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Youths stand by a bonfire, on the eve of John the Baptist day in Croatia (AP)

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

Vatican theologians say bishops must discern the sensus fidei (AP)

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

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila (CNS)

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

Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

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

A copy of the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (CNS)

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

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the papal delegate in charge of governing the Legionaries of Christ, leaves after concelebrating a Mass to open the congregation's general chapter in Rome earlier this year (CNS)

Many religious communities must rediscover their sense of unity of purpose

Archbishop Bernard Moras quoted Pope Francis In his opening address to the conference (CNS)

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

People waiting in line outside a confessional (CNS)

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

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