Travels from: The Netherlands (Often living in the United States)
Father Roderick's foray into new media communications began while podcasting from St. Peter's Basilica during the death of our beloved John Paul II and the subsequent conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI. His unique audio recordings and the access granted by his collar provided a special connection to the events that the global press could not provide.
Fr. Roderick founded the Star Quest Production Network with the mission of presenting the best in Catholic podcasting. He hosts and produces several audio, video and live streaming podcasts including The Daily Breakfast, The Catholic Insider, Healthy Catholic, Catholic Minute, Beyond the Movies, Santa Cucína, The Secrets of Star Wars, The Secrets of Harry Potter, The Secrets of Narnia, The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings and The Secrets of the Pirates of the Caribbean. More than 100,000 SQPN shows are downloaded every month by Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
In 2005, Fr. Roderick helped Vatican Radio 105 Live establish their podcasts. In 2005 and 2006, SQPN won four Podcast Awards in Ontario, California, including Best General Podcast, Best Religious Podcast and Best Soundseeing Podcast. In 2007, SQPN won three more Podcast Awards after receiving a whopping eight nominations in religious and secular categories.
Fr. Roderick is regularly sought by the international press and cable news and entertainment shows for his opinions on popular topics. Last year, Fr. Roderick played himself on the Dutch reality show, That'll Teach Them, and his podcast recently appeared in the humorous and popular "Klooster" TV commercial for Appoint Professionals. He is currently working on the Wat Nu project for Dutch television.
In addition to all his podcasting activities, Fr. Roderick maintains pastoral duties at four parishes in his hometown, Amersfoort, in the Diocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is fluent in several languages: Dutch, French, English, Italian, German and Latin. Father Roderick was also named one of seven leaders in Catholic New Media by Steubenville University in 2007.
In addition to all his podcasting activities, Fr. Roderick is fluent in Dutch, French, English, Italian, and German and maintains pastoral duties at seven parishes in his hometown, Amersfoort, in the Diocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands.