What We Do

Catholic Voices Canada makes the CV training available to all Catholics who are interested in being able to bring “light, not heat” to conversations on hot-button issues with family, friends and professional colleagues.

It will help participants to apply the “CV method” to develop answers to the challenging questions that Catholics are posed on the same topics that the Voices are trained for.

Our current focus is to give presentations on the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Catholic Voices
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “What is or who are Catholic Voices?”
  2. The Catholic Voices Method
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why is the Catholic Voices approach becoming recognized as the go-to method of Church communications?”
  3. Assisted Suicide
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why does the Catholic Church oppose allowing people to choose the time of their own death?”
  4. The Church and Political Life
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why does the Church interfere in politics? Shouldn’t it just keep to religion?”
  5. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Where does the Church stand on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity?”
  6. Equality and Religious Freedom
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why should the Church be allowed to discriminate against gay people when the law forbids it?”
  7. Clerical Sexual Abuse
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why has it taken so long for the Church to take clerical sexual abuse seriously?”
  8. Defending the Unborn
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why does the Catholic Church not support a woman’s right to choose?”
  9. Population, Development, AIDS and Ecology
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why doesn’t the Church recognize that effective use of condoms would save millions of lives in Africa?
  10. Keeping Marriage Conjugal
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Same-sex marriage is legal in Canada. Why does the Catholic Church continue to discriminate against gay couples?”
  11. Women in the Church
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why does the Church think women aren’t good enough to be priests?”
  12. Pope Francis: Understanding the Reform
    How would you answer someone who asked the question, “Why does Pope Francis communicate in a way that many people find hard to explain or account for?”

See a list of our upcoming presentations.

If you are interested in the possibility of becoming a Catholic Voices presenter, please contact us.