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DOCUMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - Subject Index

Latin-English Titles - Compiled by Alex Matua


Catholic EncyclopaediaCatechism of the Catholic ChurchNew American BibleThe VaticanAlphabetical Index

NOTE:
You can retrieve the following documents directly from the Vatican Site. This index is a work in progress. It is comprehensive but not exhaustive. We appreciate suggestions, comments and criticisms etc. Please e-mail your suggestions, criticisms and comments to the Webmaster.

CCC = Catechism of the Catholic Church | CDF = Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith | CCE = Congregation for Catholic Education
CIC = Code of Canon Law | PCSC = Pontifical Council for Social Communication



ABORTION & HUMAN LIFE

  • Declaration on Procured Abortion (CDF, 1974)
  • Declaration on Euthanasia (CDF, 1980)
  • Salvifici Doloris - On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering (John Paul II, 1984)
  • CDF Instruction on Respect for Human Life (CDF, 1987)
  • On Combating Abortion and Euthanasia (John Paul II, 1991)
  • Evangelium Vitae - On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life (John Paul II, 1995)

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THE CHURCH IN AFRICA

  • Ecclesia in Africa - The Church in Africa (John Paul II, September 14, 1995)
  • Fidei Donum - On the Condition of Catholic Missions (1957)

Related Links

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THE CHURCH IN NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

  • Sublimus Dei - On the treatment of Indians (1537)
  • Quam Aerumnosa - On Italian Immigrants (1888)
  • Lacrimabili Statu - On the Indians of South America (1912)
  • Sertum Laetitiae - 150th Anniversary of US Hierarchy (1939)
  • Ecclesia in America - The Church in America (John Paul II, January 22, 1999)

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SACRED MUSIC

  • Musicae Sacrae - On Sacred Music (Pius XII, 1955)
  • Mediator Dei - On the Sacred Liturgy (Pius XII, 1947)
  • Sacrosanctum Concilium - Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Vatican II )

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THE CHURCH IN ASIA

  • Ad Sinarum Gentem - On the Supranationality of the Church (1954)
  • Ad Apostolorum Principis - On Communism and the Church in China (1958)
  • Ecclesia in Asia - The Church in Asia (John Paul II, November 6, 1999)

Related Links

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SACRED SCRIPTURES

  • Providentissimus Deus - On the Study of Holy Scripture (1893)
  • Spiritus Paraclitus - On St. Jerome (1920)
  • Divino Afflante Spiritu - Promotion of Biblical Studies (1943)
  • Dei Verbum - Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Vatican II )

Related Links


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CATHOLIC CATECHISM

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

Related Links



CATHOLIC BISHOPS

  • Christus Dominus (The Pastoral Office of Bishops)
     

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THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH

  • Unam Sanctam - On the primacy of the Pope (Boniface VIII, 1302)
  • Mystici Corporis - The Mystical Body of Christ (Pius XII, 1943)
  • Ad Sinarum Gentem - On the Supranationality of the Church (Pius XII, 1954)
  • Ecclesiam Suam - The Church's Contemporary Mission (Paul VI, 1964)
  • Lumen Gentium - Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Vatican II )
  • Credo of the People of God (Paul VI, 1968)

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THE CODE OF CANON LAW


SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

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WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY MESSAGES SINCE 1967

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SOCIALISM & COMMUNISM

  • Quod Apostolici Muneris - On Socialism (Leo XIII, 1878)
  • Divini Redemptoris - On Atheistic Communism (Pius XI, 1937)
  • Ad Apostolorum Principis - On Communism and the Church in China (Pius XII, 1958)
  • Instruction on Certain Aspects of the 'Theology of Liberation' (CDF, 1984)

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EASTERN CHURCHES

  • Ex Quo - On the Euchologion (Benedict XIV, 1756)
  • Christi Nomen - On the Propagation of Faith and Eastern Churches (Leo XIII, 1894)
  • Orientales Omnes Ecclesias - On the Reunion of the Ruthenian Church with Rome (Pius XII, 1945)
  • Orientalium Ecclesiarum - Eastern Rite Catholic Churches (Vatican II)

LOVE - CARITAS

 


MISSION OF THE CHURCH

  • Christi Nomen - On the Propagation of Faith (Leo XIII, 1894)
  • Acerbo Nimis - On Teaching Christian Doctrine (Pius X, 1905)
  • Humani Generis Redemptionem - On Preaching the Word of God (Benedict XV, 1917)
  • Rappresentati in Terra - On Christian Education (Pius XI, 1929)
  • Evangelii Praecones - On Promotion of Catholic Missions (Pius XII, 1951)
  • Fidei Donum - On the Condition of Catholic Missions (Pius XII, 1957)
  • Princeps Pastorum - On the Missions, Native Clergy, and Lay Participation (John XXIII, 1959)
  • Gravissimum Educationis - On Christian Education (Vatican II)
  • Ad Gentes Divinitus (Vatican II: The Church's Missionary Activity)
  • General Catechetical Directory (Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, 1971)
  • Evangelii Nuntiandi - Evangelization in the Modern World (Paul VI, 1975)
  • Sapienta Christiana- On Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties (John Paul II, 1979)
  • Ex Corde Ecclesiae (Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities (John Paul II, 1990)
  • Redemptoris Missio - The Mission of the Redeemer (John Paul II, December 7, 1990)

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ENCYCLICALS & OTHER PAPAL DOCUMENTS

Benedict XVI

 

John Paul II

Paul VI

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ERRORS & HERESY

  • Quanta Cura - Condemning Current Errors (Pius IX, 1864)
  • Pius IX's Syllabus of Errors (1864)
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis - On the Doctrine of the Modernists (Pius X, 1907)
  • Lamentabili Sane - Syllabus of Errors (Pius X, 1907)
  • Anni Sacri - On Combating Atheistic Propaganda (Pius XII, 1950)
  • Humani Generis - Concerning Some False Opinions (Pius XII, 1950)
  • Regulations for Doctrinal Examination (CDF, 1997)

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THE HOLY EUCHARIST

  • Mysterium Fidei - On the Holy Eucharist (Paul VI, 1965)
  • Dominicae Cenae - On Worship of the Eucharist (John Paul II, 1980)
  • Inaestimabile Donum - Instructions on Worship of the Eucharist (John Paul II, 1980)

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THE CHURCH IN EUROPE

  • Licet Multa - On Catholics in Belgium (Leo XIII, 1881)
  • Etsi Nos - On Conditions in Italy (Leo XIII, 1882)
  • Cum Multa - On Conditions in Spain (Leo XIII, 1882)
  • Nobilissima Gallorum Gens - On the Religious Question in France (Leo XIII, 1884)
  • Gravissimo Officii Munere - On French Associations of Worship (Pius X, 1906)
  • Mit Brennender Sorge - The Church and the German Reich (Pius XI, 1937)
  • Saeculo Exeeunte Octavo - On the Independence of Portugal (Pius XII, 1940)
  • Luctuosissimi Eventus - On Prayers for the People of Hungary (Pius XII, 1956)
  • Datis Nuperrime - On Condemning the Ruthless Use of Force in Hungary (Pius XII, 1956)
  • Ecclesia in Europa - The Church in Europe (John Paul II, June 28, 2003)

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JESUS CHRIST & CHRISTOLOGY

  • Quas Primas - The Feast of Christ the King (1925)
  • Sempiternus Rex Christus - On the Council of Chalcedon (1951)
  • Haurietis Aquas - On Devotion to the Sacred Heart (1956)
  • Dominus Iesus - (John Paul II)

Related Commentaries/Critiques

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THE LAITY

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THE SACRED LITURGY

  • Mediator Dei - On the Sacred Liturgy (Pius XII, 1947)
  • Musicae Sacrae - On Sacred Music (Pius XII, 1955)
  • Sacrosanctum Concilium - Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Vatican II )

Related Websites:

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MARRIAGE & THE FAMILY

  • Arcanum - On Christian Marriage and the Evils of Divorce (Leo XIII, 1880)
  • Casti Connubii - On Chastity in Marriage (Pius XI, 1930)
  • Humanae Vitae - On the Regulation of Birth (Paul VI, 1968)
  • Familiaris Consortio - On the Family (John Paul II, 1981)
  • Charter of Rights of the Family (1983)
  • Television and the Family (John Paul II, 1994)
  • Letter to Families (John Paul II, 1994)

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MARY & MARIOLOGY

  • Ineffabilis Deus - On the Immaculate Conception (Pius IX, 1854)
  • Supremi Apostolatus Officio - On Devotion of the Rosary (Leo XIII, 1883)
  • Deiparae Virginis Mariae - Query on the Assumption (Pius XII, 1946)
  • Fulgens Corona - Proclaiming a Marian Year (Pius XII, 1953)
  • Ad Caeli Reginam - Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary (Pius XII, 1954)
  • Signum Magnam - On Our Lady (Paul VI, 1967)
  • Marianus Cultus - On Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Paul VI, 1974)
  • Redemptoris Mater - On the Blessed Virgin Mary (John Paul II, 1987)

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MASONIC GROUPS

  • Humanum Genus - On Freemasonry (Leo XIII, 1884)
  • Declaration on Masonic Associations (Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, 1983)

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MISSION

  • Redemptoris Missio - The Mission of the Redeemer (John Paul II, 1990)

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MORAL TEACHINGS/MORALITY

  • Libertas - On the Nature of Human Liberty (Leo XIII, 1888)
  • Veritatis Splendor - On the Church's Moral Teaching (John Paul II, 1993)

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ECUMENISM, NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS & TRADITIONS

  • A Quo Primum - On Jews and Christians Living in the Same Place ( Benedict XIV, 1751)
  • Unitatis Redintegratio - Decree on Ecumenism (Vatican II )
  • Nostra Aetate - On Non-Christian Religions (Vatican II )
  • Dignitatis Humanae - Declaration on Religious Freedom (Vatican II )
  • Ut Unum Sint - On Christian Unity (John Paul II, 1995)

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PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY

  • Aeterni Patris - Restoration of Christian Philosophy (Leo XIII, 1879)
  • Fides et Ratio - On the Relationship Between Faith and Reason (John Paul II, 1998)

 

CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD

 

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CONSECRATED LIFE

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HUMAN SEXUALITY

  • Casti Connubii - On Chastity in Marriage (Pius XI, 1930)
  • Sacra Virginitas - On Consecrated Virginity (Pius XII, 1954)
  • Humanae Vitae - On the Regulation of Birth (Paul VI, 1968)
  • Questions of Sexual Ethics (CDF, 1975)
  • On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (CDF, 1987)
  • The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education within the Family (1995)
  • Always Our Children:
    A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers (US Catholic Bishops, 1997, 1998)

RELATED

 

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SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Sublimus Dei - On the treatment of Indians (Paul III, 1537)
  • Vix Pervenit - On Usury and Other Dishonest Profit (Benedict XIV, 1745)
  • In Supremo Apostolatus - Condemning the Slave Trade (Gregory XVI, 1839)
  • In Plurimus - On the Abolition of Slavery (Leo XIII, 1888)
  • Rerum Novarum - On the Condition of the Working Classes (Leo XII, 1891)
  • Quadragesimo Anno - Reconstruction of the Social Order (Pius XI, 1931)
  • Mater et Magistra - Christianity and Social Progress (John XXIII, 1961)
  • Pacem in Terris - Peace on Earth (John XXIII, 1963)
  • Gaudium et Spes - The Church in the Modern World (Vatican II, 1965)
  • Dignitatis Humanae - Declaration on Religious Freedom (Vatican II, 1965)
  • Populorum Progressio - On the Development of Peoples (Paul VI, 1967)
  • Instruction on Certain Aspects of the 'Theology of Liberation' (CDF, 1984)
  • Economic Justice for All (US Catholic Bishops, 1986)
  • Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concerns; John Paul II, 1987)
  • Centesimus Annus - On the 100th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum (John Paul II, 1991)
  • Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice (US Catholic Bishops, 1998)

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WOMEN IN CHURCH & SOCIETY

  • Inter Insignores - On Women in the Priesthood (CDF, 1976)
  • Mulieris Dignitatem - On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (John Paul II, 1988)
  • Ordinatio Sacerdotalis - On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone (CDF, 1994)
  • To the Women of the World (John Paul II, 1995)


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