Catholic Voices USA led a training session Feb. 20-21 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for about 18 lay, religious and clergy attendees who learned how to articulate the faith during interviews with the news media. About 5,000 journalists are expected to seek comment from Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in September during the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to the city. Read our story on Catholic Voices and the training program. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Kim Daniels, senior adviser of Catholic Voices USA, leads the group training session Saturday, Feb. 21 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Kim Daniels speaks to a diverse group of about 18 people including priests, deacons, religious sisters and lay people who attended the training sessions last weekend.


Father Patrick Brady participates in his mock press interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, director and a cofounder of Catholic Voices USA. The interviews were videotaped to be reviewed and used as a learning aid for the session attendees.

Sister Margaret Rose Adams, I.H.M., principal of Queen of Angels School in Willow Grove, speaks about the Catholic faith in her mock interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Catholic Voices USA director.

Joe Newell, a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Philadelphia’s Roxborough section, is taped during his mock interview.


Joelle Shea, director of outreach for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and a member of Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill, Pa., speaks in her mock interview on camera.

Kim Daniels (left), senior adviser of Catholic Voices USA, works with Immaculate Heart Sister Margaret Rose Adams, principal Queen of Angels School in Willow Grove, to prepare for media interviews.

Frank Farrell (left), president of St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Northeast Philadelphia, and Deacon Alvin Clay chat during one of the sessions.


Christopher White (left), Catholic Voices USA associate director, works with several attendees on how they will respond to questions during their mock interview.