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[Brenden Thompson] It’s great timing. The Pope’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (‘The Joy of Love’) comes out just as I am preparing to get married. In the midst of all the practical decisions before the great date in August, this document is … Continue reading

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New coordinator joins Catholic Voices team

New coordinator joins Catholic Voices team

Catholic Voices has a new coordinator. Brenden Thompson – who has studied theology at Oxford University and at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and works as a Pastoral Assistant at a busy London parish – joins the coordinating team with particular responsibility for Catholic Voices’s public speaking programme. Brenden says: “I have always admired the vision of Catholic Voices. When I first attended their briefings and then applied to become a CV, I was ...

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CV Peru receives first training

CV Peru receives first training

Pope Francis’s exhortation on married love and controversies over the Church’s involvement in Peru’s presidential elections were the interview topics in last weekend’s inaugural training for the recently formed Catholic Voices Peru. Dr Austen Ivereigh led the training for the 17-strong group, assisted by CV Peru’s coordinator, Rodrigo Chávarri. The “as-live” interviews were carried out by two local journalists, one of whom is a report...

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Czech Catholic Voices begins - with a little help from CV Poland

Czech Catholic Voices begins - with a little help from CV Poland

A new Catholic Voices group is being formed in Prague, Czech Republic. A group of local coordinators led by Gustavo Monge, a Spanish correspondent for the EFE Agency in Prague, have selected a team of seven speakers for the CV Cechy a Morava. With the assistance of Bogna J. Gladden-Obidzinska from the Polish CV group, they organised a training workshop that took place during the last weekend of February 2016. Building both on similarities as well as differences between the two societies&r...

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CV Italia joins Vatican conference with Pope Francis

CV Italia joins Vatican conference with Pope Francis

Martina Pastorelli, director of Catholic Voices Italia, was invited last week to moderate a panel at a key Vatican symposium  celebrating 10 years since Pope Benedict’s landmark encyclical Caritas in Veritate.    The 25-26 February event, organized by the Vatican’s charity council, Cor Unum, was part of the programme of events celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy. Its aim was to help apply the insights of the Encyclical for today’s world, especially to the...

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