Skip to comments.'Catholic Voices' Reaches America Just in Time for a Full-Blown First Amendment Battle
Posted on 05/26/2012 1:09:45 AM PDT by neverdem
Launched in Britain, apologetics-training program seeks to give Catholics the skills to spread the faith while disarming opponents.
Enter Austen Ivereigh, a British Catholic journalist, community organizer and onetime spokesman for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the now-retired archbishop of Westminster. Troubled by the British bishops’ struggle to counter partisan attacks on Church policy dealing with AIDS and condoms, same-sex “marriage” and abortion, Ivereigh developed a plan to help ordinary believers defend countercultural truths in media interviews.
With the backing of Church leaders, he established the Catholic Voices training program. His immediate goal was to reset his countrymen’s negative view of the Catholic Church, just in time for Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 visit to Great Britain. By the time the Pope headed back to Rome, the Catholic Voices team had participated in more than 100 media interviews, helping to make the trip an unexpected success.
Now, Catholic Voices has “crossed the pond,” holding its first training program on U.S. soil, in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.
Ivereigh is also rolling out the U.S. edition of his training manual that explains his recipe for Catholic apologetics in our 24/7 news cycle.
Published by Our Sunday Visitor, How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice includes chapters on debate strategy for tough social issues and savvy tactics for responding to hostile interviews by “reframing” the issue to shed...
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Providence has six nominal Catholics on our Supreme Court. Kennedy is a libertarian. They usually frown on mandates. Sotomayor's liberal history makes her problematic. I'd much rather prefer a 6 - 3 decision rejecting this abomination, Obamanation, whatever, if it gets there. If all of Obamacare is rejected, it may be a moot question, IMHO.
i would love to attend this
My hope is, with her questioning, her Catholic background, and perhaps the tutelage of Jusice Thomas, she swings the decision to 6 -3. It is a gut feel at this point, I hope I am right.
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I had one person really get upset with me about it. Happens to be a next door neighbor so the 'confrontation' was face to face. It was a very interesting 'discussion' until I asked them two questions...
Are you Catholic? Yes
Please explain to me why I should pay for your sinful indiscretions? Why should any Christian, not just the Church, be forced to pay for an insurance that enables sin?
The silence was deafening.
You see, I did not mince words, I simply stated it for the Truth that it is. The government is forcing all Christians to sin and live in sin, in order to receive healthcare.
The "Catholic" neighbor walked away...how shall I say it? Rebuked.
“Why should any Christian, not just the Church, be forced to pay for an insurance that enables sin?”
And to add insult to injury, while there is a co-pay for life-saving drugs, including diabetes and chemothereapy, the HHS mandates a no co-pay for contraceptives. Why does HHS feel that one drug should be free, but not another drug, including a treatment for diabetes or cancer?
fyi, Cardinal Wurl was on Fox New Sunday free tv today, which is good, because more Americans had the opportunity to hear the truth.
With the backing of Church leaders, he established the Catholic Voices training program. His immediate goal was to reset his countrymens negative view of the Catholic Church, just in time for Pope Benedict XVIs 2010 visit to Great Britain. By the time the Pope headed back to Rome, the Catholic Voices team had participated in more than 100 media interviews, helping to make the trip an unexpected success.