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Topic: sensus fidelium

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

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

The Holy Father is ‘consulting the faithful’ in preparation for next year’s synod on the family. But as Newman explained, ‘consulting’ them isn’t asking their advice

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