The last day of the traditional Roman Catholic RKK broacasting corporation
He says: This afternoon we will witness the last day of the traditional Roman-Catholic Broadcast corporation RKK, for which I have worked for many years as anchorman and tv interviewer. This afternoon there are recordings about the history of this special little broadcast corporation. That recordings are in Hilversum in the studio with a lot of old and present empoyees of this broacast corporation. The larger secular Roman-Catholic KRO and Protestant christian NCRV merged to one new broadcast corporation KRO-NCRV, and our priest moved to that new organisation with other colleages.
And old program of the traditional RKK when it still existed, for the program Catholic Netherlands
He worked for this Roman-Catholic broadcast corporation
Here at 6:30 a group of foreign pilgrims are pouring water for Jesus in effigy. Polish guys would never do it.
At 6:40 he is grabbing a fruit drink with raspberry-mint flavour.
I enjoy Fr. Roderick also...I chuckled that he was a little annoyed by the "noisy" American pilgrims!! I wasn't surprised that they were noisy...hopefully they will learn a little reverence for holy places while they are in Poland!
Dutch people can be loud and present too. Or very decent and low key. Amercians are known in Europe to be very loud and present. It depends in Europe to which social class, nationality and region or even city people belong, if you want to know how loud they are. Religious and Roman-Catholic Dutch pilgrims are different than the Dutch average. (Working class tend to be more loud than other social classes, some migrant groups can be loud too -depending on what nationality and culture they belong too-) This priest is a Northern Catholic, which means his parish is in a Catholic enclave in the Protestant and secular North. Ofcourse the Roman-Catholic south is secularised too, but still ingrained with a Roman-Catholic atmosphere, culture and roots.
Because this priest is so active, enthousiast and a community man his parish is quite large for the Dutch perspective. But like in the USA many Dutch Roman-Catholic communities have difficulties with finding or keeping a priest and aging of priests is a problem. This guy is young, active, has a sense of humor and is very motivated, spiritual and dedicated to his parish. He is appealing to both the young and the old, and anything inbetween them.