This is an index of files of recent “Papal Documents”. Our Document Library as of December 26, 2012 is in its infancy stages but will be growing at a steady pace. Check back Daily for additions.

Motu Proprio

APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED ‘MOTU PROPRIO’ OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI ON THE SERVICE OF CHARITY   Introduction “The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia) and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable” (Deus Caritas […]

Magnum Principium

Apostolic Letter in the form of Motu Proprio “Magnum Principium” Quibus nonnulla in can. 838 Codicis Iuris Canonici immutantur, 09.09.2017   Text of the Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio “Magnum Principium” Quibus nonnulla in can. 838 Codicis Iuris Canonici immutantur Note on canon 838 of the Code of Canon Law Comment on the Motu Proprio by the secretary of the […]

Proclamation of St John of Avila and St Hildegarde of Bingen as "Doctors of the Church" - [Homily], by Pope Benedict XVI, October 7, 2012

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, 7 October 2012 Dear Brother Bishops, Dear brothers and sisters, With this solemn concelebration we open the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith. This theme reflects a programmatic […]

CARITAS IN VERITATE

ENCYCLICAL LETTER CARITAS IN VERITATE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS THE LAY FAITHFUL AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL ON INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN CHARITY AND TRUTH INTRODUCTION 1. Charity in truth, to which Jesus Christ bore witness by his earthly life and especially […]