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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

Inscrutabili Divinae Sapientiae

To all the Faithful who read this Letter, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. Since We have been elevated to the Papacy…

Pope Clement XIV

Insignes

To the Bishops of Hungary. 1. You have most rightly decreed that special, joyful thanksgiving be offered to the eternal…

Pope Leo XIII

Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in View of Their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders

Introduction In continuity with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and, in particular, with the Decree "Optatam totius"(1) on…

Pope Benedict XVI

Inter Caetera

Alexander, bishop, servant of the servants of God, to the illustrious sovereigns, our very dear son in Christ, Ferdinand, king,…

Pope Alexander VI

Inter caetera

 

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Inter Ea Quae Placita

1255, abril, 6. Nápoles.  Bula de Alejandro IV en que confirma el estudio general de Salamanca. Alexander episcopus servus servorum…

Pope Alexander IV

Inter Gravissimas

 

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Inter Insigniores

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Introduction The Role Of Women In Modern Society And The Church Among…

Pope Paul VI

Inter Multiplices

To Our Beloved Sons Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, and Venerable Brothers Archbishops and Bishops of France. Beloved Sons…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Inter omnigenas

 

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Inter Praecipuas

ON BIBLICAL SOCIETIES To the Venerable Brothers, Patriarchs, Primates,Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and ApostolicBenediction. Among the special schemes…

Pope Gregory XVI

Inter praeteritos

 

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Invicti Athletae

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

Pope Pius XII

Iucunda Sane

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON POPE GREGORY THE GREAT To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and…

Pope Pius X

Iucunda Semper Expectatione

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

Pope Leo XIII

Lacrimabili Statu

ON THE INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA To the Archbishops and Bishops of Latin America. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction.…

Pope Pius X

Laetamur Admodum

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

Pope Pius XII

Laetitiae Sanctae

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

Pope Leo XIII

Lamentabili Sane

SYLLABUS CONDEMNING THE ERRORS OF THE MODERNISTS With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search…

Pope Pius X

Last Will and Testament of Pope Paul VI

Some notes for my testament. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.…

Pope Paul VI

Le Pelerinage De Lourdes

To the Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops of France in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Beloved Sons and Venerable…

Pope Pius XII

Le voci che da tutti

“For the protection of St Joseph on the Second Vatican Council” The voices that come to us from all the…

Pope John XXIII

Levate

To the Venerable Brothers Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Entire Catholic Community in Favor and Communion with the…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Libentissime quidem

 

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Libertas Praestantissimum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Licet Multa

To Our Beloved Son Victor Augustus, Cardinal Deschamps, Primate of Belgium, and to All the Other Belgian Bishops. Dear Son…

Pope Leo XIII

Litteras A Vobis

To the Archbishops and Bishops of Brazil, Last year We received your letter joyfully announcing the addition of a new…

Pope Leo XIII

Longinqua

 

Pope Leo XIII

Luctuosissimi Eventus

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

Pope Pius XII

Lux Veritatis

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

Pope Pius XI

Magnae Dei Matris

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

Pope Leo XIII

Magnae Nobis

To the Kingdom of Poland, to the Primate, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. It was a…

Pope Benedict XIV

Magni Nobis

To the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States of North America. Of great joy to us is your zealous…

Pope Leo XIII

Magno cum animi

 

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Marialis Cultus

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION FOR THE RIGHT ORDERING AND DEVELOPMENT OF DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY To All Bishops in Peace…

Pope Paul VI

Mater Et Magistra

To His Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and all other Local Ordinaries that are at Peace and in…

Pope John XXIII

Maximae Quidem

To the Venerable Brothers Gregory Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Michael Archbishop of Bamberg and their Suffragan Bishops in…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Maximam Gravissimamque

To the eminent Cardinals: Louis Henri Lucon, Archbishop of Reims, Paul Pierre Andrieu, Archbishop of Bordeaux, Louis Joseph Maurin, Archbishop…

Pope Pius XI

Mediator Dei

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

Pope Pius XII

Meminisse Iuvat

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

Pope Pius XII

Mens Nostra

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

Pope Pius XI

Mense Maio

Venerable Brothers, As the month of May draws near, a month which the piety of the Faithful has specially dedicated…

Pope Paul VI

Menti Nostrae

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION OF POPE PIUS XII TO THE CLERGY OF THE ENTIRE WORLD On the Development of Holiness in Priestly…

Pope Pius XII

Meridionali Americae

To the Venerable Brothers, Archbishops and Bishops of South America. Venerable Brothers, Greeting and Apostolic Benediction. For South America, oppressed…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Militantis Ecclesiae

To the Archbishops and Bishops of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. 1. The interest as well as the honor of the…

Pope Leo XIII

Mira Circa Nos

The Bull of Pope Gregory IX canonizing St. Francis of Assisi: 1. How wondrously considerate of us is God's pity!…

Pope Gregory IX

Mirabile Illud

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

Pope Pius XII

Mirae Caritatis

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

Pope Leo XIII

Miranda Prorsus

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

Pope Pius XII

Mirari Vos

ON LIBERALISM AND RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENTISM To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and…

Pope Gregory XVI

Miserentissimus Redemptor

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

Pope Pius XI

Misericors Dei Filius

[Translated from Acta Apostolica Sedis, Vol. XV, Kal. 3. Iun. 1883, pp. 513-520.] LEO BISHOP SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF…

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Missale Romanum

REVISED BY DECREE OF THE SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL PAUL, BISHOP Servant of the Servants of God For an Everlasting…

Pope Paul VI

Mit Brennender Sorge

To the Venerable Brethren the Archbishops and Bishops of Germany and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic…

Pope Pius XI

Mortalium Animos

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

Pope Pius XI

Munificentissimus Deus

1. The most bountiful God, who is almighty, the plan of whose providence rests upon wisdom and love, tempers, in…

Pope Pius XII

Musicae Sacrae

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

Pope Pius XII

Mysterium Fidei

Pope Paul VI by divine providence Pope, to our venerable brothers, the Patriarchs Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries…

Pope Paul VI

Mystici Corporis

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

Pope Pius XII

Neminem Vestrum

To the Venerable Brothers the Archbishop Primate and the Bishops and to the Beloved Sons, Priests and Religious, and to…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Nemo Certe Ignorat

To the Venerable Brothers, Archbishops, and Bishops of Ireland. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. Certainly no one is ignorant,…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Nimiam Licentiam

To the Venerable Brothers, Archbishops and Bishops of the Kingdom of Poland. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. We deplore…

Pope Benedict XIV

Nobilissima Gallorum Gens

To Our Venerable Brethren the Archbishops and Bishops in France. Venerable Brethren, Health and the Apostolic Benediction. The most noble…

Pope Leo XIII

Non Abbiamo Bisogno

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

Pope Pius XI

Non ambigimus

 

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Nos Es Muy Conocida

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

Pope Pius XI

Nostis Et Nobiscum

To the Archbishops and Bishops of Italy Venerable Brothers, We Give You Greetings and Our Apostolic Blessing. You know as…

Pope BI. Pius IX

NOTA DOTTRINALE SU ALCUNI ASPETTI DELL’EVANGELIZZAZIONE

I. Introduzione 1. La Nota Dottrinale è dedicata principalmente all’esposizione della comprensione della missione evangelizzatrice cristiana come è intesa dalla Chiesa Cattolica,…

Pope Benedict XVI

Notre Charge Apostolique

"Our Apostolic Mandate" Given by Pope Pius X to the French Bishops Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We…

Pope Pius X

Nova Impendet

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

Pope Pius XI

Novae hae litterae

 

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Nullis Certe Verbis

To the Venerable Brothers, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries Keeping Favor and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope BI. Pius IX