, https://www.cbs2ny.com

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