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[Joe Ronan] Mass on Sunday is four times more popular than Premier League football and two and a half times more people attend a Catholic church during the year than theatres.* These are some of the unreported findings of 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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Catholic EU Referendum Debate

Catholic EU Referendum Debate

A vital public debate on the eve of the historic referendum that will be one of the defining moments of 21st century history, to consider whether Catholic values and interests are best upheld by the UK remaining a member of the EU. The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in their statement on the historic EU referendum on 23 June have called for Catholics to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, inform themselves of the arguments of both sides, and to exercise their vote with a view to ...

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Apply Now: 6th National Public Speakers' Training London, Oct 2016

Apply Now: 6th National Public Speakers' Training London, Oct 2016

Catholic Voices, originally created for the 2010 papal visit to the UK, is now a major project present in 20 countries worldwide. Its model, training ‘ordinary’ Catholics to tell the Church’s story, has created a whole new generation of confident media and public speakers. It has also transformed the way Catholics are perceived in the media, winning the backing of bishops and broadcasters alike. Fired by the UK example, the project has spread abroad, with CV groups trained b...

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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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Al Jazeera News - Jack Valero on president elect Dutarte of the Philippines and his offensive comments about the Catholic Church


BBC The Big Questions - Caroline Farrow on "Should the Vatican give more power to women?"



BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - Caroline Farrow on Priests and Marriage 27/05/2016

BBC Radio Leeds - Joe Ronan on the Bullivant Report on Christianity in the UK 25/05/2016

Talk Radio - Carolyne D'cruze on Amoris Laetitia 08/04/2016


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