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 ...
Since 2010 Catholic Voices has put hundreds of Catholics on air and spread to 24 countries around the world. Inspired by the idea and success of TED Talks – one of which was given by Pope Francis recently to great effect, we have now officially launched, with the blessing and encouragement of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, our Public Speakers’ Programme (PSP) and ‘Reframe’ Parish programme. Last year we successfully piloted our Public Speakers’ P...read more
There is a “positive frisson around Catholic Voices” which is helping ordinary Catholics to find their voice and present faith as a gift, according to the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The cardinal was speaking on Wednesday night at the launch of CV’s ‘Reframe’ programme for parishes, which offers speakers for cycles of talks on a wide range of topic issues. The launch follows a successful pilot of the programme, in whic...read more
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...read more
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...read more
CV in the media
BBC1 The Big Questions - Catholic Voices: Sarah de Nordwall on the real meaning of Easter
Sky News - Marie Fahy on divorced and remarried Catholic headteacher
BBC Three Counties - Brenden Thompson on Free Schools 21/06/2017
Premier Christian Radio - Austen Ivereigh on Meeting between Pope Francis and Trump 24/05/2017
BBC Radio Ulster Drivetime - Brenden Thompson on Pope Francis TED Talk 27/04/2017
Premier - CV Peter D Williams comments on apology re 'forced adoptions' 03/11/2016
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
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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...