Church Documents on

Particular Challenges to Priestly Ministry

John Paul II

1994
Ordinantio sacerdotalis

Apostolic Letter on Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1995

Directives on the Formation of Seminarians Concerning Problems Related to Marriage and the Family

[Origins 25:10 (August 10, 1995) 161-167*]

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

1996

Instruction on Admitting Candidates Coming From Other Seminaries or Religious Communities

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Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

1997

Circular Letter concerning: Scrutinies regarding the Suitability of Candidates for Orders

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Interdicasterial Instruction

1997
Ecclesiae de mysterio

On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priests

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

2005

Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders

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Congregation for
Catholic Education

2008

Directory
for the Ministry
and the Life
of Priests

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