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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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Reframe: A new programme for Parishes running this Lent

Reframe: A new programme for Parishes running this Lent

Reframe is a series of talks for parishes, named after the Catholic Voices method of ‘reframing’ which sees in the midst of controversy and criticism a unique opportunity to share the story of the Church. In order to do this well, we need to be willing to put in the intellectual legwork, we need to get briefed. The Lenten series of Reframe talks provides a perfect opportunity to learn the method of reframing through a talk given by a trained Catholic Voice. Each week, participants...

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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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ABC Radio Australia - Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis and Prince Charles 26/04/2017

Talk Radio - Ed Rennie on EU ruling enabling banning religious symbols in workplaces 15/03/2017


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