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Documents (91)TypeDateDescending
Ad resurgendum cum Christo English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation

 funeral 

Instruction2016.08.15
Iuvenescit Ecclesia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church

 charismatic 

Curial Letter2016.05.15
Pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Note2012.01.06
Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter English Italiano (Italian)

 Anglican Church 

Decree2012.01.01
For developing guidelines for dealing with cases of sexual abuse of minors perpetrated by clerics English français (French)

 sexual abuse 

Circular Letter2011.05.03
For the presentation of the Circular letter to Episcopal Conferences concerning Guidelines for dealing with cases of sexual abuse of minors perpetrated by clerics English français (French)

 sexual abuse 

Curial Letter2011.05.03
Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham English

 Anglican Church 

Decree2011.01.15
On the trivilization of sexuality regarding certain interpretations of 'Light of the World' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bioethics 

Norms2010.12.21
On the banalization of sexuality and certain interpretations of 'Light of the World' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Note2010.12.20
On the association Opus Angelorum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Circular Letter2010.10.02
On the modifications introduced in Normae de gravioribus delictis English Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Curial Letter2010.05.21
New norms on the more grave delicts English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 canon law   doctrine 

Norms2010.05.21
A brief introduction to the modifications made in the Normae de gravioribus delictis English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note2010.05.21
The norms of the Motu Proprio “Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela”: Historical introduction English Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note2010.05.21
Complementary Norms for the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Anglican Church   diocese 

Norms2009.11.04
On personal ordinariates for Anglicans entering the Catholic Church Italiano (Italian)

 Anglican Church 

Note2009.10.20
Clarification on procured abortion English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 abortion 

Note2009.07.11
Dignitas Personæ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain bioethical questions

 bioethics 

Instruction2008.09.08
Responses to questions on the validity of baptism with certain formulas English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 baptism 

Document2008.02.01
General Decree regarding the delict of attempted sacred ordination of a woman English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 woman 

Decree2007.12.19
Doctrinal note on some aspects of evangelization English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 evangelization 

Note2007.12.03
Responses to questions on artificial nutrition and hydration English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 bioethics   euthanasia   USA 

Document2007.08.01
Commentary on the responses to questions on artificial nutrition and hydration English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bioethics   euthanasia   USA 

Note2007.08.01
Responses to some questions regarding certain aspects of the Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 ecclesiology   ecumenism   Vatican II 

Document2007.06.29
Commentary on 'Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecclesiology   ecumenism 

Note2007.06.29
Documenta inde a Concilio Vaticano Secundo expleto edita (1966-2005)

 doctrine 

Directory2007.01.03
Notification on the works of Father Jon Sobrino, S.J. English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 liberation theology 

Document2006.11.26
Explanatory Note on the Notification on the works of Father Jon Sobrino, S.J. English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 liberation theology 

Note2006.11.26
Note regarding the Minister of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 anointing 

Note2005.02.11
Notification regarding the book 'Jesus Symbol of God' of Fr Roger Haight, S.J. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Christology 

Document2004.12.13
On the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the world English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 woman 

Curial Letter2004.05.31
Concerning the use of low-gluten altar breads and mustum as matter for the celebration of the Eucharist English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Circular Letter2003.07.24
Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 homosexuality 

Document2003.06.03
On the attempted ordination of some Catholic women English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Decree2002.12.20
Doctrinal note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 politics   social 

Note2002.11.24
Excommunication regarding the attempted priestly ordination of some Catholic women by a schismatic Bishop English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Decree2002.08.05
Note on the force of the Doctrinal Decrees concerning the thought and work of Fr Antonio Rosmini Serbati English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Note2001.07.01
Response to a ‘Dubium’ on the validity of Baptism conferred by 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 Mormonism 

Document2001.06.05
On the more serious offenses («graviora delicta») reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English latine (Latin)

 doctrine   sexual abuse 

Curial Letter2001.05.18
Comments on the Notification regarding certain writings of Fr. Marciano Vidal, C.Ss.R. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 moral 

Note2001.05.15
On the preparation of the process for the dissolution of the marriage bond in favour of the faith English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 marriage 

Norms2001.04.30
Commentary on the Notification regarding the book 'Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism' by Fr. Jacques Dupuis, S.J. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 inter-religious dialogue 

Note2001.03.12
Notification regarding certain writings of Fr. Marciano Vidal, C.Ss.R. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 moral 

Document2001.02.22
Notification on the book 'Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism' by Fr. Jacques Dupuis, S.J. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 inter-religious dialogue 

Document2001.01.24
Notification concerning some writings of Professor Dr Reinhard Meßner español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)Document2000.11.30
Ardens felicitatis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Instruction on prayers for healing

 healing 

Instruction2000.09.14
Dominus Iesus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the unicity and salvific universality of Jesus Christ and the Church

 ecclesiology 

Declaration2000.08.06
Note on the expression 'Sister Churches' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecclesiology   Orthodox Church 

Note2000.06.30
Documents regarding 'The Message of Fatima' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Fatima   Mary 

Document2000.06.26
On bishops and priests ordained secretly in the Czech Republic English

 Czech Republic 

Declaration2000.02.14
On the 'clandestine Church' in the Czech Republic Italiano (Italian)

 Czech Republic 

Declaration2000.02.11
Notification regarding Sr. Jeannine Gramick, S.S.N.D., and Fr. Robert Nugent, S.D.S.

 doctrine 

Document1999.05.31
Considerations on the Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the mystery of the Church English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 ecclesiology 

Document1998.10.31
Formula to be used for the profession of faith and for the oath of fidelity to assume an office to be exercised in the name of the Church with the Illustrative doctrinal Note of the conclusive formula of Professio fidei English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Document1998.06.29
Notification concerning the writings of Father Anthony De Mello, S.J. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 Christology   inter-religious dialogue 

Document1998.06.24
Ecclesiæ de mysterio English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the collaboration of the non-ordained faithful in the sacred ministry of priests

 laity   Mass   priest 

Instruction1997.08.15
Ratio Agendi English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Regulations for doctrinal examination

 doctrine 

Norms1997.05.30
Notification concerning the text Mary and Human Liberation by Father Tissa Balasuriya English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1997.01.02
Concerning the Reply of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Teaching Contained in the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Document1995.10.28
Responsum ad propositum dubium concerning the teaching contained in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Note1995.10.28
Notification on the writings and activities of Mrs. Vassula Ryden English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1995.10.06
Concerning the use of mustum and low-gluten hosts for priests, deacons and the faithful in the celebration of Mass English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eucharist   Mass 

Circular Letter1995.06.19
Annus internationalis familiæ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the reception of the Holy Communion by the divorced and remarried members of the faithful

 divorce   Holy Communion   marriage 

Curial Letter1994.09.14
Norms for the Use of Low-Gluten Bread and Mustum English

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Norms1994.08.22
Responses to questions proposed concerning uterine isolation and related matters English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bioethics 

Document1993.07.31
Notification on the validity of Baptism conferred in the The New Church español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Note1992.11.20
Some considerations concerning the response to legislative proposals on the non-discrimination of homosexual persons English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 homosexuality 

Document1992.07.23
On the doctrine and customs of the Association Opus Angelorum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Decree1992.06.06
Communionis notio English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On some aspects of the Church understood as Communion

 ecclesiology 

Curial Letter1992.05.28
On some aspects of the use of the instruments of social communication in promoting the doctrine of the faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication 

Instruction1992.03.30
Note on the book 'The Sexual Creators, An Ethical proposal for Concerned Christians' by Fr. André Guindon, O.M.I. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1992.01.31
Notification on the validity of Baptism conferred in the Christian Community of Rudolf Steiner español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Note1991.03.09
Regarding Doctrinal Commissions English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Curial Letter1990.11.23
Donum veritatis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the ecclesial vocation of the theologian

 theologian 

Instruction1990.05.24
Orationis formas English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On certain aspects of the Christian meditation

 meditation   new age 

Curial Letter1989.10.15
Regarding 'The moral norm of Humanae vitae and pastoral duty' English Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1989.02.16
On the doctrinal authority of the Instruction Donum Vitae español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 bioethics   pro-life 

Document1988.12.21
Observations on ARCIC II's 'Salvation and the Church' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Anglican Church 

Document1988.11.18
Regarding the excommunication of those who divulge confessions English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 penance 

Decree1988.09.23
Formula to be used for the profession of faith and for the oath of fidelity to assume an office to be exercised in the name of the Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Document1988.07.01
Donum vitæ English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On respect for human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation

 bioethics   pro-life 

Instruction1987.02.22
Homosexualitatis problema English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the pastoral care of homosexual persons

 bioethics   homosexuality 

Curial Letter1986.10.01
Notification on the book 'Pleidooi voor mensen in de kerk: Christelijke identiteit en ambten in de kerk' by Professor Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1986.09.15
Regarding certain writings attributed to György Bulányi español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Curial Letter1986.09.01
Regarding the suspension of Father Carlo Curran from the teaching of Theology

 doctrine 

Curial Letter1986.07.25
Libertatis conscientia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On Christian freedom and liberation

 freedom   liberation theology   social 

Instruction1986.03.22
Inde Ab Aliquot Annis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Regarding norms on Exorcism

 exorcism 

Curial Letter1985.09.29
Irreconcilability between Christian Faith and Freemasonry - Reflections a Year After Declaration of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 freemasonry 

Document1985.03.11
Notification on the Book 'Church: Charism and Power. Essay on Militant Ecclesiology' by Father Leonardo Boff, O.F.M. English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1985.03.11
Libertatis nuntius English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain aspects of the 'Theology of Liberation'

 liberation theology 

Instruction1984.08.06
Regarding Father Edward Schillebeeckx's book Kerkelijk Ambt English español (Spanish) français (French)

 doctrine 

Curial Letter1984.06.13

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details

Documents (23)TypeDateDescending
Decisions on the translation of the article 'Carnis resurrectionem' of the Apostolic Symbol español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Document1983.12.14
On Masonic associations English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 freemasonry 

Declaration1983.11.26
Regarding the 'Work of the Angels' español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine 

Curial Letter1983.09.24
Sacerdotium ministeriale English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the minister of the Eucharist

 Eucharist 

Curial Letter1983.08.06
Replies to questions on the interpretation of the decree 'Ecclesiae Pastorum' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 ecclesiology 

Document1983.07.07
Notification regarding Rev. Georges de Nantes español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 doctrine 

Note1983.05.13
Notification regarding the canonical penalties incurred by Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô-dinh-Thuc and other completely illicit ordinations English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 doctrine   Vietnam 

Note1983.03.12
Pastoralis actio français (French)
On infant baptism

 baptism 

Instruction1980.10.20
Iura et bona English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On euthanasia

 bioethics   euthanasia   pro-life 

Declaration1980.05.05
Recentiores episcoporum Synodi français (French)
On certain questions regarding Eschatology

 eschatology 

Curial Letter1979.05.17
Norms regarding the manner of proceedings in the discernment of presumed apparitions or revelations English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 apparition   Mary 

Norms1978.02.25
On impotency which renders nullity to marriages

 marriage 

Decree1977.05.13
Inter Insigniores English
Declaration on the Question of Admission Of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood

 priest   woman 

Declaration1976.10.15
Persona humana English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain questions concerning sexual ethics

 bioethics 

Declaration1975.12.29
Quæstio de abortu English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On procured abortion

 abortion   bioethics   pro-life 

Declaration1974.11.18
Instruction on the Solution of Marriage in Favour of the Faithful

 marriage 

Instruction1973.12.06
Procedural Norms for the Dissolution of Marriage in Favour of the Faithful

 marriage 

Norms1973.12.06
On the indissolubility of marriage and the admission of those living in irregular unions to sacraments

 marriage 

Circular Letter1973.04.11
Pastoral Norms concerning the administration of General Sacramental Absolution English

 penance 

Norms1972.06.16
On particles of the consecrated hosts English

 Eucharist   Mass 

Declaration1972.05.02
On the necessity to establish the doctrinal Commissions in the Episcopal Conferences

 doctrine   episcopal conference 

Instruction1967.02.23
Cum œcumenicum concilium latine (Latin)
On certain sentences and possible errors on the interpretation of the decrees of the Second Vatican Council

 Vatican II 

Circular Letter1966.07.24
Matrimonii sacramentum
On mixed marriages

 marriage 

Instruction1966.03.18

Commission of Roman and Universal Inquisition Details

Documents (1)TypeDateDescending
Lamentabili sane / Syllabus of Errors English

 doctrine 

Decree1907.07.03

Related Documents

Documents (16)TypeAuthorDateDescending
To participants in the Plenary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Francis2016.01.29
To the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Orthodox Church 

SpeechPope Francis2015.01.30
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Francis2014.01.31
To participants in the Plenary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Benedict XVI2012.01.27
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Benedict XVI2010.01.15
To participants in the Plenary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Benedict XVI2008.01.31
To the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Benedict XVI2006.02.10
Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Concerning the More Grave Delicts Reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 doctrine   sexual abuse 

Motu ProprioSaint Pope John Paul II2001.04.30
General Regulations of the Roman Curia Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

NormsSecretariat of State1994.04.30
General Regulations of the Roman Curia Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

NormsSecretariat of State1992.02.04
Pastor bonus / The Good Shepherd English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Roman Curia

 canon law   Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionSaint Pope John Paul II1988.06.28
Regimini Ecclesiæ universæ / Government of the Universal Church Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Roman Curia

 cardinal   pope   Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionBlessed Pope Paul VI1967.08.15
Integræ servandæ Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 Roman Curia 

Motu ProprioBlessed Pope Paul VI1965.12.07
Alloquentes proxime Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Supressing the Congregation of the Index and transferring its function to the Holy Office, and transferring the section Indulgences from the Holy Office to the Apostolic Penitentiary

 Roman Curia 

Motu ProprioPope Benedict XV1917.03.25
Immensa latine (Latin)
Establishing the dicasteries of the Roman Curia

 Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionPope Sixtus V1588.02.11
Licet ab initio
Establishing the Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition

 Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionPope Paul III1542.07.21

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