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Documentation Service is a monthly publication compiling selected articles and excerpts of Church documents on questions of faith and morals. Every issue is monographic, that is, dedicated to a concrete theme, oftentimes of current interest in the Church or society. The publication is an excellent resource for personal enrichment and to prepare conferences, talks and homilies.

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VOLUME XXIII, YEAR 2010

No. 1, January
Priestly Identity
From Crisis to Recovery

No. 2, February
Temperament
Ally or Enemy of Spiritual Life?

No. 3, March
A New Pentecost for the Filipino Clergy
Notes from the 2nd National Congress of the Clergy

No. 4, April
Condom Failure
A Reflection Based on International Medical Studies

No. 5, May
Benedict XVI and Clerical Sex Abuse
Setting the Record Straight

No. 6, June
God Tweets
Evangelization in a Digital Culture

No. 7, July
Putting Social Doctrine in the Limelight
A Summary of the Social Doctrine of the Church

No. 8, August
Same-Sex Attraction
Causes, Therapy and Prevention

No. 9, September
Stem Cell Debate
Debating the Embryo's Fate

No. 10, October
Normae de Gravioribus Delictis
"Norms Concerning the Most Serious Crimes"

No. 11, November
Pope Does Not Justify Condom Use
In Response to Media's False Reports

No. 12, December
Verbum Domini
A Reader's Guide


 

VOLUME XXII, YEAR 2009

No. 1, January
Dignitatis Personae
Instruction on the Dignity of a Human Person on Certain Bioethical Questions

No. 2, February
The 6th World Meeting of Families
"The Family, Teacher of Human and Christian Values"

No. 3, March
The Global Financial Crisis
Lessons on the Moral Dimension of the Economy

No. 4, April
The Passion for Fashion
Modesty and Reverence for the Feminine Body

No. 5, May
The Church Revisits Darwin
The Evolution of the Hypothesis to a Theory

No. 6, June
St. John Mary Vianney
Celebrating the Year for Priests Imitating the Holy Cure of Ars

No. 7, July
Caritas in Veritate: A Reader's Guide

No. 8, August
The Dictatorship of Relativism
The Closing of the Rational Mind

No. 9, September
Discerning Priestly Vocation

No. 10, October
The New Evangelization
How to Spread the Gospel in a Secular World

No. 11, November
We Are All Priests
The Essence of the Common Priesthood of the Faithful

No. 12, December
Welcoming the Anglicans
Anglicans Entering Full Communion with the Catholic Church


 

VOLUME XXI, YEAR 2008

No. 1, January
Faith Seeking Understanding
The Continuous Formation in the Faith

No. 2, February
In Hope We Were Saved
How to Live Hope in This Modern World

No. 3, March
Organ Transplant

The Morality of Human Organ Donation

No. 4, April
Apostolic Tradition
Unity of Doctrine in the Past, Present and the Future

No. 5, May
“My Soul Magnifies the Lord”
The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

No. 6, June
Internet Safety
Protecting Yourself from Internet's Moral Dangers

No. 7, July
The Challenges of the 23rd World Youth Day
We Are Called To Bear Witness

No. 8, August
Pauline Jubilee Year
"Paul Wants To Speak With Us Today"

No. 9, September
Oriental Catholic Churches
Who They Are and Why They Are Called Our "Separated Brethren"

No. 10, October
Exorcism
Overcoming Satan's Power in Today's World

No. 11, November
Lourdes
Celebrating 150 Years Following in the Footsteps of St Bernadette

No. 12, December
The Prelature of Opus Dei
In the Service of the Church as Personal Prelature


VOLUME XX, YEAR 2007

No. 1, January
The Visible Church
How the Church is Structured and Organized

No. 2, February
The Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament that Brings Us Closer to the Lord When Sick

No. 3, March
Population Collapse = Economic Collapse
The Real Effects of Population Decline and Aging

No. 4, April
The Woman at the Foot of the Cross
The Sorrows and Compassion of Our Blessed Mother

No. 5, May
The Celebration of the Eucharist
How to Take an Active, Full and Fruitful Participation

No. 6, June
Communion in the Hand Revisited
On the Need to Express Faith and Love in this Most Sublime Sacrament

No. 7, July
Catholics in the World of Science
How Catholics Throughout History Have Contributed to Science

No. 8, August
Roman Missal of St. Pius V
An Extraordinary Expression of the Same "Lex Orandi"

No. 9, September
The Family and the Transmission of Faith
The Task of Creating a Pious Environment for Children

No. 10, October
Chastity: It is Really Becoming Fashionable!

No. 11, November
Modesty and Decency: Chastity’s Twin Little Sisters

No. 12, December
The Gender Perspective
The New Global Cultural Revolution Transforming
Society and Institutions


VOLUME XIX, YEAR 2006

No. 1, January
"I was in Prison and You Came to Me"
The Prison Apostolate is Christian Duty Moved by Charity

No. 2, February
The Encyclical "God is Love"
Love is the Distinctive Feature of a Christian

No. 3, March
"I was a Stranger and You Made Me Welcome"
Migrants and Itenerant Peoples, Sign of the Times and Concern for the Church

No. 4, April
"I was Hungry and You Gave me to Eat" (Mt 25:25)
The Church and the Reality of World Hunger

No. 5, May
"The Da Vinci Code" Phenomenon
Why this "Blockbuster" is a "Faith Buster"

No. 6, June
Iglesia ni Cristo
Is it the Church of Christ?

No. 7, July
General Councils in the Church
Their Role in the Task of Governing the Church

No. 8, August
The Inquisition
A Clarification of the so-called "Black Legend"

No. 9, September
Mary is Ever Virgin
The Value of Virginity for the Kingdom of God

No. 10, October
Who are the Religious?
Consecrated Persons in the Life of the Church

No. 11 & 12, November-December
Personal Religious Freedom and Social Responsibility
The Social Dimension of the Right of an Individual


VOLUME XVIII, YEAR 2005

No. 1, January
Population Decline and Aging
The New Demography, the Devastating Result of Population Control

No. 2, February
The Apocryphal Gospels
An Alternative View from the Canonical Gospels?

No. 3, March
Christian Solidarity
A Commitment to the Good of One's Neighbor

No. 4, April
The Feminine Genius
Its Irreplaceable Role in the Church, the Family and Social Life

No. 5, May
Election of the Roman Pontiff
History, the Procedures and the Secrecy of a Conclave

No. 6, June
Benedict XVI
The Simple and Humble Laborer in the Vineyard of the Lord

No. 7, July
Christ's Presence in the Holy Eucharist
The Sacramental Presence of Christ in His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity

No. 8, August
Doctors of the Church
Authentic Teachers of Faith and the Christian Life

No. 9, September
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
A Thanksgiving to the Father and the Memorial of Christ

No. 10, October
The Latin Language
The Cultural, Literary and Religious Reasons for its Use in the Church

No. 11, November
Catholic Health-Care Workers
"Ministers of Life" Who Revealed the Suffering and Glorious Face of Christ

No. 12, December
The Infant Jesus
The Eternal Son in Whom we Have Become Adopted Sons


VOLUME XVII, YEAR 2004

No. 1, January
The Church and World Peace
How the Church Fosters Genuine Peace on Earth

No. 2, February
Legal Recognition of Homosexual Unions
Ethical Considerations Why Legislation Must Be Opposed

No. 3, March
Popular Piety and Lenten Liturgy
A Look at Popular Lenten Practices

No. 4, April
Moral Criteria for Catholic Politicians

No. 5, May
The Church in Asia
The Challenge for the Future

No. 6, June
The Ongoing Renewal of Priests
The Priest's Own Faithfulness to his Ministry

No. 7, July
Liturgical Discipline on the Holy Eucharist
On the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

No. 8, August
The Woman of the Eucharist
In Preparation for the Marian Year and Eucharistic Years

No. 9, September
Liturgical Renewal in the Church
Building Up the Liturgy for the Future

No. 10, October
Spiritual Benefit from Reading
A Treasure of the Catholic Church

No. 11, November
Advent
The Season of Hope

No. 12, December
Eucharistic Devotion
The Eucharist in Our Everyday Lives


VOLUME XVI, YEAR 2003

No. 1, January
The Just War
Requirements for a Lasting World Peace

No. 2, February
Children
God's Blessing and Source of Joy for Families

No. 3, March
The New Age Myth
Incompatibility Between Christianity and the New Age Movement

No. 4, April
Dignity of the Liturgical Celebration

No. 5, May
The Message and Devotion to Divine Mercy

No. 6, June
The Hope of the Renewal of Society

No. 7, July
Divine Traditions vs.Traditions of Men

No. 8, August
The Denial of God in the Name of Equality
The Hidden Agenda of Feminism

No. 9, September
The Pilgrimage in the Tradition of the Church

No. 10, October
Pope John Paul II
On the Occasion of his 25th Anniversary of Election as Roman Pontiff

No. 11, November
On Cremation
Christian Respect for Human Bodies

No. 12, December
On Jews and Catholics
What Has Been Done so Far in the Past Ten Years?


VOLUME XV, YEAR 2002

No. 1, January
Fatherhood, A Path to Holiness

No. 2, February
Joy and Cheerfulness

No. 3, March
The Meaning of Lent
A Time for Christian Renewal

No. 4, April
The Myth of the Pedophile Priest
Sins that Betray the Grace of Holy Orders

No. 5, May
The Church and the Internet
Evangelizing the World Wide Web

No. 6, June
General Absolution?

No. 7, July
Living-In
Another Look at Marriage, Family and De Facto Unions

No. 8, August
The Invalidity of Mormon Baptism
A Closer Look at the so-called "Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints"

No. 9, September
Suffering and Sanctification

No. 10, October
The Holy Rosary: A Treasure to be Rediscovered
Introducing the Mysteries of Light and the Year of the Holy Rosary

No. 11, November
Priests and Holiness
An Option or an Absolute Necessity?

No. 12, December
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
The First Saturday Devotion: A Call to Reparation for Sins


VOLUME XIV, YEAR 2001

No. 1, January
The Universal Call to Holiness
Apostolic Exhortation Novo Millennio Inuente

No. 2, February
Working with Christ
Lay Apostolate: A Sea without Shores

No. 3, March
Politics and Ethics

No. 4, April
Blessed Pius IX
The Pope of Vatican Council I

No. 5, May
The Menace of Pornography
The Limits of the Freedom of Expression

No. 6, June
One-World Government and One-World Religion

No. 7, July
Secularism
Satan's Latest Strategy

No. 8, August
Christian Humanism
Illuminating Culture with the Light of the Gospel

No. 9, September
Dialogue with Islam - Part 1
A Requirement for World Peace

No. 10, October
Dialogue with Islam - Part 2
Beyond the World Trade Center Event

No. 11, November
Racism
The Church vs. Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

No. 12, December
Globalization
Two-Edged Sword for Human Development


VOLUME XIII, YEAR 2000

No. 1, January
Jubilee Year 2000

No. 2, February
Death Penalty

No. 3, March
Justification

No. 4, April
Memory and Reconciliation
The Church and the Faults of the Past

No. 5, May
Persecutions of Christians in the 20th Century

No. 6, June
The Third Secret of Fatima

No. 7, July
The Bishops' Conference

No. 8, August
Another Look at the Society of St. Pius X

No. 9, September
The Uniqueness and Universality of the Catholic Church
Salvation by Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church He Founded

No. 10, October
Buddhism

No. 11, November
Vatican Council II

No. 12, December
On Prayers for Healing


VOLUME XII, YEAR 1999

No. 1, January
Religious Freedom and Peace

No. 2, February
The New Millenarians
Unmasking Jehovah's Witnesses

No. 3, March
Inculturation or Syncretism?

No. 4, April
God the Father

No. 5, May
The Divorce Debate

No. 6, June
Catholic Education

No. 7, July
Senior Citizens

No. 8, August
The Christian Temple

No. 9, September
The International Debt and the Jubilee

No. 10, October
Dialogue and Proclamation

No. 11, November
Parousia: The Second Coming of Christ

No. 12, December
The Anti-Christ


VOLUME XI, YEAR 1998

No. 1, January
Human Cloning and Genetic Engineering

No. 2, February
Come Holy Spirit

No. 3, March
Another Look at Lay Ministers

No. 4, April
Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

No. 5, May
The Shroud of Turin

No. 6, June
Centering Prayer

No. 7, July
Dating and Going Steady

No. 8, August
Dies Domini
Recovering the True Sense of Sunday

No. 9, September
Overpopulation: The Unexamined Dogma

No. 10, October
Fides et Ratio
The Dialogue Between Faith and Reason

No. 11, November
Hell

No. 12, December
Sports and Recreation


VOLUME X, YEAR 1997

No. 1, January
The Natural Law

No. 2, February
Catholic Non-Marriages

No. 3, March
Faith and Theology

No. 4, April
The Lay Apostolate (Part I)

No. 5, May
The Lay Apostolate (Part II)

No. 6, June
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

No. 7, July
Homosexuality in the Light of Christian Anthropology

No. 8, August
A New Marian Dogma?

No. 9, September
Homosexuality II
Moral, Political, and Pastoral Perspective

No. 10, October
Human Rights

No. 11, November
Contemporary Satanism

No. 12, December
Towards a Personalist Economic System


VOLUME IX, YEAR 1996

No. 1, January
Indulgences

No. 2, February
Priestly Celibacy (Part I)
And the Lifestyle that goes with it

No. 3, March
Preparing for the Third Millenium

No. 4, April
Priestly Celibacy (Part II)

No. 5, May
Guidelines on Sex Education

No. 6, June
Successful Fatherhood

No. 7, July
That All May Be One
A Fresh Look at Ecumenism

No. 8, August
A Tribute to Motherhood

No. 9, September
The State and the Family

No. 10, October
The Istanbul Conference

No. 11, November
Marriage Nullities: Till Death Do Us Part?

No. 12, December
Reconciling Science and Religion


VOLUME VIII, YEAR 1995

No. 1, January
The Teachings of Pope John Paul II in the World Youth Day 1995

No. 2-3, February-March
The Fetus as Human

No. 4, April
Evangelium Vitae Part I

No. 5, May
The Beijing Conference
(The Fourth World Conference on Women)

No. 6, June
The Beijing Conference (Part II)

No. 7, July
Evangelium Vitae (Part II)

No. 8, August
The Society of St. Pius X
A Schismatic Church in our Midst

No. 9, September
Drawing the Curtains Down on The Beijing Conference (Part III)

No. 10, October
Eucharistic Adoration

No. 11, November
Displaced Peoples

No. 12, December
Holy Communion


VOLUME VI, YEAR 1994

No. 1, January
The Standard of Christian Education

No. 2, February
The Office of St. Peter
Truly Loving the Pope

No. 3, March
The Morality of Cooperation In Evil

No. 4, April
Why the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas Should be Studied

No. 5, May
Christianizing Rest and Recreation

No. 6, June
Ethical and Pastoral Dimensions of Population Trend

No. 7, July
Protecting the Family

No. 8, August
Understanding the Church of the Poor

No. 9, September
Psychology as Ally and Traitor
Call for the Return to Traditional Spiritual Direction

No. 10, October
Natural Family Planning
The Church Recommends it But Wants it Properly Known

No. 11, November
Women Priests, No; Girl Altar Servers, Perhaps

No. 12, December
The Holy See and the Cairo Conference


VOLUME VI, YEAR 1993

No. 1, January
The Galileo Case
Exploring the Science-Religion Relation

No. 2, February
The New Catechism of the Catholic Church
Global Effort to Transmit the Faith Integrally

No. 3, March
Sex Ed and Pornography

No. 4, April
The Code of Canon Law

No. 5, May
Humanae Vitae: 25 Years Later

No. 6, June
Associations for Priests

No. 7, July
Beware of the New Age Movement

No. 8, August
Tackling the Problem of Ecclesiology

No. 9, September
The Dualism of Church and State

No. 10, October
Education in and for Chastity

No. 11, November
Mining and Appreciating Veritatis Splendor

No. 12, December
Defend the Family
1994 - International Year of the Family


VOLUME V, YEAR 1992

No. 1, January
Fathers of the Church: Witness to Our Living Tradition

No. 2, February
Morals, Truth and Mass Media

No. 3, March
The Making of a Saint
The Beatification of St. Josemaria Escriva

No. 4, April
What's Wrong with Divorce?

No. 5, May
Jose Rizal
Understanding our National Hero

No. 6, June
Sacred Music

No. 7, July
Evolution and Faith

No. 8, August
Who is the Priest?
The Perennial Aspect and the Modern Challenges of Priesthood

No. 9, September
Forging the Christian Sense of Ecology

No. 10, October
The Quiet Light for the Dark World of Drugs

No. 11, November
Holy Rosary
Our Prayer with Our Mother for Our Times

No. 12, December
AIDS
Beware of Opportunistic Moral Infections


VOLUME IV, YEAR 1991

No. 1, January
Homosexuality
A Pastoral Concern

No. 2, February
Vocations, God's Call

No. 3, March
The Church Speaks on War and Peace

No. 4, April
Faith and Life
The Need for Doctrinal Formation

No. 5, May
I Believe in the Holy Spirit

No. 6, June
Evangelization and Fidelity to Doctrine
The Meaning of "Inculturation"

No. 7, July
Slaughter of the Innocents
(The Evil of Abortion)

No. 8 August
Modernism, Then and Now

No. 9, September
Capitalist Against Poverty

No. 10, October
On Marian Apparitions

No. 11, November
Catholics and Politics

No. 12, December
Anatomy of a Schism


VOLUME III, YEAR 1990

No. 1, January
The Devil and Satanism

No. 2, February
St. Joseph
Foster Father of Our Lord

No. 3, March
The Triumph of the Holy Cross

No. 4, April
Christian Yoga

No. 5, May
Gambling as Vice

No. 6, June
The Socialist Temptation

No. 7, July
Our Mother in Heaven

No. 8, August
The Joy of Catechizing

No. 9, September
Our Friends the Angels

No. 10, October
Care for the Dying vs. Euthanasia

No. 11, November
Magisterium and Dissent in the Church

No. 12, December
What's Behind the Population Program?


VOLUME II, YEAR 1989

No. 1, January
Who Can Be Saved?
Salvation and the Catholic Church

No. 2, February
Work in the Christian Life

No. 3, March
The Paschal Mystery
On the Passion, Death and Resurrection

No. 4, April
The Moral Conscience

No. 5, May
Bible Only?

No. 6, June
Secularity
What Makes the Laity Lay

No. 7, July
Population Control: A Trap to Fallacies

No. 8, August
Appreciating the Liturgy

No. 9, September
Purity Today

No. 10, October
Purgatory and Praying for the Dead

No. 11, November
Mary’s Immaculate Conception

No. 12, December
Christmas in Our Life


VOLUME I, YEAR 1988

No. 1, January
Catholic Doctrine and Fundamentalist Questions (Part 1)

No. 2, February
To Love the Holy Eucharist

No. 3, March
Catholic Doctrine and Fundamentalist Questions (Part 2)

No. 4, April
Focus on the Laity

No. 5, May
Human Development in Catholic Social Doctrine

No. 6, June
Sexuality in Marriage
(What You Should Know About Contraception)

No. 7, July
Devotion to Our Lady

No. 8, August
Christian Liberation

No. 9, September
Freemasonry
(Why Catholics Cannot be Masons)

No. 10, October
Family Planning and the Church

No. 11, November
Why Confession?

No. 12, December
Woman: Her Dignity and Vocation


 

 

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