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Abbreviations of Documents of the Magisterium


AA     Apostolicam Actuoisitatem (Decree on the apostolate of lay people)
DV     Dei verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation)
GS     Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the modern world)
LG     Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church)
PO     Presbyterorum Ordinis (Decree on the ministry and life of priests)
SC     Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the sacred liturgy)


AAS     Acta Apostolicae Sedis (Acts of the Apostolic See)
AD     Ad Diem Illum (Jubilee of definition of the Immaculate Conception, Pope St. Pius X,1904)
AN     Acerbo Nimis (The teaching of christian doctrine, Pope St. Pius X, 1905)
CCC     Catechism of the Catholic Church,(1992)
CIC     Codex Iuris Canonici (The Code of Canon Law)
CL     Christifideles Laici (The vocation and mission of the lay faithful in the Church and in the world, Pope John Paul II,1988)
CT     Catechesi Tradendae (Catechesis in our time,Pope John Paul II,1979)
EI     Enchiridion Indulgentiarum (Official list of Indulgences and the laws governing them - The Sacred Penitentiary,1968)
EN     Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelisation in the modern world, Pope Paul VI, 1975)
FC     Familiaris Consortio (The christian family in the modern world, Pope John Paul II,1981)
JSE     Jucunda Semper (The Rosary, Pope Leo XIII,1894)
MC     Mystici Corporis (The Mystical Body of Christ, Pope Pius XII, 1943)
Mcul     Marialis Cultus (The right ordering and development of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Paul VI, 1974)
MD     Mediator Dei (The Sacred Liturgy, Pope Pius XII, 1947)
MF     Mysterium Fidei (The mystery of faith - on the mystery of the Eucharist, Pope Paul VI, 1965)
MN     Mens Nostra (Retreats, Pope Pius XI, 1929)
PDV     Pastores Dabo Vobis (The formation of priests in circumstances of the present day, Pope John Paul II, 1992)
RM     Redemptoris Missio (The permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate, Pope John Paul II, 1990)
Rmat     Redemptoris Mater (Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Pope John Paul II, 1987)
SM     Signum Magnum (Consecration to Our Lady, Pope Paul VI, 1967)
UAD     Ubi Arcano Dei (On the peace of Christ in the reign of Christ, Pope Pius XI, 1922)