• Summo Iugiter Studio - Pope Gregory XVI - The Papal Library

    Summo Iugiter Studio Encyclical of Pope Gregory XVI on Mixed Marriages May 27, 1832 Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. The Apostolic See has always ensured that the canons forbidding the marriages of Catholics with heretics have been observed religiously. Occasionally such marriages have been tolerated in order to avoid more serious scandals. But, even then, the Roman Pontiffs saw to it that the faithful were taught how deformed these marriages are and what spiritual dangers they present. A Catholic man or woman would be guilty of a great crime if he presumed to violate the...
  • Gregory XVI - The Papal Library

    The Writings of Pope Gregory XVI Encyclicals Commissum Divinituson Church and StateMay 17, 1835 Cum Primumon Civil ObedienceJune 9, 1832 In Supremo Apostolatuson Condemning the Slave TradeDecember 3, 1839 Inter Praecipuason Biblical SocietiesMay 8, 1844 Mirari Voson Liberalism and Religious IndifferentismAugust 15, 1832 Probe Nostison the Propagation of the FaithSeptember 18, 1840 Quas Vestroon Mixed MarriagesApril 30, 1841 Quo Gravioraon the Pragmatic ConstitutionOctober 4, 1833 Singulari Noson the Errors of LammenaisJune 25, 1834 Summo Iugiter Studioon Mixed MarriagesMay 27, 1832
  • Quas Vestro

    Quas Vestro Pope Gregory XVI Encyclical on Mixed Marriages April 30, 1841 To the Prelates of Hungary Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. The letter from you and the bishops of your country which Joseph, the bishop of Csamad delivered has caused Us both sorrow and joy. Since We must diligently safeguard the integrity of sound doctrine and practice, We cannot help but be displeased with whatever might imperil them. And yet what the church has always thought about marriages between Catholics and non-Catholics is more than abundantly clear. Indeed she has always considered such marriages...
  • Benedict XIV - The Papal Library

    The Writings of Pope Benedict XIV Born: Prospero Lambertini Biography Encyclicals A Quo Primumon Jews & Christians Living in the Same PlaceJune 14, 1751 Allatae Sunton the Observance of Oriental RitesJuly 26, 1755 Apostolica ConstitutioOn Preparation for the Holy YearJune 26, 1749 Cum Religiosion CatechesisJune 26, 1754 Ex Omnibuson the Apostolic Constitution UnigenitusOctober 16, 1756 Ex Quoon the EuchologionMarch 1, 1756 Magnae Nobison Marriage Impediments & DispensationsJune 29, 1748 Nimiam Licentiamon Validity of MarriagesMay 18, 1743 PeregrinantesProclaiming a Holy Year for 1750May 5, 1749 Quanta CuraForbidding Traffic in AlmsJune 30, 1741 Quod Provincialeon Christians Using Mohammedan...
  • Magnae Nobis - Pope Benedict XIV - The Papal Library

    Magnae Nobis Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV on Marriage Impediments and Dispensations June 29, 1748 To the Kingdom of Poland, to the Primate, Archbishops and Bishops. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. It was a painful surprise to learn from trustworthy reports and letters that a certain false opinion had spread in Poland. It is said that some matrimonial dispensations had been granted and sent out, indeed, that they are customarily granted and sent out, by this Apostolic See, in which the canonical impediments for a legitimate and valid marriage are removed, even though one or...
  • Pope Pius XI - The Papal Library

    The Writings of Pope Pius XI Encyclicals
  • Arcanum - Pope Leo XIII - The Papal Library

    Arcanum Encyclical of Pope Leo XIIIOn Christian Marriage Promulgated on February 10, 1880 To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. The hidden design of the divine wisdom, which Jesus Christ the Savior of men came to carry out on earth, had this end in view, that, by Himself and in Himself, He should divinely renew the world, which was sinking, as it were, with length of years into decline. The Apostle Paul summed this up in words of dignity and majesty when he wrote...
  • Vatican II Praised Eastern Traditions

    Vatican II Praised Eastern Traditions General Audience Pope John Paul II August 9, 1995 1. On the topic of ecumenism, what the Second Vatican Council says about relations between the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church is particularly important: the current separation cannot make us forget the long way we have come together. For many centuries the Churches of the East and of the West went their own ways, though a brotherly communion of faith and sacramental life bound them together. If disagreements in faith and discipline arose among them, the Roman See acted by...
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