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Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church; Nov. 21, 1964

Dei Verbum, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation; Nov. 18, 1965

Sacrosanctum Concilium, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy; Dec. 4, 1963

Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World; Dec. 7, 1965

Christus Dominus, Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church; Oct. 28, 1965

Ad Gentes, Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity; Dec. 7, 1965

Unitatis Redintegratio, Decree on Ecumenism; Nov. 21, 1964

Orientalium Ecclesiarum, Decree on Eastern Catholic Churches; Nov. 21, 1964

Presbyterorum Ordinis, Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests; Dec. 7, 1965

Optatam Totius, Decree on Priestly Formation; Oct. 28, 1965

Perfectae Caritatis, Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of Religious Life; Oct. 28, 1965

Apostolicam Actuositatem, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity; Nov. 18, 1965

Inter Mirifica, Decree on the Instruments of Social Communication; Dec.4, 1963

Dignitatis Humanae, Declaration on Religious Freedom; Dec. 7, 1965

Nostra Aetate, Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions; Oct. 28, 1965

Gravissimum Educationis, Declaration on Christian Education; Oct. 28, 1965

National Catholic Reporter, Posted September 26, 2002