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Instructions from the Roman Curia

Instructions from the Roman Curia (73)AuthorDateDescending
Ecclesiæ Sponsæ Imago English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Order of Virgins

 virgin 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life2018.06.08
On studies of canon law in light of the reform of cases regarding the nullity of marriage español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 marriage 

Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions)2018.04.28
Cor Orans English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)
Implementing Instruction of the Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei Quaerere, on woman's contemplative life

 religious 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life2018.04.01
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 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith2016.08.15
Universæ Ecclesiæ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the application of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum

 Tridentine 

Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”2011.04.30
Dignitas Personæ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain bioethical questions

 bioethics 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith2008.09.08
The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church / The service of authority and obedience English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life2008.05.11
Sanctorum Mater English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) français (French)
On conducting diocesan Inquiries in the Causes of Saints

 saints 

Congregation for the Causes of Saints2007.05.17
On the criteria for the discernment of vocations with regard to persons with homosexual tendencies in view of their admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 homosexuality   seminary 

Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions)2005.11.04
Dignitas connubii English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
To diocesan and interdiocesan tribunals in handling causes of nullity of marriage

 marriage 

Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts2005.01.25
Erga migrantes caritas Christi / The love of Christ towards migrants English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 migrant 

Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People2004.05.03
Redemptionis sacramentum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist

 Eucharist   Mass 

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments2004.03.25
The Priest, Pastor and Leader of the Parish Community English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 parish   priest 

Congregation for Clergy2002.08.04
Starting Afresh from Christ: A Renewed Commitment to Consecrated Life in the Third Millennium English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life2002.05.19
On the sending abroad and sojourn of diocesan priests from mission territories English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 mission 

Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples2001.06.12
On the conferment of papal honours Italiano (Italian)

 papal honour 

Secretariat of State2001.05.13
Liturgiam authenticam / Authentic Liturgy English latine (Latin)
Fifth Instruction for the Right Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council

 Bible   liturgy   Mass 

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments2001.03.28
Ardens felicitatis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Instruction on prayers for healing

 healing 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith2000.09.14
Verbi Sponsa English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the contemplative life and the enclosure of nuns

 religious 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life1999.05.13
On Inter-Institute Collaboration for Formation English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious   seminary 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life1998.12.08
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 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Congregation for Clergy, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Congregation for Bishops, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life, Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts1997.08.15
Instruction on Diocesan Synods English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 diocese 

Congregation for Bishops1997
On the admission to seminary of candidates coming from other seminaries or religious families English

 seminary 

Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions)1996.03.08
Instruction for Applying the Liturgical Prescriptions of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches English

 Eastern Churches   liturgy 

Congregation for the Oriental Churches1996.01.06
Varietates legitimæ / Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy English English
Fourth Instruction on the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy

 inculturation   liturgy   Mass 

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments1994.01.25
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 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1992.03.30
Ætatis novæ English español (Spanish)
On social communications on the 20th anniversary of Communio et Progressio

 communication 

Pontifical Council for Social Communications1992.02.22
Donum veritatis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the ecclesial vocation of the theologian

 theologian 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1990.05.24
Potissimum Institutioni Italiano (Italian)
On formation in religious institutes

 religious 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life1990.02.02
Directives on Formation English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life1990.02.02
On the study of the Fathers of the Church in the formation of priests English

 seminary 

Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions)1989.11.10
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 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1987.02.22
Libertatis conscientia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On Christian freedom and liberation

 freedom   liberation theology   social 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1986.03.22
Libertatis nuntius English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain aspects of the 'Theology of Liberation'

 liberation theology 

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1984.08.06
Essential Elements in the Church’s Teaching on Religious Life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Sacred Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes1983.05.31
Pastoralis actio français (French)
On infant baptism

 baptism 

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1980.10.20
Inæstimabile donum English
On Certain Norms Concerning the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Sacred Congregation for Sacraments and Divine Worship1980.04.03
Postquam Apostoli English Italiano (Italian)
Directives for Collaboration among Local Churches and in particular for a Better Distribution of the Clergy

 mission   priest 

Sacred Congregation for Clergy1980.03.25
On liturgical formation in seminaries English

 liturgy   seminary 

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education1979.06.03
Mutuæ relationes English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Directives for the Mutual Relations between Bishops and Religious in the Church

 religious 

Sacred Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes, Sacred Congregation for Bishops1978.05.14
On the theological formation of future priests English

 seminary 

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education1976.02.22
Instruction on the Solution of Marriage in Favour of the Faithful

 marriage 

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1973.12.06
Immensæ caritatis English
On Facilitating Sacramental Eucharistic Communion in Particular Circumstances

 Holy Communion 

Sacred Congregation for Sacramental Discipline1973.01.25
In quibus rerum circumstantiis English
On the admission of other Christians to the Eucharist

 ecumenism   Holy Communion 

Secretariat for Christian Unity1972.06.01
General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours English

 divine office   liturgy 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1971.02.02
Per Instructionem English
On the reform of choral vesture

 vesture 

Sacred Congregation for Clergy1970.10.30
Liturgicæ instaurationes English
Third Instruction on the Correct Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

 liturgy   Mass 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1970.09.05
Sacramentali communione English
Instruction extending the practice of communion under both kinds

 Holy Communion 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1970.06.29
Calendaria Particularia français (French)
On the revision of particular calendars and of the propers for offices and Masses

 calendar   liturgy 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1970.06.23
On delaying the effective date for the Apostolic Constitution 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1969.10.20
Venite Seorsum español (Spanish) français (French)
On the Contemplative Life and the Enclosure of Nuns

 religious 

Sacred Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes1969.08.15
Memoriale domini English
Instruction on the Manner of Distributing Holy Communion

 Holy Communion 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1969.05.29
Actio pastoralis
On Masses with special groups

 Mass 

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship1969.05.15
Fidei custos
On extraordinary ministers of holy communion

 Mass 

Sacred Congregation for Sacramental Discipline1969.04.30
Ut sive sollicite English latine (Latin)
On the vesture, titles and coat-of-arms of cardinals, bishops and lesser prelates

 bishop   cardinal   insignia   vesture 

Secretariat of State1969.03.31
Comme le prévoit English
On the translation of liturgical texts for celebrations with a congregation

 Mass 

Consilium for Implementing the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy1969.01.25
Renovationis causam English
On changes in the training of novices for religious life as mandated by Vatican II

 religious 

Sacred Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes1969.01.06
Pontificalis ritus
On the simplification of pontifical rites and insignia

 insignia   liturgy   vesture 

Sacred Congregation of Rites1968.06.21
Eucharisticum mysterium English
On the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Sacred Congregation of Rites1967.05.25
Tres abhinc annos English
Second Instruction on the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy

 liturgy   Mass 

Sacred Congregation of Rites1967.05.04
Musicam sacram / Sacred Music English
On Music in the Liturgy

 liturgy   music 

Sacred Congregation of Rites1967.03.05
On the necessity to establish the doctrinal Commissions in the Episcopal Conferences

 doctrine   episcopal conference 

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1967.02.23
Matrimonii sacramentum
On mixed marriages

 marriage 

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith1966.03.18
Inter œcumenici English
First Instruction on the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy

 liturgy   Mass 

Consilium for Implementing the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy1964.09.26
Piam et Constantem English
On cremation

 funeral 

Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office1963.07.05
Crimen Sollicitationis English
On canonical cases and laicization of presbyters involved in pedophilia

 priest 

Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office1962.03.16
De musica sacra English
On Sacred Music and Sacred Liturgy

 liturgy   music 

Sacred Congregation of Rites1958.09.03
Inter cœtera français (French)

 religious 

Sacred Congregation of Religious1956.03.25
Sollemne semper
Norms for military vicariates

 diocese   military 

Sacred Congregation of the Council1951.04.23
Inter præclara español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Putting 'Sponsa Christi' into effect

 religious 

Sacred Congregation of Religious1950.11.23
Cum sanctissimus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Sacred Congregation of Religious1947
Religiosorum institutio English
On the careful selection and training of candidates for the states of perfection and sacred orders

 religious   seminary 

Sacred Congregation of Religious1931.12.01
On the right of precedence of the cardinals in both the ecclesiastical and civil hierarchies

 cardinal 

Sacred Congregation of Ceremonies1930.12.08

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