ENCYCLICALS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF
Discipline for Religious (Ubi
Promulgated 17 Jun
1847. Pius praises religious orders, and exhorts their members
to ignore the attractions of the world and remain faithful to
their calling. He announces the establishment of the
Congregation on the State of Regulars to help oversee the
renewal of discipline within the orders.
the Effects of the Jubilee (Exultavit cor nostrum)
Promulgated 21 Nov 1851.
Pius expresses thanks for the spiritual benefits of the Jubilee
year, while at the same time deploring current evils and calling
on God for help.
Discipline for Clergy (Nemo
Promulgated 25 Mar
1952. Pius urges the bishops of Ireland to unite among
themselves, and with the bishops of England and Scotland, to
resist current evils. He encourages them in their efforts to
found Catholic University of Ireland, and speaks of the life and
duties of clerics.
the Discipline for Clergy (Probe noscitis venerabiles)
Promulgated 17 May
1852. Pius exhorts the bishops of Spain to strive together for
the rights of the Church, and to carefully train, form and
educate their clergy.
for Unity of Spirit (Inter multiplices)
Promulgated 21 Mar
1853. Pius writes the bishops of France to eliminate
dissensions, form and train their clergy, encourage Catholic
writers, and adhere to Rome.
the Persecution of the Armenians (Neminem vestrum)
Promulgated 2 Feb
1854. Pius condemns dissensions and schisms in the Armenian
Church, as well as false attempts at unity. He addresses and
encourages by group the bishops, priests and laity of that
the Catholic University of Ireland (Optime noscitis)
Promulgated 20 Mar
1854. Pius commands the Irish bishops to go ahead with their
plans to found a Catholic University in Ireland and approves
their choice of then Father John Henry Newman as rector of the
Prayers for Peace (Apostolicae nostrae caritatis)
Promulgated 1 Aug
1854. Pius recalls to the bishops the trials of the Church,
especially the errors of indifferentism and unbelief. To combat
these, he encourages the faithful to make reparation to God, and
grant a plenary indulgence for certain acts of piety in order to
Care for Clerics (Cum
Promulgated 20 Jan
1858. Writing to the bishops of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies,
Pius grieves for the victims of recent earthquakes there, and
commends the people to good morals to prevent future scourges.
He condemns the excesses of some of the clergy, gives guidelines
for who should be ordained, and speaks of the responsibilities
of the clergy.
the Care of the Churches (Amantissimus)
Promulgated 8 April 1862. Pius,
writing to the Eastern Bishops, speaks on papal authority, while
reassuring them that Rome has no intention of forcing the Latin
Rite on the Oriental. Churches. He announces the establishment
of a new Congregation to manage the affairs of these Churches,
and asks the bishops' cooperation.
for Native Clergy (Meridionali Americae)
Promulgated 30 Sep
1865. Pius expresses to the South American bishops his joy at
the increase in native clergy and expresses his concern for
their proper formation.
Anniversary of Pontificate (Beneficia Dei)
Promulgated 4 Jun
1871. Pius reviews the successes and trials of his pontificate,
gives thanks to God, and grants indulgences.
for 25 Years (Saepe
Promulgated 5 Aug
1871. Pius notes the record length of his papacy, and gives
thanks for the congratulations and gifts of the faithful.
the Church in Chaldea (Quae in patriarchatu)
Promulgated 16 Nov
1872. Pius summarizes the history of Patriarch Joseph Audo,
Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans with the Holy See, and
accepts the Patriarch's latest repentance.
the Church in Armenia (Quartus supra)
Jan 1873. Pius discusses the new schism of certain Armenians in
Constantinople, and advises the faithful not to be led astray.
He also addresses the nature of schism.
the Greek-Ruthenian Rite (Omnem sollicitudinem)
Promulgated 13 May
1874. Pius forbids any changes to be made in the Eastern
liturgies, especially in the Greco-Ruthenian Rite, also
condeming the 'pseudo-administrator' in the diocese of Chelm,
who has usurped power there and introduced changes in the
a Jubilee for 1875 (Gravibus Ecclesiae)
Promulgated 24 Dec
1874. Pius proclaims 1875 to be a Jubilee year, announces the
requirements for gaining the Jubilee indulgence, and encourages
good works. He also gives advice to the clergy.
the Church in Switzerland (Graves ac diuturnae)
Promulgated 23 Mar
1875. Pius condemns the schismatic Old Catholics, condemns
anti-Catholic marriage laws, and exhorts the faithful to obey