Church Documents

Lingua Latina (Pope Benedict XVI, 2012)
Motu Proprio on the importance of the Latin language

Universae Ecclesiae (Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, 2011)
Clarificatory norms for the application of Summorum Pontificum

Summorum Pontificum (Pope Benedict XVI, 2007)
Motu Proprio liberating the Traditional Latin Mass

Letter to the Bishops accompanying Summorum Pontificum (Pope Benedict XVI, 2007)

Ecclesia Dei Adflicta (Pope St John Paul II, 1988)
Norms for the use of the Traditional Latin Mass

The Norms of 1986 (Commission of Cardinals under Pope St John Paul II)
Proposals for the reform of Quattuor Abhinc Annos)

Quattuor Abhinc Annos (Pope St John Paul II, 1984)
Norms for the use of the Traditional Latin Mass

Heenan Indult (Pope Paul VI, 1971)
First permission for the continuing public use of the Traditional Mass

Sacrificium Laudis (Pope Paul VI 1966)
Apostolic Letter demanding the retention of a sung Latin Office by religious orders

Ottaviani Intervention (1969)
Critique of the draft 'Missa Normativa' by Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci

Sacrosanctum Concilium (Second Vatican Council, 1965)

Veterum Sapientia (Bl Pope John XXIII, 1962)
Apostolic Constitution on the importance of Latin in seminary education

Sanctissimam Eucharistiam (Sacred Congregation for Rites, 1957)
Decree forbidding the separation of Altar and Tabernacle

Assisi Allocution (Pope Pius XII, 1956)
Critique of certain tendencies in the Liturgical Movement

Officiorum Omnium (Pope Pius XII, 1922)
On the importance of Latin in Seminary eduction

Quo Primum (St. Pius V, 1570)
Bull making the Roman Missal available to all priests of the Latin Rite for all time