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Pastoralis Officii

To the Archbishops and Bishops of the German Empire and Austria-Hungary. Mindful of your pastoral duty and moved by your…

Pope Leo XIII

Pastoralis officii

 

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Paternae

To the Archbishops and Bishops of Brazil. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. 1. We rejoice that the fruit of…

Pope Leo XIII

Paterno Iam Diu

On the Children of Central Europe To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with…

Pope Benedict XV

Peregrinantes

To all the faithful of Christ, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. That we are pilgrims from the Lord and seekers after…

Pope Benedict XIV

Pergrata

To the Bishops of Portugal. Venerable Brethren, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. Your gratifying joint letter was received last month. It…

Pope Leo XIII

Permoti Nos

To the Bishops of Belgium. 1. As we experience a special friendship for your nation, and in response to the…

Pope Leo XIII

Perpensis circumstantiis

 

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Petitionibus Vestris Benignum Impertientes

1255, julio, 15.  Anagni.  Bula de Alejandro IV en que concede a la Universidad de Salamanca el uso del sello.…

Pope Alexander IV

Pieni L’animo

ON THE CLERGY IN ITALY To the Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops, and Bishops of Italy. Venerable Brethren, Health and the…

Pope Pius X

Pope St. Pius V

Jan. 7, 1566 - May 1, 1572 Exponi nobis nuper [Latin] July 25, 1571 Ereader files: [MOBI] [EPUB] Quo Primum…

Pope Pius V

Pope St. Pius X

Aug. 4, 1903 - Aug. 20, 1914 Acerbo Nimis (On Teaching Christian Doctrine) April 15, 1905 Ereader files: [MOBI] [EPUB]…

Pope Pius X

Populorum Progressio

TO THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, THE FAITHFUL AND TO ALL MEN OF GOOD WILL 1. The development of peoples has…

Pope Paul VI

Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae

To Our Venerable Brethren, all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Catholic World In Grace and Communion with the…

Pope Leo XIII

Praedecessores Nostros

To all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, We give you Greetings and Our Apostolic Blessing. You know from…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Praestantia Scripturae

Motu proprio of Our Most Holy Lord Pius X., by Divine Providence Pope, on the decisions of the Pontifical Commission…

Pope Pius X

Princeps Pastorum

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

Pope John XXIII

Principi Apostolorum Petro

On St. Ephrem the Syrian To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of Places in Peace and Cornmunion…

Pope Benedict XV

Pro eximia tua

 

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Probe Noscitis Venerabiles

To the Venerable Brothers, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Spanish Kingdom. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. You know well,…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Probe Nostis

ON THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH Venerable Brothers, We Give You Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. You are well aware,…

Pope Gregory XVI

Prodiit jamdudum

 

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Providas Romanorum

 

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Providentissimus Deus

To Our Venerable Brethren, All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World, in Grace and Communion with the…

Pope Leo XIII

Quadragesimo Anno

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

Pope Pius XI

Quae Ad Nos

To Cardinal Skrbensky, Archbishop of Prague and to the Other Archbishops and Bishops of Bohemia and Moravia. 1. The notices…

Pope Leo XIII

Quae causa

 

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Quae Honorem Conditoris Omnium

Everything for the glory of the Creator and the benefit of souls merits support in every way; especially those things…

Pope Innocent IV

Quae In Patriarchatu

To Venerable Brothers, the Archbishops, Bishops, and Beloved Sons, the Monks, and all the Faithful of the Patriarchate of Babylonia…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quam Aerumnosa

To Our Venerable Brothers the Archbishops and Bishops of America. Venerable Brethren, Greeting and the Apostolic Blessing. How sad and…

Pope Leo XIII

Quam ex sublimi

 

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Quam grave

 

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Quam graviter

 

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Quam Religiosa

To the Bishops of Peru. 1. The great religious persistence with which Peru adhered to the Catholic faith is a…

Pope Leo XIII

Quam Singulari

Decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments on First Communion The pages of the Gospel show…

Pope Pius X

Quamquam Pluries

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and other Ordinaries, in Peace and Union With Holy See. Although We…

Pope Leo XIII

Quamvis paternae

 

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Quanta auxilii

 

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Quanta Cura

To Our Venerable Brethren, all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops having favor and Communion of the Holy See. Venerable Brethren,…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quanta Cura

To the Venerable Brothers, the Primates, the Metropolitans, the Archbishops, and all the Bishops who are in Communion with the…

Pope Benedict XIV

Quanta laetitia

 

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Quanto Conficiamur Moerore

To Our Beloved Sons, S. R. E. Cardinals and to Our Venerable Brothers, the Archbishops and Bishops of Italy. Our…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quanto in dolore

 

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Quare lacrymae

 

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Quarto Abeunte Saeculo

ON THE COLUMBUS QUADRICENTENNIAL To Our Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops and Bishops of Spain, Italy, and the two Americas. Now…

Pope Leo XIII

Quartus Supra

To Our Venerable Brothers Anthony Peter IX, Patriarch of Cilicia, and the Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Laity, Our Beloved Children…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quas Primas

ON THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in…

Pope Pius XI

Quas Vestro

ON MIXED MARRIAGES To the Prelates of Hungary Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. The letter from you and the…

Pope Gregory XVI

Quemadmodum

To the Venerable Brethren: The Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries Having Peace and Communion With the Apostolic See. While…

Pope Pius XII

Quemadmodum nihil

 

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Quemadmodum preces

 

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Qui Nuper

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Qui Pluribus

To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, We Greet You and Give You Our Apostolic Blessing. For many…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quia quorundam

1. Because the father of lies is said to have so blinded the minds of certain [men], that they by…

Pope John XXII

Quinquagesimo Ante

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

Pope Pius XI

Quo fluctu

 

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Quo Gravioar

ON THE "PRAGMATIC CONSTITUTION" To the Bishops of the Province of Upper Rhineland. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. As…

Pope Gregory XVI

Quo Graviora

For the perpetual remembrance of the matter. 1. Blessed Peter, Prince of Apostles, and his Successors have been given the…

Pope Leo XII

Quo luctu

 

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Quo Primum

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION From the very first, upon Our elevation to the chief Apostleship, We gladly turned our mind and energies…

Pope Pius V

Quod aliquantum

 

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Quod Anniversarius

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Whole World in Favor and Communion with the…

Pope Leo XIII

Quod Apostolici Muneris

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

Pope Leo XIII

Quod Auctoritate

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

Pope Leo XIII

Quod Hoc Ineunte

To all the Christian Faithful, Who will see this Present Letter; Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. That which at the beginning…

Pope Leo XII

Quod Iam Diu

On the Future Peace Conference To the Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of the Catholic World. 1. That for…

Pope Benedict XVI

Quod Multum

To the Bishops of Hungary. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. We have long and ardently desired an opportunity to…

Pope Leo XIII

Quod Nunquam

ON THE CHURCH IN PRUSSIA To Our Venerable Brothers, the Archbishops and Bishops of Prussia. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Quod Provinciale

To Our Venerable Brothers the Archbishops and Bishops as well as Our Beloved Sons, the Parish Priests and Missionaries of…

Pope Benedict XIV

Quod Votis

To Our Beloved Sons Anthony Joseph Cardinal Gruscha, Archbishop of Vienna; George Cardinal Kopp, Bishop of Wrodaw, Leo Cardinal De…

Pope Leo XIII

Quoties animo

 

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Quum Diuturnum

To the Bishops of Latin America. 1. As We remember the long course of Our pontificate, We are conscious that…

Pope Leo XIII

Redemptoris Nostri Cruciatus

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

Pope Pius XII

Reflections at Nazareth

An Address of Pope Paul VI at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth (taken from “The Pope Speaks”, Vol.…

Pope Paul VI

Regnans in Excelsis

Pius Bishop, servant of the servants of God, in lasting memory of the matter. He that reigneth on high, to…

Pope Pius V

Regnans in Excelsis

Pius Episcopus Servus Servorum Dei, ad futuram rei memoriam Regnans in excelsis, cui data est omnis in coelo et in…

Pope Pius V

Religiosorum institutio

Sacred Congregation For Religious An Instruction, Religiosorum institutio, to the Superiors of Religious Communities, Societies without vows, and Secular Institutes…

Pope John XXIII

Renewal Of The Religious Life

ON THE RENEWAL OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE ACCORDING TO THE TEACHING OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL Apostolic exhortation of His…

Pope Paul VI

Reputantiubus

To Our Venerable Brothers Theodore, Archbishop of Olomouc, and the Archbishops and Bishops of Bohemia and Moravia. 1. As We…

Pope Leo XIII

Rerum condicio

 

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Rerum Ecclesiae

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

Pope Pius XI

Rerum Novarum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Rerum Omnium Perturbationem

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

Pope Pius XI

Rerum Orientalium

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

Pope Pius XI

Respicientes

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Rite Expiatis

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

Pope Pius XI

Romanus Pontifex

The Bull Romanus Pontifex (Nicholas V), January 8, 1455. Background The kingdoms of Portugal and Castile had been jockeying for…

L Rosete

Sacerdotalis Caelibatus

To the Bishops, Priests and Faithful of the Whole Catholic World. Priestly celibacy has been guarded by the Church for…

Pope Paul VI

Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia

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

Pope John XXIII

Sacra Propediem

On the Third Order of St. Francis To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion…

Pope Benedict XV

Sacra Virginitas

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

Pope Pius XII

Sacram Communionem

Motu Proprio of His Holiness Pope Pius XII in which permissions granted by the Apostolic Constitution "Christus Dominus" are extended.…

Pope Pius XII

Sacram Liturgiam

The many documents on liturgical questions that have been published and are well known to all demonstrate how it was…

Pope Paul VI

Sacramentum Ordinis

Apostolic Constitution Of Pope Pius XII on the Sacrament of Order 1. The Catholic Faith professes that the Sacrament of…

Pope Pius XII

Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem

Beginning already in the early days of the Apostles, the Catholic Church has held in great veneration the sacred order…

Pope Paul VI

Saeculo Exeunte Octavo

To the Venerable Brother, the Patriarch of Lisbon, the Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinanes of Portugal and its overseas possessions,…

Pope Pius XII

Saepe Nos

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Bishops of Ireland Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. From this supreme dignity of the…

Pope Leo XIII

Saepe Venerabiles Fratres

To Our Venerable Brothers the Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and all Local Ordinaries of the Catholic World Who are in Loving…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Salutis Nostrae

Clement, Bishop and Servant of the Servants of God. Our Greetings and Apostolic Blessing to all the Faithful who read…

Pope Clement XIV

Sancta Dei Civitas

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

Pope Leo XIII