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  • Ad Tuendam Fidem - Issued motu proprio by Pope John Paul II on 28 May, 1998. Amends canon law. Preceded by a brief explanation of why this was necessary.
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  • Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities - Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Promulgated 15 August, 1990. Spells out the pope's vision for what a Catholic university should be. 98K.
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  • Apostolic Letter for the Fourth Centenary of the Union of Brest - Issued 12 November, 1995. Commemorates the reunion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church with Rome.
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  • Apostolos Suos - Apostolic Letter on the Theological and Juridical Nature of Episcopal Conferences, issued motu proprio 21 May, 1998.
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  • Augustinum Hipponensem - Apostolic Letter on St. Augustine, issued in 1986 on the sixteenth centenary of Augustine's conversion.
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  • Catechesi Tradendae - Apostolic Exhortation, issued in 1979, on catechesis in our time. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Catechesi Tradendae - Apostolic Exhortation, issued in 1979, on catechesis in our time. Calls for "a certain broadening" of the concept of catechesis, and says that everyone needs to be catechized. All in one file. 163K.
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  • Centesimus Annus - Encyclical on the one hundredth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. Promulgated 1 May, 1991. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each chapter in its own file.
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  • Centesimus Annus - Encyclical, On the Hundredth Anniversary of "Rerum Novarum." Promulgated 1 May, 1991. A reflection on a century of Catholic social teaching, and how it may be carried forward. All in one file. 164K.
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  • Christifideles Laici - Apostolic Exhortation on the vocation and the mission of the lay faithful in the Church and in the world. Promulgated 30 December, 1988. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Cursillos de Cristiandad - Address of the Pope to the Cursillos de Cristiandad movement on Saturday, 29 july 2000.
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  • Dives in Misericordia - Full text of the 1980 encyclical On the Mercy of God, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Dives in Misericordia - Encyclical, On the Mercy of God. Promulgated 30 November, 1980. All in one file. 107K.
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  • Dominicae Cenae - On the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist. Promulgated 24 February, 1980. 71K.
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  • Dominum et Vivificantem - Encyclical on the Holy Spirit, promulgated 18 May, 1986. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each chapter in its own file.
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  • Dominum et Vivificantem - Encyclical on the Holy Spirit, promulgated 18 May, 1986. Has some hyperlinks to articles in the Catholic Encyclopedia. All in one file. 186K.
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  • Ecclesia Dei - Apostolic Letter declares that Archbishop Lefebvre and other leaders of the Society of St. Pius X are excommunicated, along with those who formally adhere to this schism. Given motu proprio 2 July, 1988.
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  • Ecclesia in Africa - Apostolic Exhortation, given 14 September, 1995. To all the faithful in Africa, on the Church in Africa's evangelizing mission. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Ecclesia in America - Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, to all the faithful in the Americas, on the way to conversion and solidarity. Given 22 January, 1999. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Ecclesia in Asia - Apostolic Exhortation, given 6 November, 1999. Addressed to all the faithful in Asia. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Evangelium Vitae - Encyclical on the value and inviolability of human life. At the Vatican. Uses Microsoft-only characters, is 355K, and you can't read anything until it's done loading.
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  • Evangelium Vitae - Encyclical on the value and inviolability of human life. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file. No footnotes.
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  • Evangelium Vitae - Encyclical on the value and inviolability of human life. Promulgated 25 March, 1995. All in one file. 284K.
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  • Familiaris Consortio - Apostolic Exhortation addressed to all the faithful, on the role of the Christian family in the modern world. Given 22 November, 1981. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Familiaris Consortio - Apostolic Exhortation on the role of the Christian family in the modern world. Given 22 November, 1981. All in one file. 214K.
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  • Fides et Ratio - Encyclical on the relationship between faith and reason. Promulgated 14 September, 1998. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Laborem Exercens - Encyclical on human work, issued on the ninetieth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Laborem Exercens - Encyclical on human work, promulgated 14 September, 1981. All in one file. 130K.
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  • Letter to Artists - Easter Sunday, 4 April, 1999. On the vocation of the artist to create beauty in the service of God and humanity.
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  • Letter to the Elderly, 1999 - Reflections on aging, sickness, and death.
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  • Master in the Faith - Apostolic Letter for the Fourth Centenary of the Death of St. John of the Cross. Given 14 December, 1990.
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  • Message to Children for Christmas 1994 - Pope John Paul II wrote this special letter to children everywhere.
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  • On Disarmament - Message to the General Assembly of the United Nations stating that disarmament efforts cannot concern only some countries or be centered on one type of weapon. 1988.
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  • On the Catholic Universities - Mi e Particolarmente. The address of Pope John Paul II To the Third International Meeting of Catholic Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning, 25 April, 1989.
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  • Orientale Lumen - Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, marking the centenary of Orientalium Dignitas. On the Churches of the East. Given 2 May, 1995. 77K.
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  • Pastores Dabo Vobis - Apostolic Exhortation on the formation of priests in the circumstances of the present day, issued 25 March, 1992. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Pastores Dabo Vobis - Apostolic Exhortation on the formation of priests in the circumstances of the present day. Given 25 March, 1992. All in one file. 352K, and you cannot begin reading until page has fully loaded.
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  • Pope John Paul II - Writings, homilies, and speeches from the past six years, at Catholic Information Network. Subsections for encyclicals, Angelus messages, and weekly general audiences. Older documents available in plain text or as zip files.
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  • Reconciliatio et Paenitentia - Apostolic Exhortation on reconciliation and penance in the mission of the Church today. Given 2 December, 1984. All in one file. 206K.
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  • Reconciliatio et Paenitentia - Apostolic Exhortation on reconciliation and penance in the mission of the Church today. Given 2 December, 1984. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Redemptionis Donum - Apostolic Exhortation to men and women religious on their consecration in the light of the mystery of the Redemption. Given 25 March, 1984. All in one file. 86K.
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  • Redemptionis Donum - Apostolic Exhortation to men and women religious on their consecration in the light of the mystery of the redemption. Given 25 March, 1984. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Redemptor Hominis - Encyclical promulgated 4 March, 1979. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Redemptoris Custos - Guardian of the Redeemer. Apostolic Exhortation on St. Joseph, promulgated 15 August, 1989. All in one file. 61K.
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  • Redemptoris Custos - Apostolic Exhortation on the person and mission of St. Joseph in the life of Christ and of the Church. Given 15 August, 1989. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Redemptoris Mater - Encyclical "Mother of the Redeemer," promulgated 25 March, 1987. A reflection on the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Church. All in one file. 166K.
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  • Redemptoris Mater - Encyclical on the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the pilgrim Church. Promulgated 25 March, 1987. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Redemptoris Missio - Encyclical on the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate. Promulgated 7 December, 1990. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Sapientia Christiana - Apostolic Constitution on ecclesiastical universities and faculties. Deals particularly with faculties with a mandate to teach theology. Given 15 April, 1979. 112K.
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  • Slavorum Apostoli - Encyclical in commemoration of the eleventh centenary of the evangelizing work of SS. Cyril and Methodius. Promulgated 2 June, 1985. All in one file. 80K.
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  • Slavorum Apostoli - Encyclical on SS. Cyril and Methodius. Promulgated 2 June, 1985. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each chapter in its own file.
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  • Sollicitudo Rei Socialis - Encyclical commemorating the twentieth anniversary of Populorum Progressio. Promulgated 30 December, 1987. Catholic social teaching. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each chapter in its own file.
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  • To Canadian Bishops of Ontario - 4 May, 1999. Partly in English, part French.
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  • Truth in the Magisterium - Con Viva. Address to the Second International Congress on Moral Theology. Upholds Humanae Vitae. 12 November, 1988.
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  • Universi Dominici Gregis - Apostolic Constitution promulgated on 22 February 1996. Defines the procedure of papal elections.
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  • Ut Unum Sint - Encyclical on commitment to ecumenism, promulgated 25 May, 1995. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Veritatis Splendor - Encyclical on moral theology, promulgated 6 August, 1993. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each section in its own file.
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  • Veritatis Splendor - Encyclical regarding certain fundamental questions of the Church's moral teaching. Promulgated 6 August, 1993. All in one file. 262K.
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  • Vita Consecrata - Apostolic Exhortation on the consecrated life and its mission in the Church and in the world. Given 25 March, 1996. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
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  • Vita Consecrata - Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the consecrated life and its mission in the Church and the world. Given 25 March, 1996. All in one file. 276K. Uses Microsoft-only characters.
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