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 ...
A two-day training for 50 future priests at Oscott College seminary near Birmingham was led by Austen Ivereigh, Jack Valero, Kathleen Griffin and Brenden Thompson on 16-17 June. The seminarians did mock local radio interviews on a variety of topics including the bishops’ position on the EU referendum, the likelihood of women deacons, and clerical sex abuse. They also did role-plays examining Amoris Laetitia and practised persuasive short talks on different topics.read more
A vigorous but always good-natured debate was hosted by Catholic Voices on 15 June at Westminster Cathedral Hall in central London on the issue of the EU Referendum. The speakers - politicians and experts — managed to move the mildly pro-Remain 15-strong audience in the direction of Brexit. Details at our blog here You can watch both the main speeches and the floor speeches elsewhere on this website and also here.read more
The River Seine had burst its banks when CV coordinator Kathleen Griffin last weekend led the 18-strong French CV group for its media training. The group, known as CathoVoice, is the 21st group to form since Catholic Voices started in the UK in 2010. Among the topics treated in as-live TV and radio interviews were paedophilia and the differences Pope Francis has made since he became Pope. Two of the leaders of CathoVoice, Amicie Pelissie du Rausas and Franziska Harter have...read more
The Dominican Republic has become the 22nd country to form a Catholic Voices group and receive training from the UK coordinators. Austen Ivereigh last weekend led a two-day formation in the capital of the Spanish-speaking island, Santo Domingo, for a 16-strong team led by Zaida Ariza. Among the topics treated in as-live TV and radio interviews was gay marriage and the place of the Church in Dominican public life. Dr Ivereigh was interviewed on leading TV programs — 'E...read more
CV in the media
Westminster Cathedral Hall - Catholic Voices EU Debate: (6) Summing up
Westminster Cathedral Hall - Catholic Voices EU Debate: (5) Q & A
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - Caroline Farrow on Priests and Marriage 27/05/2016
BBC Radio Leeds - Joe Ronan on the Bullivant Report on Christianity in the UK 25/05/2016
Talk Radio - Carolyne D'cruze on Amoris Laetitia 08/04/2016
SputnikNews - 'Choose for Your Tribes Wise': Brexit and the 5 Million Catholic Votes 16/06/2016
The Tablet - CV Debate examines whether Catholic values best served by remaining in the European Union 16/06/2016
La Vie - Joe Ronan on Catholicism in Britain [French] 10/06/2016
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A few months before Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the UK for his historic visit, the Catholic Voices project set out to ensure t...