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The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has described his deep shock at the UK government reneging on its commitment to Parliament last year to take in 3,000 vulnerable children fleeing war zones, many of whom are disabled. In a … Continue reading

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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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New public speakers get ready for 2017 talks

New public speakers get ready for 2017 talks

Twenty new Catholic Voices speakers who completed their CV Public Speaking Programme (PSP) training in London at the end of 2016 are now preparing to give presentations in parishes in Lent and Advent this year.   The sixth national speakers’ training since the project began in 2010, this was the first to focus exclusively on public speaking rather than training for media interviews.  Trainees took part in an intensive course over the space of a month, with on...

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CV Italy gives training to Archdiocese of Milan

CV Italy gives training to Archdiocese of Milan

Martina Pastorelli, who leads Catholic Voices Italia, spent two days recently teaching the CV methods and approach to the heads of communications offices of the various dioceses of Lombardy. The course on 16-17 June took place at the Seveso pastoral centre and was organised by Fr Davide Milani, who is in charge of communications for the Archdiocese of Milan. Details (in Italian) on the CV Italia website here.

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Future UK priests learn reframing from CV

Future UK priests learn reframing from CV

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.

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CV UK holds EU Referendum debate

CV UK holds EU Referendum debate

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 150-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. 

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Premier Radio - John Coverdale on the feast of the Immaculate Conception 08/12/2016

BBC Radio Ulster - Jack Valero on Priestly Celibacy 02/12/2016

BBC Merseyside - Laura Thompson on Forgiving Abortion 27/11/2016


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How to defend the faith without raising your voice

Austen Ivereigh

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Since it was first released, How to defend the faith without raising your voice has given Catholics worldwide a new w...

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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...

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