Socio-Economic Questions

Centesimus Annus: Encyclical on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: Encyclical on Social Concern for the Twentieth Anniversary of Populorum Progressio

Laborem Exercens: Encyclical on Human Work

Speeches to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations from November 12th, 1979 to December 5th, 2003

Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, April 26th 1979

Marriage and the Family

Familiaris Consortio: Apostolic Exhortation on the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World

Gratissimam Sane: Letter to Families, February 2nd 1994

Considerations Regarding Proposals to give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons, Instruction of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, June 3rd, 2003

Theology of the Body: Series of General Audiences from September 5th 1979 to 28th November 1984

Speeches to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota from February 17th, 1979 to January 29th, 2005

Ad Limina Address to the Bishops of Tanzania, 11th March 2005

Message to the International Convention on Natural Regulation of Fertility and Culture of Life, 28th January 2004

Evangelium Vitae: Encyclical on the Gospel of Life

Letter to the Secretary-General of the International Conference on Population, June 7th 1984

Church and State

Redemptor Hominis: Encyclical on the Redeemer of Mankind (# 13-18)

E Sancti Thomae Mori: Motu Proprio proclaiming St. Thomas More Patron of Statesmen and Politicans

Ad Limina Address to the Bishops of Spain, 24th January 2005

Christifideles Laici: Apostolic Exhortation on The Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and the World

Dies Domini: Apostolic Letter on Keeping the Lord's Day Holy


Address to Members of the University of Silesia, 13th January 2005

Address to the Congregation for Catholic Education, February 1st 2005

Ex Corde Ecclesiae: Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities

Iuvenum Patris: Letter to the Rector Major of the Salesian Society on St. John Bosco as Father and Teacher of Youth

Letter to the Secretary-General of the Catholic International Education Office, January 23rd 1982

Message for World Literacy Day, August 28th 1999

Other Social Issues

Message to the International Symposium on the Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Disabled Person

Messages for World Peace Day 1978-2005

Letter to Participants in the International Seminar on the World Implications of a Nuclear Conflict, August 14th 1982

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