Pope John XXII- Against the Heresy of "Absolute Poverty"
Quum inter nonnullos
This English translation has been made from the latin text found in "EXTRAVAG. IOANN. XXII. TIT. XIV. DE VERBORUM SIGNIFICATIONE CAP V ", DECRETALIUM CCOLLECTIONES, AKADEMISCHE DRUCK - U. VERLAGSANSTALT GRAZ, 1959, which was published as as a second volumne of a reprint of the work "Codex Iuris Canonicis", ed. B. Tauchnitz, Leipzig,1879.
Bishop Servant of the Servants of God
1. Since among not a few scholarly men  it often happens that there is called into doubt, whether to affirm pertinaciously, that Our Redeemer and  Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles did not have anything individually, nor even in common, is to be censured as heretical, diverse  and opposite things being opined concerning it, We, desiring to put an end to this contest, after [having taken] the counsel of our brothers [the cardinals] by this perpetual edict do declare that a pertinacious assertion of this kind, when sacred scriptures, which assert in very many places that they had not a few things, expressly contradict it, and when it supposes openly that the same sacred scripture, through which certainly the articles of orthodox faith are proven in regards to the aforesaid things, contains the ferment of falsehood, and consequently, as much as regards these things, emptying all faith in them, it renders the Catholic Faith doubtful and uncertain, taking away its demonstration, is respectively to be censured erroneous and heretical.
- 2. Again to pertinaciously affirm in the preceeding [matter],
that the right to use would not by any means have pertained to Our aforesaid
Redeemer [and] to His Apostles for those [things] ,
which sacred scripture testifies they had had, or that they would not have
had the right to sell or given them away, or on account of these [the right]
to acquire them, which things nevertheless sacred scripture testifies that
they did in regard to the aforesaid things, or supposes expressly that
they could have acted thus, since such an assertion evidently would constrain
that their use [of things] and their conduct, as regards the aforesaid
things [were] not just, which certainly as regards the use, conduct or
deeds of Our Redeemer, the Son of God, is wicked to opine, We do delcare,
after [having taken] the counsel of our  brothers [the
cardinals], this pertinacious assertion to be deservedly censured as
contrary to sacred scripture, inimical to Catholic doctrine, and 
Certainly therefore to no man it is lawful to infringe this page of our declarations, or by rash daring to oppose it. If anyone however [should do so, let him know that he has incurred the rath of the Omnipotent God and of His Apostles, Peter and Paul.]
Given at Avignon, two days before the Ides of November, in the Seventh  year [of Our Pontificate]. [i.e. 1323 A.D.]
1 - placed by Raynald in the year 1329 A. D. as no. 61, it is addressed: "To Our Venerable Brother Andrew, Bishop of Terracina, Our vicar for spiritual things in the City [of Rome]"; in ABM
2 - "man": lacking in AB
3 - "and": present in B : lacking in: AM
4 - "different differences": present in. BM
5 - originally "in [regards to] those [things]"
6 - "of the same": present in AM
7 - "and": present in M
8 - "Eighth": present in ABMQ