Official Liturgy Documents

Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963)

John Paul II, Vicesimus Quintus Annus
Apostolic Letter on the 25th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Sacred Liturgy (1988)

John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Dies Domini (1998)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Built of Living Stones: Art, Architecture, and Worship (2000)

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Liturgiam Authenticam
On the Use of Vernacular Languages in the Publication of the Books of the Roman Liturgy (2001)

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (2001)

General Instruction of the Roman Missal including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America (2002)

John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia (2003)

John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium (2003)

Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum on Certain Matters to be Observed or Avoided Regarding the Most Holy Eucharist (2004)

John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine for the Year of the Eucharist (2004)

Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, The Year of the Eucharist -- Suggestions and Proposals (2004)

Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis
Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission (2007)

Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum (2007)

Benedict XVI, Letter to Bishops on the Publication of the Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum” (2007)

 

Official Music Documents

Pius X, Encyclical Letter Tra Le Sollecitudini On the Restoration of Sacred Music (1903)

Instruction Musicam Sacram on Sacred Music in the Liturgy (1967)

John Paul II, Letter to Artists (1999)

John Paul II, Chirograph for the Centenary of the Motu Proprio Tra Le Sollecetudini on Sacred Music (2003)

USCCB, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (2007)

 

Other Official Church Documents

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers in the Vineyard (2005)

 

Other Related Documents

Catholic Connections to Music Education

Milwaukee Symposium for Church Composers: A Ten-Year Report (1992)

Snowbird Statement on Catholic Liturgical Music (1995)

Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture (Lutheran World Federation, 1996)