In the footsteps of the Second Vatican Council’s doctrine the last document of the International Theological Commission deals with sensus fidei as an important methodological aspect of Catholic theology. The article aims to present the current state of discussion concerning the sense of the faith without entering into specific details. In the first part three wrong views of the category are criticized. It should be apparent that no correct understanding of the sense of faith in the Catholic Church can have the role of religious public opinion in competition with the teaching of the Magisterium. In the second part, attention is turned to the relationship between sensus fidei and the work of theologians in positive terms. Respect for the sense of faith must be expressed inter alia by humble listening to the members of the people of God followed by critical discernment of the truth. The saints of the Church can offer a solid orientation.