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New YouTube Series Has Answers

By Katie Camario

New YouTube Series Has Answers

The Diocese of St. Petersburg Communications Office launched a fresh new video series on their YouTube channel called Why do Catholics, February 22nd.

The series aims to inform Catholics and non-Catholics on the why, behind various Catholic traditions and teachings.

“There is a lot of misinformation about the Catholic faith and we feel that the more people learn about the Catholic faith, the more they will love the faith and appreciate the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic faith,” said Teresa Peterson, Executive Director of Communications for the diocese.

The 10-part series is hosted by Spirit FM 90.5 on air personality Olivia, who will dive into topics like, the use of ashes during Lent, praying the rosary and why Catholics wear a crucifix.

“I’m excited to be asked to host such a powerful tool of evangelization," she said. “This project was fun to be a part of, I was reminded why the Catholic faith is such a beautiful gift.”

Olivia says the videos are quick and witty and can speak to people no matter where they are on their faith journey.

“I think that reaching especially the younger generation in the medium that they want and find relevant is important,” she said.

The series was made possible thanks to the efforts of communications intern Geovanny Hills, a student from Saint Leo University.

“He brought so much creativity and talent to our small Communications team,” said Peterson.

Individual donations to the Catholic Ministry Appeal make the Office of Communications possible in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, serving thousands each year.

New episodes of Why do Catholics will be posted to YouTube each week. Check it out by visiting/subscribing to


First Episode: Why do Catholics put Ashes on their Foreheads?