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Canon Law

Papal encyclicals and pronouncements

This site provides access to the texts of many encyclicals, bulls, and other documents from 1216 to present. Users can browse the list of documents (sorted by Pope), or directories of Popes and church councils; they can also search by keyword. The site also includes a page with images of selected medieval church documents.
Call Number: REF Z 7838 D6C27P2 1990 (v1-2)
This 2-volume work lists various types of Papal pronouncements, with brief explanations and citations for official documents and their English translations.
Call number: REF Z 7838 E5C19G8
The Papal Encyclicals (1740-1981) - Claudia Carlen
Call Number: FOLIO BQV 4.5 E53P26C2 1981-
This 5-volume work contains English translations of most encyclicals from 1740-1981.

Acts of the Holy See

Call Number: PER BQV 2 A11 1909
Publication Date: 1909-
Also available online
The official record of the church, AAS publishes most official letters and pronouncements of the Pope and of the Roman Curia. It was preceded by the Acta Sanctae Sedis. More info.
Acta Sanctae Sedis
Call Number: PER BQV 2 A10 1865
Publication Date: 1865-1908
Also available online. The official record of the church, succeeded by the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.