Documents and Statements:


New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) and English Standard Version (ESV).


Vatican Council II:

______. Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy).4 Dec. 1963

______. Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church). 21 Nov. 1964

______. Dei verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation).18 Nov.1965

______. Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World). 7 Dec. 1965.


Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 436, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1994


Pope John XXIII.

______. Apostolic Letter Inde A Primis. 1960.


______. Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) Encyclical. April, 11 1963.


Pope Paul VI. Populorum progressio (On the development of people). Encyclical. March 26, 1967


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______. 1968. Humanae Vitae - Encyclical.(On Human Life). July 25, 1968

______. 1975. Evangelii nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World), 8 Dec. 1975


Note: This is a key document to understand the importance of Inculturation and evangelization through Popular Religiosity. Inspired by Argentine theologian     

Fr. Lucio Gera.


Document of Bishops of Brazil, (CNBB), Brazil's Catholic Bishops Condemn Military Regime. English translation by Jonathan Kandell. Rio de Janeiro, 25 Oct.,           

1976. Special to The New York Times. Nov. 20, 1976


Note: this is an important document that highlights the abuse of power of the Military Dictatorship guided by the 'Ideology of the National Security' which is



Pope John Paul II. Dominicae Cenae (On the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist). 24 Feb, 1980

______. 1992. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 436, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, (ISBN 0-89870-482-0). 1994


Ratzinger, Joseph, Instruction on Certain Aspects of the "Theology of Liberation", Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Rome, 6 August, 1984


II Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano. Documento de Medellín. Conclusiones. Colombia: Edición Oficial del Secretariado General del CELAM.

            6 de agosto al 8 de septiembre de 1968.

            English translation: CELAM. Medellín, Vol. II: Conclusions: The Church in the Present Day Transformation of Latin America in Light of the Council.     

Washington D.C.: USCC.1973. II nd. Edition.


III Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano. Puebla: Conclusiones. Colombia: Edición Oficial del  Secretariado General del CELAM.

            English translation: Including  St John Paul II s inaugural speech to the bishops-28 January, 1979


IV Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano y del Caribe. Santo Domingo: Conclusiones. Santo Domingo. 1992.


V Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano y del Caribe. Aprarecida: Conclusiones. Brazil. 2007.


Pope Francis. Evangelii Gaudium.  Apostolic Exhortation . Rome. 24 November 2013.

______. 2015. Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home) Encyclical on Ecology.

                        18 June, 2015

______. 2015. Apostolic journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay (5-13 July 2015)

                        Address during Meeting with Representatives of Civil Society. León Condou  Stadium, Colegio San José - Asunción (Paraguay) - Saturday, 11

July 2015

______. 2019. Welcome Ceremony and Opening of World Youth Day (WYD)

                        Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera. Panama.

                        Thursday, 24 January 2019

______. 2020. Querida Amazonia-Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation-Rome.

                        2nd Feb. 2020

United States Catholic Conference. Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs, USCC, NCCB. Prophetic Voices: The Document on the Process of the III Encuentro Nacional    

            Hispano de Pastoral. Washington, DC. 1986.


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