June 27, 2014

Bishop Coyne is featured in new videos about Catholicism’s “Top 10” list

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne is shown in a screen shot from the “10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith.”

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne is shown in a screen shot from the “10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith.”

By Brandon A. Evans

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, vicar general, is featured in a new set of videos that focuses on “10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith.”

Created in the archdiocese, the list was released as a Year of Faith resource in 2013 to help Catholics learn more about their faith and share it with others.

Bishop Coyne said the videos “come across as inviting and friendly rather than dogmatic or apologetic.” He also noted that the videos are based on the contributions of lay people in the archdiocese, not by him.

(Watch the videos here)

The original “10 Things” list “was compiled from the various parishes who met and prayed during part of the archdiocesan program for the Year of Faith,” said Bishop Coyne.

Each parish compiled a list of what they wanted others to know about their Catholic faith. All the lists were edited to compile a final 10, which can be found at www.archindy.org/yearoffaith.

The list has been shared through the archdiocesan website and with parish leaders in the archdiocese and beyond it.

“I was talking with some friends from CatholicTV in Boston…about our ‘Top Ten’ list, and they asked if I would be interested in doing a series of two-minute vignettes,” Bishop Coyne said.

The form was intended to be similar to a series of CatholicTV’s liturgical “Blinks” to which Bishop Coyne also contributed. One of those videos won a 2014 bronze Telly Award in the religious short category.

Each of the new short videos was filmed with Bishop Coyne at the CatholicTV studio in Watertown, Mass.

“The primary audience is intended to be people who do not share our Catholic faith,” Bishop Coyne said, “but I have had good responses to the videos from both active and inactive Catholics. A lot of people are passing the videos on to a whole bunch of folks from very diverse situations and cultures.”
 

(To watch all the videos, log on to www.archindy.org/yearoffaith/videos. Learn more about CatholicTV by logging on to http://catholictv.com.)

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