[quote=Della]I’ll take a crack at it. I believe this is pretty much it, although I’m sure I will be corrected if wrong :
Lector (not ordained but installed, as I understand it).
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (not ordained but installed, as I understand it).
Positions within orders, such as the Franciscans, (not a complete list):
Novice Director/Formation Director
It’s easy to mix up these terms, especially those of orders of the Church, such as the Franciscans, with those of the ordained, but they are separate from one another although a pope may be the member of an order as well as others who hold positions in the hierarchy.
Papacy-Roman Pontiff-the Vicar of Christ on Earth, leader of the Universal Church. The Holy Father is Pope BECAUSE he is a Bishop, the Bishop of Rome.
Cardinalate-“Princes of the Church”-either Bishops of major Sees or heads of Vatican dicasteries. Primary responsibility is to elect new Roman Pontiff. They serve as the Pope’s closest advisors. Occasionally are Priest-Theologians, but usually these Cardinals earn that rank as emeriti, they are over 80 and cannot participate in a conclave.
Patriarch/Major Archbishop-Primarily head of Eastern Catholic Sui Iuris Church in communion with the Apostolic See, some Latin Patriarchs (titular)
Archbishop/Metropolitan-head of a major see and, if metropolitan, heads an eccelesiastical province with suffragan bishops in his territory, exercises limited authority over those bishops.
Auxiliary Bishops assist the Bishop in the running of the Diocese. Coadjutor Bishops have right of succession when the Bishop retires or dies.
Monsignor is a honorific title given to priests either in the Vatican or men who have served faithfully.
Transitional Deacons move on to take final vows as Priests, Permanent Deacons can be married and are always deacons.