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 ...
After one of the most contentious and talked-about synods in modern church history, what is the future for the Church’s pastoral strategy for marriage and family? Austen Ivereigh, who was present in Rome throughout the synod, reporting and analyzing for various outlets, gave a behind-the-scenes analysis of the...download file
What is it? Public speaking training aims to prepare speakers for parishes, university chaplaincies, sixth-forms, public debates and so on. Like Catholic Voices media training, this will be a highly practical course: an introduction to the central skills of public speaking, from structuring a talk to holding an audience to dealing with questions, all highly transferable skills! This programme is modelled on the training given to Catholic Voices speakers in London earl...read more
Malta has become the seventeenth country to join the Catholic Voices international team. The new group was launched earlier this month, with CV coordinators Jack Valero and Dan Hitchens travelling from London for the October 8-10 training. On Sunday, the Maltese CVs – a team of 14 including a lawyer, a graphic designer, and a number of students – met the Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna, who is renowned for his work on bringing child abusers to justice. He spoke of h...read more
The Pope flies today from Santiago de Cuba to Washington D.C. for his five-day U.S. visit. We have prepared a series of podcasts by Austen Ivereigh, who was in Chicago and Philadelphia in the last week of August, to prepare for the trip. Austen first talked to Fr Manuel Dorantes who will be assisting the Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, in the press conferences during the trip: interview He then spoke to the ‘Pope editor' of the Philadelphia Inq...read more
CV in the media
BBC News - Caroline Farrow on Gay Priest's Letter to the Pope
BBC News - Fiona Mansfield on Gay Priest's Letter to the Pope
BBC Radio 4 Today - Jack Valero on Journalists on trial in the Vatican 24/11/2015
Relevant Radio - Austen Ivereigh on the latest edition of 'How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice' 17/11/2015
EWTN Son-Rise - Austen Ivereigh on the Paris terror attacks 16/11/2015
EWTN Son-Rise - Catholic Voices USA trains volunteers for Papal meeting in Philadelphia 27/05/2015
The Irish Catholic - CV Greg Daly on the Irish marriage referendum 30/04/2015
Sydney Morning Herald - Several members of CV Australia quoted in article on Church attracting more trainee priests 03/05/2015
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Our Sunday Visitor
Since it was first released, How to defend the faith without raising your voice has given Catholics worldwide a new w...
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome)
A few months before Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the UK for his historic visit, the Catholic Voices project set out to ensure t...