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Speaking Out - 'Catholic Voices'

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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. The project has grown in many ways in the UK and has spread quickly around the world, training speakers Pope Benedict XVI's call for Catholics in the UK to make their voices heard in the public square. 

At the heart of the CV project is an approach and a method which allow Catholics to understand why the criticism of the Church can be intense, and how to identify with the (usually distorted Christian) values behind that criticism. The method, which we call 'reframing', is designed to avoid the defensiveness and self-defeating responses which many  Catholics instinctively deploy in the face of hostility; and it lies behind our books and materials. The latest, published in the US, is Austen Ivereigh's How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor).

We are often asked to give workshops and trainings, as well as media consultancy work.

Catholic Voices does not represent the bishops' conference of England and Wales in the media (contact the CCN) but has its blessing.

If you would like to be involved, or support CV in any way, please contact the coordinators by writing to them at info@catholicvoices.org.uk

 

Applications for Catholic Voices Public Speakers’ Training Programme are now open!  - see next page

 

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For further information see CV website:

http://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/