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Canon Law Research Guide

Commonly used abbreviations

This list is non-exhaustive and is designed only as a quick reference.

AA Apostolicam actuositatem
AAS Acta Apostolicae Sedis
AG Decree Ad gentes
CCEO Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium
CD Decree Christus Dominus
CDF Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
CDWDS Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
CIC Codex Iuris Canonici
CLSA Canon Law Society of America
DC Instruction Dignitas connubii
DH Declaration Dignitatis humanae
DV Dogmatic Constitution Dei verbum
GE Declaration Gravissimum educationis
GS Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et spes
ICEL International Commission on English in the Liturgy
IM Decree Inter mirifica
LEF Lex Ecclesiae fundamentalis
LG Dogmatic Constitution Lumen gentium
MI Motu proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus
NA Declaration Nostra aetate
OE Decree Orientalium Ecclesiarum
OT Decree Optatam totius
PB Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus
PC Decree Perfectae caritatis
PCLT Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
PO Decree Presbyterorum ordinis
RRDec Rotae Romanae Tribunal, Decisiones seu sententiae
RRDecr Rotae Romanae Tribunal, Decreta
SC Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium
UR Unitatis redintegratio
USCCB United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Commonly recognized abbreviations

Below is the list of abbreviations as it appears in the New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, xxi-xxxii. It includes detailed citations of the sources used in the commentary and can be helpful in identifying and locating them.