List of abbreviations used in titles, sources, editorial notations, and references.

The abbreviations may be used with or without periods.

AAS - Acta Apostolicae Sedis

admin - administrative

African Eccles Rev - African Ecclesiastical Review

Amer Eccles Rev - American Ecclesiastical Review

ap const - apostolic constitution

ap exhort - apostolic exhortation

ap letter - apostolic letter

Apol - Apollinares, Commentarius Iuris Canonici

Apr. - April

Ap Sig - Apostolic Signatura

Archiv KK, or Archiv K KR - Archiv für Katholisches Kirchenrecht

ARCIC - Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission

art. - article

ASS - Acta Sanctae Sedis

Aug. - August

Austral Cath Rec - Australasian Catholic Record

auth interp - authentic interpretation

BCL Newsletter - Bishop's Committee on the Liturgy Newsletter (USA)

BEF - Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas

Bibliog Miss - Bibliographia Missionaria

Bull Secr Non-Christ - Bulletin of the Sacretariat for Non-Christians

Bull UISG - Bulletin of Unione Internationale delle Superiore Generali

c. - canon

Cancell - Apostolic Chancery

Cath - Catholic

Cat Mind - Catholic Mind

CBCP - Catholic Bishops' Confererence of the Philippines

cc. - canons

CCC - Canadian Catholic Conference

CCCB - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

CCE - Congregation for Catholic Education

CCEO - Codex canonum Ecclesiarum orientalium, Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches

CCL - Corpus christianorum latinorum

CCLS Bulletin - Canadian Canon Law Society Bulletin

CCLS Newsletter - Canadian Canon Law Society Newsletter

CD - Christus Dominus

CDF - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

CDW - Congregation for Divine Worship

CDW - Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

CEC - Congregation for the Eastern Churches

CEP - Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

cf. - confer, compare

Chr - Christian

CIC - Codex iuris canonici, Code of Canon Law

CICLSAL - Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

CLD - Canon Law Digest

Clergy Rev - Clergy Review

CLSAP, or CLSA Proc - Canon Law Society of America Proceedings

CLANZ Newsletter, or CLS AUS/NZ Newsletter - Canon Law Society of Australian and New Zealand Newsletter

CLSGBI Newsletter - Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland Newsletter

Cod Com - Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Canons of the Code of Canon Law (Code Commission)

Collectanea - Collectanea Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide (1907 edition, two volumes)

com - committee

Com Cent - Central Commission for the Coordination of Post-Conciliar Work and for the Interpretation of Conciliar Decrees

Com Com Soc - Pontifical Commission for Social Communications Media

Com Fam - Committee for the Family

Com Iust et Pax - Pontifical Commission of Scholars: Justice and Peace

comm - commission

Comm - Communicationes

Com Mig et Itin - Pontifical Commission for the Spiritual Care of Migrants and Travelers

Communic - Communicationes

Com pro Rel - Commentarium pro Religiosis

Com Vat II Interp - Pontifical Commission for the Interpretation of the Decrees of the Second Vatican Council

Conc Com Lit - Conciliar Commission for the Implementation of Vatican II's Constitution on the Liturgy

Conc Laic - Pontifical Council for the Laity

cong - congregation

Cons Life, or ConLife - Consecrated Life

const - constitution

CRIS - Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes

CSEL - Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum latinorum

d - dubium, doubt

Datar - Apostolic Datary

Dec. - December

decr - decree

Denz-Schon, or Denz-Sch'n - Enchirdion Symbolorum ed. by H. Denzinger and revised by A. Schömetzer

div - divine

Doc Cath - La Documentation Catholique

DOL - Documents on the Liturgy

E & M - Évangile et Mission

ed. - editor

ed. - edition

ed - education

Ench Vat - Enchiridion Vaticanum

Eng. - English

Ephem IC - Ephemerides Iuris Canonici

Ephem Liturg - Ephemerides Liturgicae

ER - The American Ecclesiastical Review

DS - Enchirdion Symbolorum ed. by H. Denzinger and revised by A. Schömetzer

ency - encyclical

Feb. - February

Fontes, or Fontes Codicis JC - Gasparri, Codicis Juris Canonici Fontes

GCD - General Catechetical Directory

GE - Gravissimum educationis

gen decr - general decree

GIRM - General Instruction of the Roman Missal

GS - Gaudium et spes

Holy Office - Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office

Hom & Past Rev, or Homil - The Homiletic and Pastoral Review

ibid. - ibidem, in the same source

ICEL - International Committee on English in the Liturgy

IEC - Irish Episcopal Conference

IM - Inter mirifica

Informationes SCRIS - Informationes Sacrae Congregationis pro Religiosis et Institutis Saecularibus

inst - institute

instr - instruction

Irish ER, or Ir Eccl Rec - Irish Ecclesiastical Record

Ir Theol Qrtly - Irish Theological Quarterly

ITC - International Theological Commission

ITCABIC - Inter-Territorial Catholic Bishops' Conference of Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Jan. - January

JP - Jus Pontificium

leg - legislative

LEV - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

LG - Lumen gentium

LIB - Liturgical Information Bulletin of the Philippines

loc. cit. - loco citato, in the same work and place cited

Mar. - March

MF - Mysterium fidei

Min Past - Ministero Pastorale

Monit - Il Monitore Ecclesiastico

Monit Eccles - Monitor Ecclesiasticus

mp - motu proprio

n.b. - nota bene, note well

NCCB - National Conference of Catholic Bishops

NCD - National Catechetical Directory

Newsletter Bps Com Lit - Newsletter-Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy (USA)

Newsletter CCLS - Newsletter of the Canadian Canon Law Society

Newsletter CLSGBI - Newsletter of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland

NRT - Nouvelle Revue Théologique

NZBC - New Zealand Bishops' Conference

NN - given and family names

no. - number

nos. - numbers

Nov. - November

Oct. - October

OD - Official Document, Document officiel (Canada)

OE - Orientalium Ecclesiarum

Official Bulletin - Bulletin Officiel de la Conférence des Évêques de France

op. cit. - opere citato, in the same work cited

OR , or OssRom - L'Osservatore Romano (Italian-Latin ed)

OR (Eng) or OssRomEng- L'Osservatore Romano (English ed)

OT - Optatam totius

pc - pontifical council

PCID - Pontifical Council for Interreligious dialogue

PCILT - Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts

PCN - Particular Canons of Nigeria

PCPCU - Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

PCSC - Pontifical Council for Social Communications

PDV - Pastores davo vobis

Periodica - Periodica de Re Morali, Canonica, Liturgica

PG - Patrologia graeca (ed Migne)

PL - Patrologia Latina (ed Migne)

PO - Presyterorum ordinis

pont - pontifical

Proceedings CLSA - Proceedings of the Canon Law Society of America

prot n, or prot no - protocol number

r - response

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RD - Sacrae Romanae Rotae Decisiones seu Sententiae

re - in re, concerning

ref. - reference item

rel - religious

Resol - Resolutio

Rev Espan de Der Can - Revista Espaňola de Derecho Canonico

RfR - Review for Religious

RH - Redemptor hominis

Rota - Sacred Roman Rota

RRAO - Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions

SACB - South African Conference of Bishops

SACBC - South African Catholic BIshops' Conference

sc. - scilicet, namely

SC - Sacrosanctum Concilium

SC - Studia Canonica

SCB - Sacred Congregation for Bishops

SS Caer - Sacred Congregation of Ceremonies

SCCE - Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education

SC Caus Sanct - Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints

SC Cler - Sacred Congregation for the Clergy

SC Conc - Sacred Congregation of the Council

SC Consist - Sacred Consistorial Congregation

SC Cult Div - Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship

SCDF, or SC Doct Fid - Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

SC Eccl Or - Sacred Congregation for Oriental Churches

SC Episc - Sacred Congregation for Bishops

SC Gent Evang - Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Nations or for the Propagation of the Faith

SCh - Sources Chrétiennes

SC Inst Cath - Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education

SC Neg Eccl Ext - Sacred Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs

SC Or - Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Church

SC Prop Fid - Sacred Congregation for Propagation of the Faith

SC Pub Eccl Neg - Sacred Council for the Public Affairs of the Church

SC Rel - Sacred Congregation for Religious

SC Rel et SI - Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes

SC Rit - Sacred Congregation for Rites

SCRIS - Sacred Congregation for Secular and Religious Institutes

SC Sacr - Sacred Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments

SC Sacr et Cult Div - Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship

SC Sem, or SC Stud - Sacred Congregation for Seminaries and Universities

sec - secular

Sec Christ Unit - Secretariat for Christian Unity

Sec Non-Christ - Secretariat for Non-Christians

Sec Non-Cred - Secretariat for Non-Believers

secr - secretary

Sec St, or Sec Stat - Secretariat of State, Papal Secretariat, Office of the Papal Secretary of State

Sept. - September

sic. - sic erat scriptum, copied correctly

SICO - Servizio Informazione Congregazione Orientale

Sig Apost, or Signatura - Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Skz - Schweizerische Kirchenzeitung

soc - society

S Off - Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office

SPCU - Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity

S Paen, or S Poen - Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary

TP Quart - Theologische-Prakische Quartalschrift

TPS - The Pope Speaks

trans. - translation

US Apost Del - United States Apostolic Delegate

USCC - United States Catholic Conference

USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Vic Rom - Vicariate of Rome

vers. - version

Vida Rel - Vida Religiosa

Vie Cons - Vie Consacrée

Vita Cons - Vita Consecrata

Zeit KT - Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie