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'For a true traditionalist Catholic, the Pope – the Pope we actually have, not some dream pope who isn’t going to materialise – is his guide' (AP)

Pontiff describes women members of International Theological Commission as ‘strawberries on the cake’

Prof Tracey Rowland

Australian theologian Tracey Rowland among women joining International Theological Commission

Pope Francis (CNS)

Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change

Pope Francis has called for reflection on the sensus fidelium (AP)

Pope asks members of International Theological Commission to reflect on ‘sense of the faithful’

The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

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The controversial Jubilee Church in Rome, designed by leading American architect Richard Meier (CNS photo by Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/11

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Benedict XVI addresses International Theological Commission