Bibliography of the Ordinary Magisterium

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  1. Council of Elvira, canon 71: 305-306 AD: "Those who sexually abuse boys may not commune even when death approaches."
  2. Council of Ancyra, canon  17: 314 AD "Defilers of themselves with beasts, being also leprous, who have infected others, the holy Synod commands to pray among the cheimazomenoi. "
  3. Basil of Nyssa, First Canonical Epistle to Amphilochus of Iconium, (Epist. 117, canon 62), 375 AD.
  4. Gregory of Nyssa, Canonical Letter to Letoius of Mytilene (Epist. canonica 4), 390 AD.
  5. The Emperor Justinian, Novella 77, 538 AD.
  6. Justinian, Novella 141, 544 AD.
  7. 2nd Council of  Tours, canon 14, 567 AD.
  8. 16th Council of Toledo, canon 3, 693 AD.
  9. Council of London, canons 28 & 29, 1102 AD.
  10. Council of Naplouse [Nablus/Shechem], canons 8-11, 1120 AD.
  11. Ivo of Chartres, Decretum
  12. Gratian, Decretum c.1140 AD
  13. Lateran III, canon 11, 1179 AD:
  14. Innocent III, Letter 1203 AD
  15. Lateran IV, canon 14,  1215 AD.
  16. Various local synods in this period issued canons which referred to sodomy [Goodich (1979]:
  17. also constitutions of
  18. also monastic statutes
  19. Gregory IX, Bull "Vox in Rama", 1233 AD.
  20. Gregory IX, Bull "Liber Extra"  1234 AD.
  21. CDF "Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics" (Humana Persona ) 1975 AD.
  22. CDF "Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons" 1986 AD.
  23. CDF "Some Considerations Concerning the Catholic Response  to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons" 1991 AD.
  24. Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Veritatis Splendor 1993 AD.
Derrick S. Bailey, "Homosexuality and the Western Christian Tradition"
(London: Longmans, Green, 1955; repr. Hamden, Ct.: Archon/Shoestring Press, 1975)]
This contains many of the Conciliar canons in translation.

Michael Goodich, "The Unmentionable Vice"
(Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-Clio, 1979)


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