Cardinal praises Catholic Voices 'Reframe' programme for parishes
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 which more than 1,000 people in total heard dozens of talks given by CV speakers in parishes last Lent.
One of those parishes was Camberley and Bagshot in Arundel & Brighton. Its parish priest, Fr Andrew Moss, praised the quality of the speakers, the preparation and publicity that ensured a high turnout, and the way the talks brought together and uplifted the parish communities. Reframe was “really wonderful”, he said.
Jordan Kelly, Director of Evangelisation at Our Lady of Walsingham, Custom House, in Brentwood Diocese, said the five talks were “amazing” and the “quality was outstanding”. He said parishioners were struck by the authenticity of the speakers, and said it was “humbling” to witness such “passion for Jesus”.
The Reframe program is currently available in principle in the dioceses of south-east England, but there are plans to extend it over time elsewhere.
For more information, contact Brenden Thompson, Reframe coordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org