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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

Sapientiae Christianae

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

Pope Leo XIII

Satis Cognitum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Satis vobis compertum

 

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Second Council of Constantinople – 553 A.D.

Introduction The emperor Justinian and Pope Vigilius decided to summon this council after the latter withdrew his "Judgment" condemning the…

Council Fathers

Second Council of Lyons – 1274

  Introduction   After the death of Pope Clement IV (29 November 1268) almost three years passed before the cardinals…

Council Fathers

Second Council of Nicaea – 787 A.D.

INTRODUCTION A recommendation to summon an ecumenical council, in order to correct the iconoclast heretics, had been addressed to Empress…

Council Fathers

Second Lateran Council – 1139 A.D.

Introduction In Lent of 1139 a general council was summoned by Pope Innocent II and held in the Lateran basilica…

Council Fathers

Second Vatican Council II Closing Speech

Delivered by Pope Paul VI at the closing of the Council. Your eminences, venerable brothers, representatives of governments, gentlemen of…

Pope Paul VI

Sempiternus Rex Christus

To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.[1]…

Pope Pius XII

Septimo Iam

 

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Sertum Laetitiae

To Our Beloved Sons: William O'Connell, Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, Archbishop of Boston, Dennis Dougherty, Cardinal Priest…

Pope Pius XII

Si Diligis – Canonisation Of St Pius X

  Delivered by Pope Pius XII to the Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops who came to Rome for the canonization of…

Pope Pius XII

Sicut Dudum

Pope Eugene IV Against the Enslaving of Black Natives from the Canary Islands Eugene, Bishop, Servant of the Servants of…

Pope Eugene IV

Signum Magnum

Letter of His Holiness Paul VI TO THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF THE WORLD Venerable brothers, health and apostolic blessings The…

Pope Paul VI

Singulari Nos

ON THE ERRORS OF LAMMENAIS To All the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. The…

Pope Gregory XVI

Singulari Quadam

ON LABOR ORGANIZATIONS To Our Beloved Son, George Kopp, Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, Bishop of Breslau, and…

Pope Pius X

Singulari Quidem

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Solet Annuere

Honorius Bishop, Servant of the servants of God, to our beloved sons, Friar Francis and the other friars of the…

Pope Honorius III

Sollicita ac provida

 

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Sollicitudo pastoralis

1. The pastoral solicitude of office, by which We preside over the governing of the catholic Church spread throughout the…

Pope Innocent XI

Sollicitudo pastoralis

This latin text is taken from the Bullarum Romanum, November 20, 1679 A. D., p. 214. Sollicitudo pastoralis officii, quo…

Pope Innocent XI

Spectata Fides

To Our Venerable Brethren, Henry Edward, Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, of the Title of SS. Andrew and…

Pope Leo XIII

Spesse Volte

To the Bishops, Clergy and People of Italy. Venerable Brethren and Most Dear Children, Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. Oftentimes…

Pope Leo XIII

Spiritus Paraclitus

To all the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and Ordinaries in Union with the Apostolic See. Since the Holy Spirit, the…

Pope Benedict XV

Studiorum Ducem

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

Pope Pius XI

Sublimus Dei

Pope Paul III (Topic: the enslavement and evangelization of Indians)To all faithful Christians to whom this writing may come, health…

Pope Paul III

Summa Dei

 

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Summa providit altitudo consilii

1333, diciembre, 2. Aviñón. Bula de Juan XXII en que concede a la Universidad de Salamanca que la colación de…

Pope John XXII

Summa Quae

To Our Venerable Brothers, the Archbishops, and Bishops of the Kingdom of Poland. Venerable Brothers, Greeting and the Apostolic Blessing.…

Pope Clement XIII

Summi Maeroris

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Assuredly We have…

Pope Pius XII

Summi Pontificatus

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

Pope Pius XII

Summo Iugiter Studio

ON MIXED MARRIAGES Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. The Apostolic See has always ensured that the canons forbidding the…

Pope Gregory XVI

Summorum Pontificum

This is a non-official English translation, issued by the Vatican Information Service, of Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum," issued…

Pope Benedict XVI

Super Cathedram Principis Apostolorum

from the book "Bullarium patronatus Portugalliae Regum" pg 95 vol. 2 Cenerabliis frater, salutem et apostolicam beneditinionem Super cathedram principis…

Pope Alexander VII

Super soliditate

 

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Superiore Anno

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

Pope Leo XIII

Superna Caelestis

Pope Sixtus IV Servant of the Servants of God As a perpetual memorial April 14, 1482 A.D. Supernal, celestial fatherland,…

L Rosete

Supra Motem

Nicholas IV Bishop servant of the servants of God to Our beloved sons the brothers, and to Our beloved daughters,…

L Rosete

Supremi Apostolatus Officio

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

Pope Leo XIII

Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus

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

Pope Leo XIII

Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae

To Our Beloved Son, James Cardinal Gibbons, Cardinal Priest of the Title Sancta Maria, Beyond the Tiber, Archbishop of Baltimore:…

Pope Leo XIII

THE BULL OF INDICTION OF THE SACRED OECUMENICAL AND GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRENT UNDER THE SOVEREIGN PONTIFF, PAUL III

[Page 1] PAUL, bishop, servant of the servants of God, for the future memory hereof. At the beginning of this…

L Rosete

The Complete Text

[Page 1] THE BULL OF INDICTION OF THE SACRED OECUMENICAL AND GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRENT UNDER THE SOVEREIGN PONTIFF, PAUL…

L Rosete

The Function Of Art

1. With deep satisfaction, beloved sons and daughters, promoters of the figurative arts, We welcome your devout homage and that…

Pope Pius XII

The Internal Order Of States And People

MY DEAR CHILDREN of the Whole World: As the Holy Christmas Season comes round each year, the message of Jesus,…

Pope Pius XII

The Moral Limits Of Medical Research And Treatment

  An address given September 14, 1952 by His Holiness Pope Pius XII to the First International Congress on the…

Pope Pius XII

The Oath Against Modernism

THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological…

Pope Pius X

The Proofs For The Existence Of God In The Light Of Modern Natural Science

1. This meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences brings Us an hour of serene happiness, for which We are…

Pope Pius XII

The Sacrament Of Anointing Of The Sick

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION The Catholic Church professes and teaches that the Sacred Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven…

Pope Pius VI

The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

Opened Under Pope John XXIII in 1962 Closed by Pope Paul VI in 1965   Links to external sites VATICAN…

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The States Of Perfection

Under the protection of Mary Immaculate, the most sublime of all creatures and model for all those who wish to…

Pope Pius XII

The Syllabus Of Errors

I. PANTHEISM, NATURALISM AND ABSOLUTE RATIONALISM 1. There exists no Supreme, all-wise, all-provident Divine Being, distinct from the universe, and…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Third Council of Constantinople : 680-681 A. D.

INTRODUCTION To make an end of the Monothelite controversy, Emperor Constantine IV asked Pope Donus in 678 to send twelve…

Council Fathers

Third Lateran Council – 1179 A.D.

Introduction By an agreement reached at Venice in 1177, the bitter conflict which had arisen about twenty years earlier between…

Council Fathers

Tra Le Sollecitudini

 

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Traditi Humilitati

ON HIS PROGRAM FOR THE PONTIFICATE To Our Venerable Brothers, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic…

Pope Pius VIII

Tribus Circiter

ON THE MARIAVITES OR MYSTIC PRIESTS OF POLAND To Our Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops of Warsaw, and Bishops of Plotsk…

Pope Pius X

Triumphantis Hierusalem

Triumphant Jerusalem's sempiternal glory and the never withering crowns of the Saints, most happily reigning with Christ Holy Mother Church…

Pope Sixtus V

Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio

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

Pope Pius XI

Ubi communis

 

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Ubi lutetiam

1. Quando giunse a Parigi l’indulto apostolico relativo ad alcune facoltà straordinarie che Noi concedemmo il 19 marzo scorso a…

Pope Pius VI

Ubi Nos

ON PONTIFICAL STATES To all the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries, who are in Loving Communion with…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ubi Primum

To All Supreme Moderators, Abbots, Provincials and Other Superiors of the Regular Orders. Beloved Sons in Religion, We give you…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ubi Primum

To Our Venerable Brothers, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Entire Catholic World. We Give You Greetings, Venerable Brothers,…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ubi Primum

ON HIS ASSUMING THE PONTIFICATE To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, We Give You Greeting and Our…

Pope Leo XII

Ubi Primum

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

Pope Benedict XIV

UBI PRIMUM

Epistola encyclica et commonitoria "Ubi primum" de Episcoporum ministerio. [Ad omnes Episcopos], 3 decembris 1740: Benedicti PP. XIV Bullarium, t.…

Pope Benedict XIV

Ubi primum accepimus

 

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Unam Sanctam

Bull of Pope Boniface VIII promulgated November 18, 1302Urged by faith, we are obliged to believe and to maintain that…

Pope Boniface VIII

Une Fois Encore

ON THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE To Our Venerable Brethren, the Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops of France and to…

Pope Pius X

Unigenitus

(Sec. 3) 1. What else remains for the soul that has lost God and His grace except sin and the…

Pope Clement XI

Urbanitatis Veteris

To the Archbishops and Bishops of the Latin Church in Greece. 1. Greece, the adornment of ancient civilization and the…

Pope Leo XIII

Vehementer Nos

ON THE FRENCH LAW OF SEPARATION To Our Well-beloved Sons, Francois Marie Richard, Cardinal Archbishop of Paris; Victor Lucien Lecot,…

Pope Pius X