Updated, Jan 29 2014
Much great info—documents, podcasts and audio files and more—are available online at EWTN: Library Main – Encyclicals – Other papal documents – John Paul II. Online documents are also available at Catholic Information Network. This list is far from complete; will add to it from time to time.
Documents by Pope John Paul II
- The Gospel of Life. (Online with good study helps).
Also see the page Developing a Catholic Worldview, Understanding the Living the Gospel of Life section, for more on this encyclical that every pro-life worker and every Catholic should read.
- The Splendor of Truth.
- Faith and Reason.
- Reconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church Today.
- Salvifici Doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering).
Documents by Pope Benedict XVI
- Verbum Domini (The Word of the Lord) Post-Synodal Exhortation on The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. (PDF): Said to be “the most important Church document on Holy Scripture since Dei Verbum (Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation).
- Deus Caritas Est (God is Love).
- Sacramentum Caritatis (Sacrament of Charity).
- Spe Salvi (Saved in Hope).
- Caritas in Veritate (Charity or Love in Truth).
Documents by Other Popes
- Aeterni Patris (On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy), Pope Leo XIII.
- Miserentissimus Redemptor (On Reparation to the Sacred Heart), Pope Pius XI.