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Diuturnum

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic world in Grace and Communion…

Pope Leo XIII

Dives In Misericordia Deus

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Divini Illius Magistri

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the…

Pope Pius XI

Divini Redemptoris

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the…

Pope Pius XI

Divino Afflante Spiritu

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Archbishops and other Local Ordinaries enjoying Peace and Communion with…

Pope Pius XII

Divino Afflatu

ex decreto Ss. Concilii Tridentini restitutum Summorum Pontificum cura recognitum editio XXXI post typicam Pius…

Pope Pius X

Divinum Illud Munus

To Our Venerable Brethren, The Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries having Peace…

Pope Leo XIII

Doctor Mellifluus

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope Pius XII

DOCTRINAL NOTE ON SOME ASPECTS OF EVANGELIZATION

SUMMARY POINTS I. Introduction 1. The Doctrinal Note is devoted principally to an exposition of the Catholic…

Pope Benedict XVI

Dum Multa

To the Venerable Brothers, the Archbishop of Quito and the other Bishops of Ecuador. 1.…

Pope Leo XIII

Dum nos

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E Supremi

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS IN CHRIST To the…

Pope Pius X

Ecclesiae Fastos

To Our Venerable Brothers the Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries of Great Britain, Germany,…

Pope Pius XII

Ecclesiae Sanctae

Motu Proprio Implementing Four Council Decrees The governing of holy Church, following the conclusion of…

Pope Paul VI

Ecclesiam Dei

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Pius XI

Ecclesiam Suam

TO OUR VENERABLE BROTHERS THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES IN PEACE…

Pope Paul VI

Editae Saepe

ON ST. CHARLES BORROMEO To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope Pius X

Elapso proxime anno

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Election Of The Roman Pontiff

Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI on the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the…

Pope Paul VI

Etsi Cunctas

To the Bishops of Ireland, Venerable Brothers, Although all and every part of the Lord's…

Pope Leo XIII

Etsi minime

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Etsi Multa

To all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Favor and Communion with the…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Etsi Nos

To the Archbishops and Bishops and the Other Ordinaries of Italy. Venerable Brethren, Health and…

Pope Leo XIII

Evangelii Nuntiandi

To the Episcopate, to the Clergy and to all the Faithful of the entire world.…

Pope Paul VI

Evangelii Praecones

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries enjoying Peace and…

Pope Pius XII

Ex Omnibus

To Our Venerable Brothers, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, and Archbishops and Bishops of…

Pope Benedict XIV

Ex Quo

To the Archbishops, Bishops and Other Clerics, Secular and Regular, of the Greek Rite Who…

Pope Benedict XIV

Ex Supernae Dispositionis Arbitrio

1595, octubre, 7. Frascati. Bula de aprobación de la Universidad de México, otorgada por Clemente…

Pope Clement VIII

Exeunte Iam Anno

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops, and to all the Faithful in Grace and…

Pope Leo XIII

Exiit qui seminat

Nicholas Bishop servant of the servants of God. For an everlasting memorial. Soriano, Italy: August…

Pope Nicholas III

Exiit qui seminat

  This latin text has transcribed from the Registers of Nicholas III, p. 232-241, #564…

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Exivi de paradiso

Declaration of the supreme Pontiff on the Rule of the Friars Minor 1. "When I…

Pope Clement V

Exivi de Paradiso

Transcriptus ex Annalibus Minorum de Wadding, vol 6, pp. 202-211 Anno Christi 1312 Religionis Minorum…

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Exponi nobis nuper

1571, julio, 25. Roma. Breve de Pío V en que confirma la erección real de…

Pope Pius V

Exsul Familia Nazarethana

INTRODUCTION The émigré Holy Family of Nazareth, fleeing into Egypt, is the archetype of every…

Pope Pius XII

Exsurge Domine

Arise, O Lord, and judge your own cause. Remember your reproaches to those who are…

Pope Leo X

Exultavit Cor Nostrum

To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of Places in Favor and Communion…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Fausto Appetente Die

On St. Dominic To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Benedict XV

Fidei Donum

To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinanes in Peace…

Pope Pius XII

Fidentem Piumque Animum

To Our Venerable Brethren, The Patriarchs, Primates, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries Enjoying Peace and…

Pope Leo XIII

Fifth Lateran Council 1512-17 A.D.

INTRODUCTION This council was summoned by pope Julius II by the bull Sacrosanctae Romanae Ecclesiae,…

Council Fathers

Fin Dal Principio

To the Bishops of Italy. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. From the beginning…

Pope Leo XIII

First Council of Constantinople – 381

INTRODUCTION In the year 380 the emperors Gratian and Theodosius I decided to convoke this…

Council Fathers

First Council of Lyons – 1245 A.D.

INTRODUCTION The dispute, distinctive of the Middle Ages, between the papacy and the empire became…

Council Fathers

First Council of Nicaea – 325 AD

INTRODUCTION This council opened on 19 June in the presence of the emperor, but it…

Council Fathers

First Lateran Council 1123 A.D.

INTRODUCTIONIn 1123, during the pontificate of Pope Callistus II, a general Roman council was held…

Council Fathers

First Session

SESSION THE FIRST OF THE OECUMENICAL AND GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRENT [Page 12] Celebrated under…

Council Fathers

FOR THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE DOGMA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Extracts of an Allocution of Pope Pius X to the Bishops assembled in Rome on…

Pope Pius X

Fourth Council of Constantinople : 869-870

INTRODUCTION This council, designated as the eighth ecumenical council by western canonists, is not found…

Council Fathers

Fourth Lateran Council : 1215

C O N S T I T U T I O N S  Confession of…

Council Fathers

Fulgens Corona

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope Pius XII

Fulgens Radiatur

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Pius XII

Gaudete In Domino

To the Episcopate, to the Clergy, and to all the Faithful of the entire world…

Pope Paul VI

General Catechetical Directory

GENERAL CATECHETICAL DIRECTORY Sacred Congregation for the Clergy 1971 CONTENTS Foreword Abbreviations PART ONE -…

Pope Paul VI

Grande Munus

To all the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Catholic World who enjoy Favor…

Pope Leo XIII

Grata Recordatio

To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope John XXIII

Graves Ac Diuturnae

To Our Venerable Brothers the Bishops, to the Clergy, and to the Swiss People who…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Graves De Communi Re

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Leo XIII

Gravibus Ecclesiae

To All the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, other Ordinaries in Favor and Communion with the…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Gravissimas

To Cardinal Netto, Patriarch of Lisbon and to the Bishops of Portugal. 1. In the…

Pope Leo XIII

Gravissimo animi

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Gravissimo Officii Munere

ON FRENCH ASSOCIATIONS OF WORSHIP To Our Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops, and Bishops, of France.…

Pope Pius X

Gravissimum supremi

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Guiding Principles Of The Lay Apostolate

Six years ago, beloved sons and daughters, We said at the close of Our address…

Pope Pius XII

Haerent Animo

TO THE CATHOLIC CLERGY ON PRIESTLY SANCTITY This Exhortation, which the Holy Father addressed to…

Pope Pius X

Haurietis Aquas

Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of…

Pope Pius XII

Humanae Vitae

To the Venerable Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with…

Pope Paul VI

Humani Generis

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries Enjoying Peace and…

Pope Pius XII

Humani Generis Redemptionem

On Preaching the Word of God To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and Other Ordinaries…

Pope Benedict XV

Humanum Genus

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion…

Pope Leo XIII

Iamdudum

ON THE LAW OF SEPARATION IN PORTUGAL To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops,…

Pope Pius X

Iampridem

To the Archbishops and Bishops of Prussia. It has long been Our desire, venerable brothers,…

Pope Leo XIII

Il Fermo Proposito

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON CATHOLIC ACTION IN ITALY To the Bishops of Italy.…

Pope Pius X

Il trionfo

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Immortale Dei

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Leo XIII

In Amplissimo

To James Cardinal Gibbons and the Archbishops, and Bishops of the United States. 1. Certainly…

Pope Leo XIII

In apostolatus culmine

1538, octubre, 28. Roma. Bula de fundación de la Universidad de Santo Domingo (Isla Española),…

Pope Paul III

In Dominico Agro

To the Venerable Brothers, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic…

Pope Clement XIII

In eminenti

CLEMENT, BISHOP, Servant of the Servants of God to all the faithful, Salutation, and Apostolic…

Pope Clement XII

IN EMINENTI

Universis Christifidelibus In eminenti Apostolatus specula, meritis licet imparibus, divina disponente clementia, constituti iuxta creditum…

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In gravissimis

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In Hac Tanta

On St. Boniface To his eminence Cardinal Hartmann, archbishop of Cologne, and to the other…

Pope Benedict XV

In Ipso

To the Bishops of Austria, At the very beginning of our Pontificate, as We reviewed…

Pope Leo XIII

In Multiplicibus Curis

To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Pius XII

In Plurimis

To the Bishops of Brazil, Amid the many and great demonstrations of affection which from…

Pope Leo XIII

In Praeclara Summorum

On Dante To Professors and Students of Literature and Learning in the Catholic World. Beloved…

Pope Benedict XV

In suprema Catholicae

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In suprema Universalis

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In Supremo Apostolatus

Placed at the summit of the Apostolic power and, although lacking in merits, holding the…

Pope Gregory XVI

Inaestamabile Donum

Instruction Concerning Worship Of The Eucharistic Mystery James R. Cardinal Knox Prefect Virgilio Noe Assistant…

Pope St. John Paul II

Inaestimabile Donum

James R. Cardinal Knox Prefect Virgilio Noe Assistant Secretary Prepared by the Sacred Congregation for…

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Incredibili

To the Venerable Brothers Anthony, Archbishop of Santa Fe de Bogota, and his Suffragan Bishops…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Indulgentiarum Doctrina

Chapter I 1. The doctrine and practice of indulgences which have been in force for…

Pope Paul VI

Ineffabilis Deus

God Ineffable -- whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ingravescentibus Malis

To the Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion…

Pope Pius XI

Ingruentium Malorum

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries having Peace and Communion…

Pope Pius XII

Inimica Vis

To the Bishops of Italy. The enemy forces, inspired by the evil spirit, ever wage…

Pope Leo XIII

Iniquis Afflictisque

To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and…

Pope Pius XI

Inscrutabile

ON THE PROBLEMS OF THE PONTIFICATE To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the…

Pope Pius VI

Inscrutabili Dei Consilio

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion…

Pope Leo XIII