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[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome] Among many speeches yesterday following Pope Francis’s address to the Humanum colloquium on complementarity, that of Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the standout, bringing the audience of 300 in … Continue reading

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The latest Catholic Voices group has been trained in Heiloo, near Amsterdam. CV Coordinator Jack Valero travelled from London to take part in the 5-9 November 2014 training course. The team of ten women and eight men includes anesthetists, lawyers, journalists, a microbiologist, a school...

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Catholic Voices is a project which began in the UK to improve the Church's representation in the media, above all in news programs and debates. It started in 2010 with the six-month training of 24 lay people and a priest in preparation for the UK visit of Pope Benedict XVI. Our appearances on over 100 ...

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The Family Synod: A Watershed Moment for the Church?

The Family Synod: A Watershed Moment for the Church?

A briefing by Dr AUSTEN IVEREIGH (Catholic Voices coordinator and author of a major new biography of Pope Francis to be published in the UK by Allen & Unwin in December) The Extraordinary Synod on the Family, to be held in Rome on 5-18 October, will be a key test for Pope Francis’s reforms: a means...

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Fifth National Speakers' Training, London, Sept-Dec 2014

Fifth National Speakers' Training, London, Sept-Dec 2014

Applications are now open for the Fifth National Speakers Training, which is taking place in London between September and December 2014. Catholic Voices, originally created for the 2010 papal visit to the UK, is now a major project present in more than a dozen countries worldwide. Its model, training ‘ordi...

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Campaign for Conjugal Marriage

Campaign for Conjugal Marriage

Since the prime minister’s shock announcement in September 2011 that his Government would legally redefine marriage to open it to same-sex couples, Catholic Voices has been one of the most prominent organisations present in the media putting the case for preserving conjugal marriage.   We have held Ac...

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BBC 1 Sunday Morning Live - Caroline Farrow on whether priests should reveal crimes reported in confession


Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Austen Ivereigh reporting from Rome on the Synod on the Family



BBC London - Brenden Thompson on the Pope's comments on creation and evolution 02/11/2014

BBC Radio 4 Sunday - Caroline Farrow speaks in anticipation of the Synod on the Family 05/10/2014

BBC World Service - Caroline Farrow on the references to homosexuals in the Synod interim report 14/10/2014


English Dominicans - Catholic Voices Training Day 04/06/2014

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