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About the authorCathy Caridi, J.C.L., is an American canon lawyer who practices law and teaches in Rome. She founded this website to provide clear answers to canonical questions asked by ordinary Catholics, without employing all the mysterious legalese that canon lawyers know and love. In the past Cathy has published articles both in scholarly journals and on various popular Catholic websites, including Real Presence Communications and Catholic Exchange.
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Tag Archives: eastern rite
Becoming (Or at Least Marrying) an Eastern Catholic
Q1: I find the topic of Eastern Catholic Churches very interesting. So I was wondering, is it possible for a Roman Catholic to become, say, Greek Catholic or Coptic Catholic, and if so, how does that work? –Angelo Q2: My … Continue reading
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Are They Really Catholic? Part I
Q1: Every day I drive past a church that’s called a “Greek Melkite Catholic Church.” What does this mean? Are these people really Catholics? Why aren’t they Roman Catholics? –Carol
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