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“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the  streets,  rather  than  a  Church  which  is  unhealthy  from  being  confined  and  from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and  which  then  ends  by  being  caught  up  in  a  web  of  obsessions  and  procedures.”
— Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, paragraph 49.
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Melbourne, 18 April 2024: As Richard Curtain, Chair, Sense of the Faithful editorial committee writes in The Sense of the Faithful: What it means in practice, ‘Catholics in the 21st Century are only now realising that they have ecclesial citizenship rights and responsibilities that they should be exercising rather than being mere passive members of the Church. This was a key message of the 2014 report on the Vatican’s International Theological Commission entitled Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church.’

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