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What is Catholic "Gold ring mass"? What kind of liturgy it is?

What is the Catholic "Gold ring mass"? What kind of liturgy it is? Wow, I never thought anyone would ask this question. It is unbelievably hard to track down, but several years ago I ...
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Can any catholic rite call themself Roman Catholic?

This is a bit of a difficult issue; the truth is that the Catholic Church herself does not usually define herself as "Roman Catholic Apostolic Church;" Most usually you will find simply "the Church", ...
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Has there ever been an Eastern Catholic Pope (Post-Schism)?

There are really only two requirements for becoming pope: being male and being baptized into the Catholic Church. Canon 332 § 1 of the 1983 Code simply states that one already a bishop (nb: not ...
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Which Lent should someone Baptized in an Eastern Roman Catholic rite follow?

The Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches codifies common portions of the canon law of all the Eastern Catholic Churches within the (Roman) Catholic Church. Canon 883 says The Christian faithful ...
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Can a Catholic simultaneously profess more than one rite?

Other than biritual priests, who can "celebrate the liturgy and administer the sacraments in more than one rite," a Catholic belongs to one rite. 1983 Code canon 111 allows parents of different rites ...
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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?

There has been long-standing tradition of Syrian Catholics of Kerala, Southern India getting ordained as parish priests of churches belonging to Latin Rite dioceses and some of them even becoming ...
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What is the difference between a Use and a Rite?

Looks like a "Use": denote[s] the special liturgical customs which prevailed in a particular diocese or group of dioceses Old Catholic Encyclopedia - Use of York and a "Rite" is :...
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In Catholic liturgy, what is the difference between "liturgy", "rite", "order", "form", "mass", and "missal"?

Liturgy: via Latin liturgia from the Greek word λειτουργία (leitourgia) literally means "the public work done for the benefit of the people." It generally refers to the ceremonies and ...
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What do we know about Arian liturgy?

The most complete collection of texts on Arianism I know of is listed on the FCC website, but they are Mostly letters from and to Arian Auxentius. Most of the texts have links in the translation ...
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How does the divine office compare between the different rites?

Commonalities between the Horologion (Eastern Divine Office) and the Divinum Officium (Roman Office): Psalms are all found, that is assured. Some differences between the Divinum Officium and 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?

The transition of a Eastern Catholic to the Latin church is ruled by cann. 31 - 38 CCEO. Only relevant is here can. 32: Can. 32 - § 1. No one can validly transfer to another Church sui iuris ...
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If an Eastern Rite Catholic marries in the Western rite, does he/she need to formally change rites?

TL;DR: No one has to translate to another Church sui iuris, but in some cases one spouse can do so (without complex procedure). (Everything under the reservation, that the Rome decreed nothing ...
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Can any catholic rite call themself Roman Catholic?

There are several "Eastern rites" within the Catholic Church. These may have originated as individual Eastern Orthodox congregations who wanted to re-unite with the West on their own. Rome allowed ...
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