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According to the Greek Orthodox Church can one marry a Maronite Catholic?

Is a wedding between a Greek Orthodox to a Maronite Rite Catholic permitted and can the ceremony be performed in the Greek Orthodox Church?
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How are the religious minorities spread over Syria?

When hearing about the civil war in Syria often religious (and ethnic) minorities are mentioned. There are for example different kinds of muslims, Yazidis, different kinds of Eastern Orthodox ...
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What and where are the evidences for the Catholic Church's Apostolic Succession?

How come there is no evidence issued out by the Vatican that proves their list of Popes that have carried on from Apostle Peter? I can't find this anywhere and since I can't meet Pope Francis unless ...
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Is every Roman Catholic Church saint also an Eastern Catholic Church saint (and viceversa)?

I was recently reading about Isaac the Syrian. I learned that he is considered a Saint in the Eastern Catholic Church (EC), but, it seems, not in the Latin Catholic Church (LC). He is not listed here, ...
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Have any Catholics (e.g. Eastern Rite) ever followed the Old Calendar since the late 16th century?

This question occurred to me after reading this question about the observance of Lent among Eastern Rite converts. It is my understanding that since 1582, the Roman Catholic Church has followed the ...
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Which Lent should someone Baptized in an Eastern Roman Catholic rite follow?

Issue Lent is treated slightly differently across the Catholic Rites. In the Melkite Rite, the Great Lent begins on the Vespers of Clean Monday, which is the Monday after Ash Wednesday (Feb 19th ...
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Why are relics that can perform miracles not idols?

In reviewing the idol vs. icon issue, the top answer to What is the difference between icons and idols in churches that permit icons? defines an idol as "something worshipped as divine under the ...
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Is it possible for an Eastern Rite Catholic to change over to the Roman Rite and become ordained as Latin Rite priest?

Is it possible for an Eastern Rite Catholic to change over to the Roman Rite and become ordained as Latin Rite priest? Is it possible for a layperson of an Eastern Catholic Rite (say the Melkite Rite)...
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Is the Catholic teaching regarding the definition of mortal sin de fide?

The Catholic definition of mortal sin: Its subject matter must be grave. It must be committed with full knowledge (and awareness) of the sinful action and the gravity of the offense. It must ...
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According to Orthodox trinitarianism, can the Father exist without the Son or Holy Spirit?

According to the answer at Is the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of "the Monarchy of the Father" consistent with the Athanasian creed?, the Revised Catechism says... 094 What difference is there between ...
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What are some uses of the Magnificat, Benedictus and Nunc Dimittis in the Eastern Rites?

I'm referring to Catholic Eastern rites, and possibly to Orthodox ones as well. I'd like to know their place in the Divine Office. Feel free to point the use in any rite (e.g., Byzantine, or other ...
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Is it permissible for a Catholic to believe in Miaphysitism?

The Chalcedonean Definition is the official Christology of the Catholic Church. It states that Christ is a single person with two natures: human and divine. These two natures are neither divided nor ...
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What is the eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox understanding of mortal and venial sin?

In western Catholicism, there is an idea that if you commit a grave sin with full consent and full knowledge that it is grave, it becomes a mortal sin. You loose your state of grace and are set on a ...
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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The Latin Vulgate is considered to be the official version of the bible of the Roman Catholic church. I'm wondering if this means it is only the official version of the Roman Catholic Church, or does ...
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Has there ever been an Eastern Catholic Pope (Post-Schism)?

Every Pope that I've heard of has been from the Latin rite/the Roman Catholic Church. Is it possible for the Pope to be a bishop from an Eastern Catholic church instead? For example I reckon it'd be ...