The CLSA offers several publications, documents and letters available exclusively to our membership at no additional fee. Each document is available in Adobe (.pdf) form, readable with the free Adobe Reader.

Click on a category to see the documents, letters and publications available for downloading:


Reports from the 2017 Biennial Rome Trip



Supplements to the Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition, per Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, and to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Church, perMotu Proprio Mitis et Misericors Iesus

Survey of the (Arch)Diocesan/Eparchial Finance Councils, conducted by the Committee on Church Governance

Extraordinary Faculties of the Roman Rota, Unofficial Translation

Procedural Guidelines for the Modification of Parishes, the Closure or Relegation of Churches to Profane but not Sordid Use, and the Alienation of the Same During the Society’s recent trip to Rome, Fr. Edward Lohse shared with the CLSA delegates this document and accompanying letter, which was sent to diocesan bishops. With the Congregation’s permission, we are making these materials available online to the membership. The materials will also be published in Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions 2013.


Report from the 2013 Rome Delegation – A recap of May 2013 meetings with the Apostolic Signatura, Roman Rota, and various Congregations and universities.

Rotal Sentences and Decrees – English translations of Rotal Sentences and Decrees by Reverend Augustine Mendonça, JCD, are available to members for downloading. The Sentences and Decrees have been translated and published with permission of the Dean of the Roman Rota. The CLSA is most grateful to Rev. Mendonça for his generosity in sharing the English translations with the Society and for this invaluable service to our membership.

Roman Replies & CLSA Advisory Opinions 1983-1995 – available free to members in our Online Bookstore under Publication Downloads. Other downloads are also available to purchase at a discounted rate for members.

CLSA Proceedings of the Annual Convention, volumes 1983-2000 – click the link to view an index (by volume) of all the CLSA Proceedings now available to our members for free. To download the volumes/article, you will be directed to our Online Bookstore. Other downloads are also available to purchase at a discounted rate for members.

Bookmark Reference Guide – prepared by the Committee on Sacramental Law. A Reference guide for when marriages of Catholics to Orthodox persons in Orthodox ceremonies are presumed to be valid.

Regional Conference Presentations – currently two presentations are available for downloading: “Recent Rotal Jurisprudence on Exclusion of Bonum Coniugum” by  Rev. Augustine Mendonça, JCD and “The Instruction Dignitas Connubii: Selected Issues” by Msgr. Roch Pagé, JCD. Please check back as more Regional Presentations become available.

Congregation for Clergy 2009-2010 Circular Letters and Documents regarding Special Faculties – April 2009 Letter; Vatican Radio Interview with Prefect; and March 2010 Procedural Guidelines.

Other Available Downloads – includes the 2001 Sacramentrum Sanctitatis Tutela, Notes from Msgr. Charles Scicluna Regarding Processing Cases of Graviora Delicta and the Guide to the Implementation of the U.S. Bishops’ Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons along with other documents/letters from various Roman Dicasteries.

Future Initiatives Project – the final report of the Future Initiatives Project; the committee was mandated to 1) Review the seven stated purposes of our Society contained in Article II of the CLSA Constitution and (2) Propose actions and strategies for the revitalization of the Society in light of these stated purposes for the next three to five years.