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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 will have the chance to consider and discuss a topic chosen by their parish and together hone the civil communication skills we need to dialogue with secular society.
When Catholic Voices was set up in 2010 for the Papal visit, we trained a number of young, articulate, professional Catholics to appear in the media. The success of Catholic Voices during the visit highlighted the need to provide tools to help Catholics confidently and compassionately share the story of the Church. Of course, most Catholics will not be called upon to appear on TV or radio, but more likely need to respond to questions in the pub, at work or with family and friends.
This is your chance to learn the skills to answer those questions with compassion and understanding.
Where and when is Reframe taking place this Lent?
Our Lady of Walsingham, St Anne’s Church, Custom House, E16 3DR (Tuesdays @ 7.30pm):
14th March: Defending the Unborn
21st March: Mercy and the Migrant Crisis
28th March: A Church Fit for Mission: Pope Francis’ Reforms
4th April: Being a Catholic Voice in 21st Century Britain
Camberley and Bagshot, Surrey, GU15 3EY (Thursdays @ 8pm):
16th March: Is the Church anti-science?
23rd March: What’s wrong with assisted suicide?
30th March: A Church Fit for Mission: Pope Francis’ Reforms
6th April: Being a Catholic Voice in 21st Century Britain
St Mary’s, Hampstead, NW3 6QU (Saturdays @ 5pm):
18th March: Catholics, Money and the Market
25th March: A Church Fit for Mission: Pope Francis’ Reforms
1st April: Being a Catholic Voice in 21st Century Britain
St Luke’s, Pinner, HA5 3EX (Sundays @ 4pm):
19th March: Mercy and the Migrant Crisis
26th March: A Catholic Vision for the Family
2nd April: Being a Catholic Voice in 21st Century Britain
Holy Apostles, Pimlico, SW1V 4RR (Mondays @ 7.15pm):
20th March: Love & Sex- a Catholic Perspective
27th March: Being a Catholic Voice in 21st Century Britain
For more information about Reframe please email email@example.com.