Thursday, August 21, 2008

August Magisterial Documents

(Sorry this is so late.) Here is the report of Magisterial documents I've read (or will be reading) that were published this month, with milestone anniversaries noted.

In the month of August:
  • August 6, 1964 - Encyclical Ecclesiam Suam, Pope Paul VI (On the Church)
  • August 6, 1983 - Curial Letter Sacerdotium Ministeriale, Sacred Congregation of Rites [now the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith] (On the Minister of the Eucharist) [25 years]
  • August 6, 2000 - Declaration Dominus Iesus, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church)
  • August 10, 1863 - Encyclical Quanto Conficiamur Moerere, Pope Pius IX (On the Promotion of False Doctrines)
  • August 11, 1997 - Directory General Directory of Catechesis, Congregation for the Clergy
  • August 12, 1950 - Encyclical Humani Generis, Pope Pius XII (Concerning some false opinions threatening to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine)
  • August 15, 1972 - Apostolic Letter Ministeria Quaedam, Pope Paul VI (On First Tonsure, the Minor Orders, and the Subdiaconate)
  • August 15, 1997 - Instruction Ecclesia de Mysterio, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [et. al.] (On certain questions regarding the collaboration of the non-ordained faithful in the sacred ministry of the Priest)
  • August 28, 1794 - Constitution Auctorem Fidei, Pope Pius VI (On the Errors of the Synod of Pistoia)

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