Church Documents on Priestly Formation

Formative Pathways

Congregation for
Catholic Education

1972

The Study of Philosophy
in Seminaries

[Origins 1:39 (March 16, 1972) 655-659*]

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1974

A Guide to Formation
in Priestly Celibacy

[Origins 4:5 (June 27, 1974) 65-76*] (excerpts)

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1976

The Theological Formation
of Future Priests

[Origins 6:11 (September 2, 1976) 173-190*]

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1979
In ecclesiam futurorum

Instruction on
Liturgical Formation
in Seminaries

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1980

Circular Letter concerning Some of the More Urgent Aspects of Spiritual Formation in Seminaries

[Origins 9:38 (March 6, 1980) 610-619*]

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1986

Guide to the Training of Future Priests concerning the Insruments of Social Communication

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1989

The Virgin Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1989
Inspectis dierum

On the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests

[Origins 19:34 (January 25, 1990) 549-561*]

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Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

1993

Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism, especially 192-195

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Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

1999

Inter-Institute Collaboration for Formation

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Congregation for the Clergy

1999

The Priest and the Third Christian Millenium

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Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

2001
Ratio Formationis

Program for Priestly Formation

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Congregation for the Clergy

2002

The Priest, Pastor and Leader of the Parish Community

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Congregation for the Clergy

2008

The Eucharist and the Priest

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

2011

Decree on the Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy

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Congregation for the Clergy

2016
Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (RFIS)

The Gift of the Priestly Vocation

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2018

The Identity of the Priesthood in RFIS

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2019

Main Features of the
RFIS

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2019

The Gradual Nature
of Priestly Formation

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2019

Integration in Priestly Formation within the Stage of Configuration

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2019

The Stages of
Priestly Formation

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S.E. Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong

2019

Accompaniment and Discernment
of Priestly Vocations

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