I ran across a very interesting video the other day. It is a message by Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tenn. He addresses the youth of the diocese and offers tips for what to do during their summer vacation.
Bishop’s summer message
June 26, 2009
I really liked it. He was warm, personable and very encouraging, and I believe he will engage the young people of his diocese and draw them closer to God and their Catholic faith.
Rather than try to summarize his remarks, I will simply recommend that people watch it. Here’s the web address: http://www.dioceseofknoxville.org. Once you get on the home page of the Diocese of Knoxville, the link to Bishop Stika’s message is on the right-hand side of the page.
Generally, I like it when bishops and archbishops make videos. I think it can be a great tool to reach Catholics in a diocese and a great way to help people get to know their bishop.
Archbishop John Nienstedt has done that in this archdiocese and I have really enjoyed watching the videos he has made. In fact, I hope he does more. He is an excellent speaker and homilist and I think he comes across very well in a video. I’d be very curious to hear what his reaction to Bishop Stika’s video would be.
Perhaps, I can persuade Archbishop Nienstedt to produce a fishing video someday, and then I can help him with the task.