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Topic: Second Vatican Council

Why are British Catholics so bad at celebrating the birth of St John the Baptist?

Riotous bonfires, a special mass and celebratory feasting should be at the heart of the ‘Summer Christmas’

Vatican theologians: don’t confuse sensus fidelium with majority opinion

International Theological Commission says Church leaders must pay heed to ‘sense of the faithful’

Cardinal ‘shocked’ by survey responses on family life

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says results show Church teaching on family life ‘is not clearly understood by people’

Pope Francis is right to praise bold speaking but it needs to be in support of the indissolubility of marriage

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family

Publisher: Evangelii Gaudium is Rome’s biggest seller for decades

Catholic Truth Society has sold more copies of apostolic exhortation than text since Vatican II documents

Flourishing religious movements are the best hope for the future of the Church

Many religious communities must rediscover their sense of unity of purpose

Indian Church conference leads to national Christian women’s movement

The Indian Christian Women’s Movement established after talks on the impact of the Second Vatican Council

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Archbishop of Birmingham: ‘The world is not hostile to Christians’

‘We need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent to the Gospel,’ says Archbishop Longley

Vatican officials say Pope’s document provides map for Church’s future

Apostolic exhortation an ‘invitation to recover a prophetic and positive vision of reality’