Appendix 3

Appendix 3: Referencing the Vatican II Documents

The Documents of Vatican II (1962-1965) have standard abbreviations (from the Latin); foreign words are usually in italics:

AA
Apostolicam Actuoisitatem (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)
AG
Ad Gentes (Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity)
CD
Christus Dominus (Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church)
DH
Dignitatis Humanae (Declaration on Religious Liberty)
DV
Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation)
GE
Gravissimum Educationis (Decree on Christian Education)
GS
Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World)
IM
Inter Mirifica (Decree on the Means of Social Communication)
LG
Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church)
NA
Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Church's Relations with non-Christian Religions)
OE
Orientalium Ecclesiarum (Decree on the Catholic Oriental Churches)
OT
Optatam Totius (Decree on the Training of Priests)
PC
Perfectae Caritatis (Decree on the Up-to-date Renewal of Religious Life)
PO
Presbyterorum Ordinis (Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests)
SC
Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)
UR
Unitatis Redintegratio (Decree on Ecumenism)