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Chronological by Year/Pope:

1200's - Innocent IV

1300's - Boniface VIII 

1500's - Leo X | St. Pius V 

1700's - Benedict XIV | Clement XIII | Pius VI 

1800's - Pius VII | Leo XII | Gregory XVI | Pius IX | Leo XIII 

1900's - Leo XIII | St. Pius X | Benedict XV | Pius XI | Pius XII | John XXIII

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1200's

Pope Innocent IV

Quae Honorem Conditoris Omnium (Whatever Is For The Honor Of The Creator Of All), Pope Innocent IV, 1247  

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1300's

Pope Boniface VIII

Unam Sanctam (One Holy Church), Pope Boniface VIII, 1302

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1500's

Pope Leo X

Exsurge Domine (On Condemning The Errors Of Martin Luther), Pope Leo X, 1520

Pope St. Pius V

Consueverunt Romani (On Prayer/Rosary), Pope St. Pius V, 1569

Quo Primum (Promulgating The "Tridentine" Liturgy), Pope St. Pius V, 1570

De Defectibus (On Defects That May Occur In The Celebration Of Mass), Pope St. Pius V, 16th Century A.D.

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1700's

Pope Benedict XIV

Ubi Primum (On The Duties Of Bishops), Pope Benedict XIV, 1740

Cum Religiosi (On Catechesis), Pope Benedict XIV, 1754

Pope Clement XIII

A Quo Die (On Unity Among Christians), Pope Clement XIII, 1758

In Dominico Agro (On Instruction In The Faith), Pope Clement XIII, 1761

Christianae Reipublicae (On The Dangers Of Anti-Christian Writings), Pope Clement XIII, 1766

Pope Pius VI

Inscrutabile (On The Problems Of The Pontificate), Pope Pius VI, 1775

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1800's

Pope Pius VII

Diu Satis (On A Return To Gospel Principles), Pope Pius VII, 1800

Pope Leo XII

Quo Graviora (Condemning Secret Societies), Pope Leo XII, 1826

Pope Gregory XVI

Mirari Vos (On Liberalism And Religious Indifferentism), Pope Gregory XVI, 1832

Summo Iugiter Studio (On Mixed Marriages), Pope Gregory XVI, 1832

Quo Graviora (On The "Pragmatic Constitution"), Pope Gregory XVI, 1833  

Quas Vestro (On Mixed Marriages), Pope Gregory XVI, 1841

Pope Pius IX

Qui Pluribus (On Faith And Religion), Pope Pius IX, 1846

Ubi Primum (On The Immaculate Conception), Pope Pius IX, 1849

Nemo Certe Ignorat (On Discipline For Clergy), Pope Pius IX, 1852

Ineffabilis Deus (On The Immaculate Conception), Pope Pius IX, 1854

Amantissimi Redemptoris (On Priests And The Care Of Souls), Pope Pius IX, 1858 

Amantissimus (On The Care Of The Churches), Pope Pius IX, 1862

Quanto Conficiamur Moerore (On Promotion Of False Doctrines), Pope Pius IX, 1863

Quanta Cura (Condemning Current Errors), Pope Pius IX, 1864

Syllabus Errorum (The Syllabus Of Errors Condemned By Pope Pius IX), Pope Pius IX, 1864  

Levate (On The Afflictions Of Church), Pope Pius IX, 1867

Pope Leo XIII

Inscrutabili Dei Consilio (On The Evils Of Society), Pope Leo XIII, 1878

Quod Apostolici Muneris (On Socialism) Pope Leo XIII, 1878

Aeterni Patris (On The Restoration Of Christian Philosophy), Pope Leo XIII, 1879

Arcanum (On Christian Marriage), Pope Leo XIII, 1880

Diuturnum (On The Origin Of Civil Power), Pope Leo XIII, 1881

Auspicato Concessum (On St. Francis Of Assisi), Pope Leo XIII, 1882

Supremi Apostolatus Officio (On Devotion Of The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1883

Humanum Genus (On Freemasonry), Pope Leo XIII, 1884

Superiore Anno (On The Recitation Of The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1884

Immortale Dei (On The Christian Constitution Of States), Pope Leo XIII, 1885

Spectata Fides (On Christian Education), Pope Leo XIII, 1885

Quod Multum (On The Liberty Of The Church), Pope Leo XIII, 1886

Vi E Ben Noto (On The Rosary And Public Life), Pope Leo XIII, 1887

Exeunte Iam Anno (On The Right Ordering Of Christian Life), Pope Leo XIII, 1888

Libertas Praestantissimum (On The Nature Of Human Liberty), Pope Leo XIII, 1888

Quamquam Pluries (On Devotion To St. Joseph), Pope Leo XIII, 1889

Dall'alto Dell'apostolico Seggio (On Freemasonry in Italy), Pope Leo XIII, 1890

Sapientiae Christianae (On Christians As Citizens), Pope Leo XIII, 1890

Octobri Mense (On The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1891

Rerum Novarum (On Capital And Labor/On The Condition Of The Working Classes), Pope Leo XIII, 1891

Custodi Di Quella Fede (On Freemasonry), Pope Leo XIII, 1892

Inimica Vis (On Freemasonry), Pope Leo XIII, 1892

Magnae Dei Matris (On The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1892

Laetitiae Sanctae (Commending Devotion To The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1893

Providentissimus Deus (On The Study Of Holy Scripture), Pope Leo XIII, 1893

Iucunda Semper Expectatione (On The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1894

Longinqua (On Catholicism In The United States), Pope Leo XIII, 1895

Apostolicae Curae (On The Nullity Of Anglican Orders), Pope Leo XIII, 1896

Fidentem Piumque Animum (On The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1896

Satis Cognitum (On The Unity Of The Church), Pope Leo XIII, 1896

Divinum Illud Munus (On The Holy Spirit), Pope Leo XIII, 1897

Diuturni Temporis (On The Rosary), Pope Leo XIII, 1898

Annum Sacrum (On Consecration To The Sacred Heart), Pope Leo XIII, 1899

Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae (Concerning New Opinions, Virtue, Nature And Grace, With Regard To Americanism), Pope Leo XIII, 1899

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1900's

Pope Leo XIII

Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus (On Jesus Christ The Redeemer), Pope Leo XIII, 1900

Graves De Communi Re (On Christian Democracy), Pope Leo XIII, 1901

Fin Dal Principio (On The Education Of The Clergy), Pope Leo XIII, 1902

In Amplissimo (On The Church In The United States), Pope Leo XIII, 1902

Mirae Caritatis (On The Holy Eucharist), Pope Leo XIII, 1902

Pope St. Pius X

E Supremi (On The Restoration Of All Things In Christ), Pope St. Pius X, 1903

Inter Sollicitudines (also called "Tra Le Sollecitudini") (On Sacred Music), Pope St. Pius X, 1903

Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum (On The Immaculate Conception), Pope St. Pius X, 1904

Acerbo Nimis (On Teaching Christian Doctrine), Pope St. Pius X, 1905

Lamentabili Sane (Syllabus Condemning The Errors Of The Modernists), Pope St. Pius X, 1907  

Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On The Doctrines Of The Modernists), Pope St. Pius X, 1907  

Praestantia Scripturae (On The...Censures And Penalties Against Those Who Neglect To Observe The Prescriptions Against The Errors Of The Modernists), Pope St. Pius X, 1907 

Une Fois Encore (On The Separation Of Church And State) Pope St. Pius X, 1907

Haerent Animo (On Priestly Sanctity), Pope St. Pius X, 1908

Our Apostolic Mandate / Notre Charge Apostolique (On The Sillon), Pope St. Pius X, 1910

Sacrorum Antistitum (The Oath Against Modernism), Pope St. Pius X, 1910

Pope Benedict XV

Spiritus Paraclitus (On St. Jerome/Scripture), Pope Benedict XV, 1920

Pope Pius XI

Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio (On The Peace Of Christ In The Kingdom Of Christ) Pope Pius XI, 1922

Rerum Omnium Perturbationem (On St. Francis De Sales), Pope Pius XI, 1923

Quas Primas (On The Feast Of Christ The King), Pope Pius XI, 1925

Rite Expiatis (On St. Francis Of Assisi), Pope Pius XI, 1926  

Divini Cultus Sanctitatem (The Holiness Of Divine Worship), Pope Pius XI, 1928

Miserentissimus Redemptor (On Reparation To The Sacred Heart), Pope Pius XI, 1928

Mortalium Animos (On Religious Unity), Pope Pius XI, 1928

Divini Illius Magistri (Previous version entitled "Rappresentanti In Terra") (On Christian Education), Pope Pius XI, 1929

Mens Nostra (On The Promotion Of The Spiritual Exercises), Pope Pius XI, 1929

Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage), Pope Pius XI, 1930

Quadragesimo Anno (On Reconstruction Of The Social Order), Pope Pius XI, 1931

Caritate Christi Compulsi (On Reparation To The Sacred Heart), Pope Pius XI, 1932

Ad Catholici Sacerdotii (On The Catholic Priesthood), Pope Pius XI, 1935

Vigilanti Cura (On Motion Pictures), Pope Pius XI, 1936

Divini Redemptoris (On Atheistic Communism), Pope Pius XI, 1937

Ingravescentibus Malis (On The Rosary), Pope Pius XI, 1937

Pope Pius XII

Divino Afflante Spiritu (On Promoting Biblical Studies), Pope Pius XII, 1943

Mystici Corporis Christi (On The Mystical Body Of Christ), Pope Pius XII, 1943

Mediator Dei (On The Sacred Liturgy), Pope Pius XII, 1947  

On The Ecumenical Movement, Instruction Of The Holy Office, 1949

Humani Generis (Concerning Some False Opinions Threatening To Undermine The Foundations Of Catholic Doctrine), Pope Pius XII, 1950

Menti Nostrae (On The Development Of Holiness In Priestly Life), Pope Pius XII, 1950

Munificentissimus Deus (Defining The Dogma Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Into Heaven), Pope Pius XII, 1950

Ingruentium Malorum (On Reciting The Rosary), Pope Pius XII, 1951

Ad Caeli Reginam (On Proclaiming The Queenship of Mary), Pope Pius XII, 1954

Sacra Virginitas (On Consecrated Virginity), Pope Pius XII, 1954

Musicae Sacrae (On Sacred Music), Pope Pius XII, 1955

Haurietis Aquas (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart), Pope Pius XII, 1956

Miranda Prorsus (On The Communications Field: Motion Pictures, Radio, And Television), Pope Pius XII, 1957

Pope John XXIII

Veterum Sapientia (On The Promotion Of The Study Of Latin), Pope John XXIII, 1962

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