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L Rosete

A Quo Die

Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. Since that day when the unbelievable and unexpected happened, when God took Our unworthiness…

Pope Clement XIII

A Quo Primum

To the Primate, Archbishops and Bishops, of the Kingdom of Poland. Venerable Brothers, We give you Greeting and Our Apostolic…

Pope Benedict XIV

Accedamus cum fiducia

 

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Accepimus praestantium

 

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Acerba animi

To Our Venerable Brothers of Mexico, the Archbishops, Bishops, and Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Health,…

Pope Pius XI

Acerbo Nimis

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON TEACHING CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope Pius X

Ad Apostolorum Principis

To Our Venerable Brethren and Beloved Children, the Archbishops, Bishops, other Local Ordinaries, and Clergy and People of China in…

Pope Pius XII

Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum

Appealing for Peace To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and Other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion…

Pope Benedict XV

Ad Caeli Reginam

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

Pope Pius XII

Ad Catholici Sacerdotii

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

Pope Pius XI

Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace…

Pope Pius X

Ad Extremas

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

Pope Leo XIII

Ad nostras manus

 

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Ad Petri Cathedram

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

Pope John XXIII

Ad Salutem

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

Pope Pius XI

Ad Sinarum Gentem

To the Venerable Brethren and Beloved Sons, the Archbishops, Bishops and other local Ordinaries and other members of the Clergy…

Pope Pius XII

Address During The Last General Meeting Of Vatican II

Today we are concluding the Second Vatican Council. We bring it to a close at the fullness of its efficiency:…

Pope Paul VI

Address to Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession

When one thinks of this admirable collaboration of the parents, of nature and of God, from which is born a…

Pope Pius XII

Adeo nota

 

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Adiutricem

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

Pope Leo XIII

Aeterna Dei Sapientia

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

Pope John XXIII

Aeterni Patris

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

Pope Leo XIII

Affari Vos

To the Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in the Federated States of Canada in Grace and Communion with the Holy…

Pope Leo XIII

Allatae Sunt

To Missionaries Assigned to the Orient. Beloved Sons, We give You Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. There has been brought…

Pope Benedict XIV

Amantissima Voluntatis

Apostolic Letter Some time since, in an apostolic letter to princes and peoples, We addressed the English in common with…

Pope Leo XIII

Amantissimi Redemptoris

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Amantissimus

To the Bishops of the Eastern Churches. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. Our most beloved Redeemer, Christ the Lord,…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Ancorché antichissimo

 

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Anni Sacri

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

Pope Pius XII

Annum Sacrum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Annus Iam Plenus

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

Pope Benedict XV

Annus qui hunc

 

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Apostolica Constitutio

To all Patriarchs, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers: Pilgrimages The Apostolic Constitution which We have recently promulgated announces to Christ's…

Pope Benedict XIV

Apostolicae Curae

In Perpetual Remembrance 1. We have dedicated to the welfare of the noble English nation no small portion of the…

Pope Leo XIII

Apostolicae Nostrae Caritatis

To the Venerable Brothers, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries Who Share Grace and Communion with the…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Apostolicorum in Missionibus

Quam laeto animi sensu fideles universi canonizationem Sanctae Teresiae e Iesu Infante exceperint, divulgata per orbem devotio menifeste demonstrat, cum…

Pope Pius XI

Appetente Sacro

To the Venerable Brothers the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. The holy season of…

Pope Clement XIII

Applied Psychology

Having come from all over the world to attend the 13th Congress of the International Association of Applied Psychology, you…

Pope Pius XII

Arcanum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Au Milieu Des Sollicitudes

To Our Venerable Brothers the Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of France. To the Bishops and Faithful of France, Amid…

Pope Leo XIII

Auctorem fidei

 

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Augustissimae Virginis Mariae

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

Pope Leo XIII

Auspicato Concessum

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

Pope Leo XIII

Auspicia Quaedam

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

Pope Pius XII

Benedictus Deus

Constitution issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336By this Constitution which is to remain in force for ever, we, with…

Pope Benedict XII

Benedictus Deus

 

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Beneficia Dei

To all Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries in Loving Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brothers, We…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Caritas in veritate

 

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Caritate Christi Compulsi

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

Pope Pius XI

Caritatis Studium

To Our Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops, and Bishops of Scotland. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. 1. The ardent charity…

Pope Leo XIII

Casti Connubii

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

Pope Pius XI

Catholicae Ecclesiae

To the Catholic Missionaries in Africa. The maternal love of the Catholic Church embraces all people. As you know, venerable…

Pope Leo XIII

Celebationem magni

 

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Certiores effecti

 

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Charitas

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

Pope Pius VI

Charitate Christi

EXTENDING JUBILEE TO THE ENTIRE CHURCH To the Whole Catholic Flock. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. The love of…

Pope Leo XII

Christi Ecclesiae

 

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Christi Matri

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

Pope Paul VI

Christi Nomen

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

Pope Leo XIII

Christianae Reipublicae

To Our Venerable Brothers, all Patriarchs, Primates, Metropolitans, Archbishops, and Bishops Who Enjoy Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Clement XIII

Christus Dominus

Pius, Bishop, Servant of the Servants of God for an everlasting remembrance Christ the Lord "on the night in which…

Pope Pius XII

Clara claris praeclara

 

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Coelestis Pastor

IN ORDER to free the world, prostrate in darkness and bound by numerous pagan errors, from the power of the…

Pope Innocent XI

Commissum Divinitus

ON CHURCH AND STATE To the Clergy of Switzerland. Venerable Brothers and Dearly Beloved Sons, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. The…

Pope Gregory XVI

Communium Interpretes Doloraum

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

Pope Pius XII

Communium Rerum

ON ST. ANSELM OF AOSTA Encyclical of Pope Pius X To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and…

Pope Pius X

Confronting The Devil’s Power

WHAT ARE the Church's greatest needs at the present time? Don't be surprised at Our answer and don't write it…

Pope Paul VI

Constanti Hungarorum

To Our Venerable Brothers, the Primate, the Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries, in Peace and Communion with the Holy See.…

Pope Leo XIII

Constantiam vestram

 

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Consueverunt Romani

The Roman Pontiffs, and the other Holy Fathers, our predecessors, when they were pressed in upon by temporal or spiritual…

Pope Pius V

Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, 1431-49 A.D.

I N T R O D U C T I O N Basel had been designated as the place for…

Council Fathers

Council of Chalcedon – 451 A.D.

Introduction It was the emperor Marcian who, after the "robber" council of Ephesus (449), commanded this council to meet. Pope…

Council Fathers

Council of Constance 1414-18

INTRODUCTION 1 [This is the introduction given by Tanner in Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils] This council was summoned by…

Council Fathers

Council Of Ephesus – 431 A.D.

Introduction Nestorius, who had been condemned in a council at Rome on 11 August 430, asked the emperor Theodosius II…

Council Fathers

Council of Vienne 1311-1312 A.D.

INTRODUCTION The general council of Vienne was summoned by pope Clement V with the bull Regnans in caelis, which he…

Council Fathers

Counsel To Teaching Sisters

An address by His Holiness Pope Pius XII given September 15, 1951 to the first International Congress of Teaching Sisters.…

Pope Pius XII

Credo Of The People Of God

With this solemn liturgy we end the celebration of the nineteenth centenary of the martyrdom of the holy apostles Peter…

Pope Paul VI

Cum illud semper

 

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Cum Multa

To Our Venerable Brethren and Beloved Sons, the Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Spain. Venerable Brethren and Beloved Sons,…

Pope Leo XIII

Cum multorum charitate

 

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Cum nos superiori

 

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Cum Nuper

To Our Venerable Brothers, the Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Greetings and Apostolic…

Pope BI. Pius IX

Cum populi

 

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Cum Primum

ON CIVIL OBEDIENCE To All Archbishops and Bishops Dwelling in the Kingdom of Poland. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction.…

Pope Gregory XVI

Cum Primum

To Our Venerable Brothers, all the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops who Enjoy Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See.…

Pope Clement XIII

Cum Religiosi

To the Patriarchs, Archbishops, and Bishops of Italy. Venerable Brothers, We give you Greeting and the Apostolic Blessing. Removal of…

Pope Benedict XIV

Cum Sancta Mater Ecclesia

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

Pope BI. Pius IX

Cum semper oblatas

 

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Cum Summi

To Bishops, Archbishops, Patriarchs and Primates Concerning the Universal Jubilee. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. When We contemplate Our…

Pope Clement XIV

Custodi Di Quella Fede

To the Italian People. Guardians of that faith to which the Christian nations owe their morality and civil redemption, We…

Pope Leo XIII

Dall’alto Dell’apostolico Seggio

To the Bishops, the Clergy, and the People of Italy. Venerable Brethren and Beloved Children, Health and Apostolic Benediction. From…

Pope Leo XIII

Datis Nuperrime

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

Pope Pius XII

Decet Quam Maxime

To the Bishops of Sardinia. Venerable Brethren, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. It is altogether befitting for the ministers of the…

Pope Clement XIV

Decet Romanum Pontificem

Preamble Through the power given him from God, the Roman Pontiff has been appointed to administer spiritual and temporal punishments…

Pope Leo X

Decrees of the First Vatican Council

INTRODUCTION This council was summoned by Pope Pius IX by the bull Aeterni Patris of 29 June 1868. The first…

Council Fathers

Deiparae Virginis Mariae

To the Patriarchs Primates, Archbishops, and other Ordinaries at Peace and in Communion with the Apostolic See.* The Christian people…

Pope Pius XII

Democracy And A Lasting Peace

1. "But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared" (St. Paul's Epistle to Titus, Chap. 3, 4th…

Pope Pius XII

Depuis Le Jour

To Our Venerable Brothers the Archbishops, Bishops and Clergy of France. Venerable Brothers, Dearly Beloved Sons: 1. Since the day…

Pope Leo XIII

Dignum Arbitramur et Congruum

1255, septiembre, 22.¬† Bula de Alejandro IV en que concede validez universal a los grados otorgados por la Universidad de…

Pope Alexander IV