Rites & Rituals
of the Catholic Church --
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin & English.
Profession of the Catholic Faith is used by converts to Catholicism, be they Novus Ordo,
Protestant or any other religion.
The Rite of Ordination presents each of the steps toward the priesthood,
including the Tonsure, the 4 Minor Orders of Porter, Reader, Exorcist
and Acolyte, and the 3 Major Orders of Subdeacon, Deacon and Priest.
Consecration of a Bishop is
the traditional rite used to consecrate a bishop. With the future papal
election in the hearts and minds of the faithful, this rite becomes
Exorcism - This rite could be used
as a solemn exorcism (an official and public ceremony, in Latin), to expel
the devil. It would then be said by a priest, in the name of the Church
and only with a Bishop's permission. The faithful also may say it in their
own name, for the same purpose, as any approved prayer. Its use is recommended
whenever action of the devil is suspected, causing malice in men, violent
temptations and even storms and various calamities.