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 ...
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.read more
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 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.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
CV in the media
BBC News - Caroline Farrow on the killing of Fr Jaques Hamel by ISIS and the security of clergy
Westminster Cathedral Hall - Catholic Voices EU Debate: (6) Summing up
BBC West Midlands - Caroline Farrow on the murder of Fr Jaques Hamel and the security of churches 27/07/2016
BBC Radio 4 Today - Austen Ivereigh and Fr Christopher Jamison discuss security in churches following killing of Fr Hamel in France 27/07/2016
BBC Radio 5 Live - Amicie Pelissie from CV France on the attack on Fr Jacques Hamel 27/07/2016
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
What they say about CV
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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...