Selected Reference Documents related to the Code of Canon Law
Prepared by Monsignor Jason Gray of the Diocese of Peoria
Texts of the Codes of Canon Law
The 1983 Code of Canon Law has been updated with all modifications issued through 2021, including the new penal law in Book VI. Two errors in the English translation of cc. 1376 and 1389 were corrected on March 9, 2022.
Documents that brought about modifications to the 1983 Code
Ad tuendam fidem (18 May 1998)
Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela (30 April 2001)
Omnium in Mentem (26 October 2009)
Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus (15 August 2015)
Rescript to Secretary of State (11 May 2016)
De concordia inter Codices (15 September 2016)
Magnum Principium (9 September 2017)
Communis Vita (19 March 2019)
Authenticum Charismatis (1 November 2020)
Pascite Gregem Dei (8 December 2021)
Spiritus Domini (10 January 2021)
Competentias Quasdam Decernere (11 February 2022)
Recognitum Librum VI (26 April 2022)
Rescriptum ex Audientia Santissimi (18 May 2022)
Rescriptum ex Audientia Santissimi (15 June 2022)
The cross reference table can show the corresponding canons in the 1917, 1983, or 1990 Codes by sorting the data according to the desired code.
If you are interested in an English translation of the 1917 code, please consider the following:
- Peters, Edward N. 1917 Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: in English translation, with extensive scholarly apparatus. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001.