Austen Ivereigh

Dr Austen Ivereigh, coordinator and co-founder of Catholic Voices, is an author, journalist and commentator, who is a well-known voice on TV and radio on church affairs. From 2000-2004 he was deputy editor of The Tablet. From 2004 to 2006 he was Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s public affairs director. He is the author of various books, most recently How to Defend the Faith without Raising your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012).

How a reforming pope can help heal the Reformation rift
1 Nov 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Lutheranism, Martin Luther, Pope Francis, Reformation
The visit of Pope Francis to Sweden is a sign of a slow thaw in relations with Lutherans

The Pope and gender theory
25 Oct 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: gender theory, Pope Francis, transgenderism
He is sympathetic with transexuals, not with the ideology

Pope Francis to religious leaders: ‘We must be artisans of peace’
21 Sep 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis, World Day of Peace
'Peace alone, and not war, is holy,' says Francis at Assisi gathering.

Pope Francis’s six-fold response to jihadist terror
9 Aug 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Fr Jacques Hamel, Islam, Islamic terrorism, Pope Francis
The narrative of the Islamic State feeds on a war with "Rome".

‘Even criminals have the right to life’: Pope Francis
22 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: capital punishment, death penalty, Pope Francis
Pope doubles down on death penalty

Brexit stands or falls on values, not money
17 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Brexit, Catholic social doctrine, Catholicism, European Union, United Kingdom
This is about much more than economics; it’s about the human person

The missing context in media coverage of Australian abuse and Cardinal Pell
4 Mar 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, Cardinal George Pell, Catholic Church, child sexual abuse, United Kingdom
All our institutions need to sit in sackcloth and ashes and repent their collective deafness to the voice of victims

The Pope’s tough message to Mexico’s bishops
16 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Mexico, Pope Francis
This trip is as much about bolstering the Latin-American Church as it is about evangelizing the nation.

Pope and Patriarch embrace in Havana
16 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: ecumenism, Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Church
Here is the historic text of their joint declaration.

Making mercy real
20 Jan 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, mercy, Pope Francis, Year of Mercy
The Church exists not to condemn but to introduce us to “the visceral love of God’s mercy", says the Pope in his new book

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