Summaries of Magisterial Documents
The Magisterium has been promulgated by the Catholic Church throughout 2000 years. Our Catholic Literacy Series (CLS) are distilled summaries of these Council documents, Papal letters, encyclicals, publications by the dicasteries.
These official church documents are condensed to core content, referenced by document and paragraph number. Originally we published in 13 volumes comprising 4.000 pages contained in 5 by 8 inch volumes.
Redesigned summaries are being made available in digital format to provide the learning resources necessary for future generations of Catholics.
The Magisterium is the Church’s teaching authority
It is vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles,
under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter.
It is also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ
and visible head of the Catholic Church.
(Etym. Latin magister, master.)
A Few Words
“It is essential to respect the traditions and teachings comprising the Magisterium of the Church. These summaries of the magisterial documents are designed to be accessible, understandable, and memorable.”
John D. Hipsley
CUSP Publishing, President, Refounder
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