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 Bibliography of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Magisterial Texts

Papal Documents and Addresses

Personal Writings

Jesus of Nazareth

Pope Benedict XVI (Election)

To the Clergy of Rome, 13 May 2005

Possession of the Chair: St. John Lateran, 7 May 2005

First General Audience, 27 April 2005

First Papal Pilgrimage, St. Paul's Basilica, 25 April 2005

Address to Ecumenical Representatives, 25 April 2005

Address to German Pilgrims, 25 April 2005

Homily, Papal Installation Mass, 24 April 2005

Address to Cardinals, Sistine Chapel, 20 April 2005

Dean of the College of Cardinals (30 November 2002 to 19 April 2005)

Homily, Mass For the Election of the Pope (18 April 2005), ORE, 20 April 2005, p. 3.

Homily, Funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II (8 April 2005), ORE, 13 April 2005, p. 2.

A Legacy: The Pope of Peace (18 October 2003), ORE, 12 November 2003, p. 10.

Introduction to Symposium of College of Cardinals (15 October 2003), ORE, 12 November 2003, p. 11.

Prefect, Official (25 November 1981 to 19 April 2005)

Notification regarding the book "Jesus Symbol of God" of Fr Roger Haight, S. J. (13 December 2004), L'Osservatore Romano English edition [ORE], 9 February 2005, p.8.

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the world (31 July 2004), ORE, 11/18 August 2004, p. 5.

Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons (July 31, 2003), ORE, 6 August 2003, p. 2.

Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life (January 16, 2003), ORE, 22 January 2003, p. 5.

Note on the Force of the Doctrinal Decrees Concerning the Thought and Work of Fr Antonio Rosmini Serbati (1 July 2001), ORE, 25 July 2001, p. 9.

Notification regarding certain writings of Fr. Marciano Vidal, C.Ss.R. (Notificatio super quibusdam scriptis Marciani Vidal) (22 February 2001), ORE, 23 May 2001, p. 8; AAS 93 (2001) 545-555.

Notification on the book "Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism" by Fr. Jacques Dupuis, S.J. (24 January 2001), ORE, 14 March 2001, p. 6.

Notification concerning some writings of Professor Dr Reinhard Messner, (Notifikation bezüglich einiger Veröffentlichungen von Professor Dr. Reinhard Meßner) (30 November 2000); AAS 93 (2001) 385-403.

Instruction on prayers for healing – Ardens felicitatis (Instructio de orationibus ad obtinendam a Deo sanationem) (14 September 2000), ORE, 6 December 2000, p. 9.

Declaration on the unicity and salvific universality of Jesus Christ and the Church – Dominus Iesus (Declaratio de Iesu Christi atque Ecclesiae unicitate et universalitate salvifica) (6 August 2000), ORE, 6 September 2000, special insert; AAS 92 (2000) 742-765.

Note on the expression "Sister Churches" (30 June 2000), ORE, 1 November 2000, p. 9.

Documents regarding "The Message of Fatima" (26 June 2000), ORE, 28 June 2000, special insert.

Notification regarding Sister Jeannine Gramick, ssnd, and Father Robert Nugent, sds, (31 May 1999), ORE, 14 July 1999, p. 2; AAS 91 (1999) 821-825.

Considerations "The Primacy of the successor of Peter in the mystery of the Church" (31 October 1998), ORE, 18 November 1998, p. 5.

Formula to be used for the profession of faith and for the oath of fidelity to assume an office to be exercised in the name of the Church with the Illustrative doctrinal Note of the conclusive formula of “Professio fidei” (Professio fidei et Iusiurandum fidelitatis in suscipiendo officio nomine Ecclesiae exercendo una cum nota doctrinali adnexa) (29 June 1998), ORE, 15 July 1998, p. 3; AAS 90 (1998) 542-551

Notification concerning the writings of Father Anthony De Mello, S.J. (Notificatio circa scripta Patris Antonii De Mello, S.I.)  (24 June 1998), ORE, 26 August 1998, p. 5; AAS 90 (1998) 833-834.

On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priest (15 August 1997), ORE, 19 November 1997, special insert.

Notification on the book "Mary and human liberation" of Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, O.M.I. (2 January 1997), ORE, 8 January 1997.

Notification on the writings and activities of Mrs. Vassula Ryden (Notificatio de scriptis et operibus dominae Vassulae Ryden) (6 October 1995), ORE, 25 October 1995, p. 12; AAS 88 (1996) 956-957.

Responses to questions proposed concerning uterine isolation and related matters (Responsa ad proposita dubia circa «interclusionem uteri» et alias quaestiones) (31 July 1993), ORE, 3 August 1994, p. 2; AAS 86 (1994) 820-821

Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on Non-discrimination of Homosexual Persons (23 July 1992), ORE, 29 July 1992, p. 5.

Decree on the doctrine and customs of the Association "Opus Angelorum" (Decretum de doctrina et usibus particularibus consociationis cui nomen "Opus Angelorum") (6 June 1992), ORE, 24 June 1992, p. 12; AAS 84 (1992) 805-806.

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on some aspects of the Church understood as Communion – Communionis notio (Litterae ad Catholicae Ecclesiae episcopos de aliquibus aspectibus Ecclesiae prout est communio) (28 May 1992), ORE, 17 June 1992, p.8; AAS 85 (1993) 838-850.

Instruction on some aspects of the use of the instruments of social communication in promoting the doctrine of the faith (30 March 1992).

Note on the book "The Sexual Creators, An Ethical proposal for Concerned Christians" (University Press of America, Lanham-New York-London 1986) by Fr. André Guindon, O.M.I. (31 January 1992), ORE, 5 February 1992, p. 9.

Instruction on the ecclesial vocation of the theologian – Donum veritatis (Instructio de Ecclesiali Theologi vocatione) (24 May 1990), ORE, 2 July 1990, p. 1; AAS 82 (1990) 1550-1570.

Letter on certain aspects of the Christian meditation – Orationis formas (Epistula ad totius Catholicae Ecclesiae Episcopos de quibusdam rationibus christianae meditationis) (15 October 1989) ORE, 2 July 1990, p. 8; AAS 82 (1990) 362-379. 

Note regarding "The moral rule of Humanae vitae and the pastoral duty" (16 February 1989). 

Observations on ARCIC II's "Salvation and the Church" (18 November 1988), ORE, 28 November 1988.

Formula to be used for the profession of faith and for the oath of fidelity to assume an office to be exercised in the name of the Church (Professio fidei et Iusiurandum fidelitatis in suscipiendo officio nomine Ecclesiae exercendo) (1 July 1988), ORE, 13 March 1989, p. 3; AAS 81 (1989) 104-106. 

Instruction on respect for human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation – Donum vitae (Instructio de observantia erga vitam humanam nascentem deque procreationis dignitate tuenda. Responsiones ad quasdam quaestiones nostris temporibus agitatas) (22 February 1987) ORE, 16 March 1987, p. 1; AAS 80 (1988) 70-102. 

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons – Homosexualitatis (Epistula de pastorali personarum homosexualium cura) (1 October 1986), ORE, 10 November 1986, p. 2; AAS 79 (1987) 543-554.

Notification on the book Pleidooi voor mensen in de Kerk (Nelissen, Baarn 1985) by prof. Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P. (16 September 1986), ORE, 6 October 1986, p. 2; AAS 79 (1987) 221-223.

Letter to György Bulányi on certain writings attributed to him (1 September 1986)

Letter regarding the suspension of Charles Curran from the teaching of theology (Epistula R. D. Carlo Curran, Vasingtoniae degenti, missa) (25 July 1986), ORE, 25 August 1986, p. 3; AAS 79 (1987) 116-118.

Instruction on Christian freedom and liberation – Libertatis conscientia (Instructio de libertate christiana et liberatione) (22 March 1986) ORE, 14 April 1986, p.1; AAS 79 (1987) 554-599.

Notification on the Book "Church: Charism and Power. Essay on militant Ecclesiology" by Father Leonardo Boff, O.F.M. (11 March 1985); AAS 77 (1985) 756-762.

Instruction on certain aspects of the "Theology of  Liberation" – Libertatis nuntius (Instructio de quibusdam rationibus "Theologiae Liberationis") (6 August 1984), ORE, 10 September 1984, p. 1; AAS 76 (1984) 876-909.

Letter to Father Edward Schillebeeckx regarding his book "Kerkelijk Ambt" ("The ministry in the Church", 1980) (13 June 1984), ORE, 28 January 1985, p. 4; AAS 77 (1985) 994-997.

Decisions on the translation of the article "Carnis resurrectionem" of the Apostolic Symbol (14 December 1983).

Letter to His Em. Card. Ioseph Höffner, Archbishop of Cologne, regarding the "Work of the angels" (Epistula ac Domino Iosepho Card. Höffner, Archiepiscopo Colonien., missa: De peracto examine circa “Opus Angelorum”) (24 September 1983); AAS 76 (1984) 175-176. 

Notification regarding Rev. Georges de Nantes (Notification à propos de l’abbé Georges de Nantes) (13 May 1983). 

Observations on the final report of ARCIC (Animadversiones quas Sacra Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, de mandato SS.mi super enuntiatis ultimis Commissionis vulgo ARCIC cognominatae, de Eucharistica doctrina, de sacris Ordinibus atque de subiecto auctoritatis in Ecclesia, exaravit et omnibus Conferentiis Episcoporum die 2 Aprilis transmisit) (27 March 1982) ORE, 10 May 1982, p. 10; AAS 74 (1982) 1062-1074.

Letter to H.E. Msgr. Alan C. Clark regarding the final report of ARCIC (Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission) (Epistula quam Praefectus Sacrae Congregationis pro Doctrina Fidei Em.mus P.D. Iosephus Cardinalis Ratzinger, ob editam relationem finalem a Commissione, cui vulgo nome “Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission” [ARCIC], compraesidi eiusdem Commissionis, R.P.D. Alano C. Clark, episcopo Angliae Orientalis, die 27 martii 1982 scripsit) (27 March 1982), ORE, 5-12 April 1982, p. 4; AAS 74 (1982) 1060-1074.

Prefect, Personal (25 November 1981 to 19 April 2005)

Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith: The Church as Communion (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005)

Truth And Tolerance: Christian Belief And World Religions (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004)

EWTN Exclusive: The Ratzinger Interview (Irondale, AL: EWTN, 2003).

God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003)

God and the World: A Conversation with Peter Seewald (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002).

St. Josemaría: God Is Very Much at Work in Our World Today, ORE, 9 October 2002, p. 3.

Presentation of Misericordia Dei (2 May 2002), ORE, 8 May 2002, p. 5.

The Ecclesiology of Vatican II (15 September 2001), ORE, 23 January 2002, p. 5.

The Spirit of the Liturgy (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000)

Ecclesiology of the Constitution of the Church, Vatican II, Lumen Gentium (November 2000), ORE, 19 September 2001, p. 5.

Many Religions, One Covenant: Israel, the Church, and the World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999)

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977  (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1998)

Gospel, Catechesis, Catechism: Sidelights on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997)

Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium: An Interview With Peter Seewald (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997)

Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996)

Reconciling Gospel and Torah: The Catechism (1 April 1996)

In the Beginning...: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall (Resourcement) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1995)

The Nature and Mission of Theology: Essays to Orient Theology in Today's Debates (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995)

Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994)

Introduction to Christianity (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990)

Behold the Pierced One (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987)

Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987)

Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1985)

Pre-Curial Texts (prior to 25 November 1981)

The Meaning of Christian Brotherhood (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993)




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