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Diuturnum

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic world in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. The…

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 Apostolic See and to all…

Pope Pius XI

Divini Redemptoris

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brethren, Health…

Pope Pius XI

Divino Afflante Spiritu

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Archbishops and other Local Ordinaries enjoying Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Inspired by…

Pope Pius XII

Divino Afflatu

ex decreto Ss. Concilii Tridentini restitutum Summorum Pontificum cura recognitum editio XXXI post typicam Pius Episcopus servus servorum Dei Divino…

Pope Pius X

Divinum Illud Munus

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

Pope Leo XIII

Doctor Mellifluus

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

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 Church’s understanding of the Christian…

Pope Benedict XVI

Dum Multa

To the Venerable Brothers, the Archbishop of Quito and the other Bishops of Ecuador. 1. While We are burdened with…

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 Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and…

Pope Pius X

Ecclesiae Fastos

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

Pope Pius XII

Ecclesiae Sanctae

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

Pope Paul VI

Ecclesiam Dei

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Pius XI

Ecclesiam Suam

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

Pope Paul VI

Editae Saepe

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

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 Election of the Roman Pontiff.…

Pope Paul VI

Etsi Cunctas

To the Bishops of Ireland, Venerable Brothers, Although all and every part of the Lord's flock entrusted to our care…

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 Apostolic See. Venerable Brothers Greetings…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Etsi Nos

To the Archbishops and Bishops and the Other Ordinaries of Italy. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. Although the authority…

Pope Leo XIII

Evangelii Nuntiandi

To the Episcopate, to the Clergy and to all the Faithful of the entire world. Venerable Brothers and dear Sons…

Pope Paul VI

Evangelii Praecones

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries enjoying Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Pius XII

Ex Omnibus

To Our Venerable Brothers, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, and Archbishops and Bishops of France. Greetings and Apostolic Blessing.…

Pope Benedict XIV

Ex Quo

To the Archbishops, Bishops and Other Clerics, Secular and Regular, of the Greek Rite Who Enjoy Favor and Communion with…

Pope Benedict XIV

Ex Supernae Dispositionis Arbitrio

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

Pope Clement VIII

Exeunte Iam Anno

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops, and to all the Faithful in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Leo XIII

Exiit qui seminat

Nicholas Bishop servant of the servants of God. For an everlasting memorial. Soriano, Italy: August 14, 1279 A.D. He who…

Pope Nicholas III

Exiit qui seminat

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

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Exivi de paradiso

Declaration of the supreme Pontiff on the Rule of the Friars Minor 1. "When I went forth from Paradise, I…

Pope Clement V

Exivi de Paradiso

Transcriptus ex Annalibus Minorum de Wadding, vol 6, pp. 202-211 Anno Christi 1312 Religionis Minorum 105 Henrici VII. Imp. Anno…

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Exponi nobis nuper

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

Pope Pius V

Exsul Familia Nazarethana

INTRODUCTION The émigré Holy Family of Nazareth, fleeing into Egypt, is the archetype of every refugee family. Jesus, Mary and…

Pope Pius XII

Exsurge Domine

Arise, O Lord, and judge your own cause. Remember your reproaches to those who are filled with foolishness all through…

Pope Leo X

Exultavit Cor Nostrum

To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of Places in Favor and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Fausto Appetente Die

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

Pope Benedict XV

Fidei Donum

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

Pope Pius XII

Fidentem Piumque Animum

To Our Venerable Brethren, The Patriarchs, Primates, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries Enjoying Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

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, issued at Rome on 18…

Council Fathers

Fin Dal Principio

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

Pope Leo XIII

First Council of Constantinople – 381

INTRODUCTION In the year 380 the emperors Gratian and Theodosius I decided to convoke this council to counter the Arians,…

Council Fathers

First Council of Lyons – 1245 A.D.

INTRODUCTION The dispute, distinctive of the Middle Ages, between the papacy and the empire became very serious under Pope Innocent…

Council Fathers

First Council of Nicaea – 325 AD

INTRODUCTION This council opened on 19 June in the presence of the emperor, but it is uncertain who presided over…

Council Fathers

First Lateran Council 1123 A.D.

INTRODUCTIONIn 1123, during the pontificate of Pope Callistus II, a general Roman council was held "for various important matters of…

Council Fathers

First Session

SESSION THE FIRST OF THE OECUMENICAL AND GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRENT [Page 12] Celebrated under the sovereign Pontiff, Paul III,…

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 the anniversary. Given December 12,…

Pope Pius X

Fourth Council of Constantinople : 869-870

INTRODUCTION This council, designated as the eighth ecumenical council by western canonists, is not found in any canonical collections of…

Council Fathers

Fourth Lateran Council : 1215

C O N S T I T U T I O N S  Confession of Faith On the error of…

Council Fathers

Fulgens Corona

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

Pope Pius XII

Fulgens Radiatur

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Pius XII

Gaudete In Domino

To the Episcopate, to the Clergy, and to all the Faithful of the entire world Venerable brothers and dear sons…

Pope Paul VI

General Catechetical Directory

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

Pope Paul VI

Grande Munus

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

Pope Leo XIII

Grata Recordatio

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

Pope John XXIII

Graves Ac Diuturnae

To Our Venerable Brothers the Bishops, to the Clergy, and to the Swiss People who enjoy Grace and Communion with…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Graves De Communi Re

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Leo XIII

Gravibus Ecclesiae

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Gravissimas

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

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. Venerable Brethren, Health and the…

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 to the first World Congress…

Pope Pius XII

Haerent Animo

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

Pope Pius X

Haurietis Aquas

Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain."[1] These words…

Pope Pius XII

Humanae Vitae

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

Pope Paul VI

Humani Generis

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries Enjoying Peace and Communion with the Holy See.…

Pope Pius XII

Humani Generis Redemptionem

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

Pope Benedict XV

Humanum Genus

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. The…

Pope Leo XIII

Iamdudum

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

Pope Pius X

Iampridem

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

Pope Leo XIII

Il Fermo Proposito

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON CATHOLIC ACTION IN ITALY To the Bishops of Italy. Venerable Brethren, Health and the…

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 Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Leo XIII

In Amplissimo

To James Cardinal Gibbons and the Archbishops, and Bishops of the United States. 1. Certainly We have reason to rejoice,…

Pope Leo XIII

In apostolatus culmine

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

Pope Paul III

In Dominico Agro

To the Venerable Brothers, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. In the Lord's field,…

Pope Clement XIII

In eminenti

CLEMENT, BISHOP, Servant of the Servants of God to all the faithful, Salutation, and Apostolic Benediction. Since the divine clemency…

Pope Clement XII

IN EMINENTI

Universis Christifidelibus In eminenti Apostolatus specula, meritis licet imparibus, divina disponente clementia, constituti iuxta creditum nobis pastoralis providentiae debitum iugi,…

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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 archbishops of Germany. Beloved Son…

Pope Benedict XV

In Ipso

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

Pope Leo XIII

In Multiplicibus Curis

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

Pope Pius XII

In Plurimis

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

Pope Leo XIII

In Praeclara Summorum

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

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 place of Jesus Christ, the…

Pope Gregory XVI

Inaestamabile Donum

Instruction Concerning Worship Of The Eucharistic Mystery James R. Cardinal Knox Prefect Virgilio Noe Assistant Secretary Prepared by the Sacred…

Pope St. John Paul II

Inaestimabile Donum

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

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Incredibili

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Indulgentiarum Doctrina

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

Pope Paul VI

Ineffabilis Deus

God Ineffable -- whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and whose wisdom "reaches from end…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ingravescentibus Malis

To the Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Holy See. More…

Pope Pius XI

Ingruentium Malorum

To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries having Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable…

Pope Pius XII

Inimica Vis

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

Pope Leo XIII

Iniquis Afflictisque

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

Pope Pius XI

Inscrutabile

ON THE PROBLEMS OF THE PONTIFICATE To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Entire Catholic Church. Venerable Brothers,…

Pope Pius VI

Inscrutabili Dei Consilio

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. When…

Pope Leo XIII