Links to Magisterial Documents from Most Recent to Oldest
If you are interested in the magisterium of the Catholic Church, then you have come to the right place. Our efforts in this expression are both practical and aesthetic. We hope many make use of our free resources is spread knowledge of the Magisterium.
If you notice any errors please let us know since this is such a large undertaking.
Practical - makes digestion of the material simpler
Our formatting allows for ease of study in the following ways:
Paper and Ink Conservation - Printer-friendly
We remove unnecessary spacing without compromising readability.
Main text is single-spaced, 12pt, and Times New Roman.
Headings we simplified and vertically condensed.
Research and Organization
Margins and Footers Designed for Binder application
Past Popes and Councils will have a "Super-Document"
Compilation of all their Documents.
For Popes, below are only their Apostolic Exhortations and Encyclical Letters, given it is their primary works that are theologically significant and are more for public knowledge.
For Councils below will only be Constitutions, Declarations, and Decrees and the Constitutions have priority as they are the most often cited of the documents.
Depending on the size of the individual documents and the final they may be split into several parts.
The description of the document and the page per the super document will be in the header.
The Table of Contents after the Title Page and excluded from the page count.
Organized by Date in Oldest to Most Recent.
Under the Super-Documents, each document has its name in the footer, in addition to its own table of contents and page number per the document.
Electronic Versions are searchable.
".Docx" Versions allow for comments and note-taking after downloading.
Copy and Pasting from these documents in MS Word allows the Footnotes to be properly accompanied in the text.
All text and formatting are mirrored from the Vatican Website.
They may have British spelling and/or some errors that slip through the formatting process.
The document title, the first sentence on the first page of the document, is concise and excludes the "to" message they have on the Vatican Website and are thus more to the point and signifies its document type.
Aesthetic - Enhances the Study Experience
In many ways the aforementioned, coherence and usability provide a certain intellectual beauty.
The consistent formats help logically break down the subject matter in a clear way.
Although, they could have been more complexly designed, the functional beauty is preserved and directs the focus more to the text than other aspects of the document.
Adds some flare to the document for a study group.
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