[quote=Magicsilence]I recently found out that my dad is a maronite, though we all attend the latin rite church.
My mum is latin rite, and i was baptised in a latin rite church.
So…which rite am I?
What should my dad be doing regarding the difference, he says we’re all Catholic anyway, rites dont matter, is he right?
You are maronite because your dad is maronite. Baptism does not affect it. This is the same as my situation. My dad is maronite but I was raised in a latin parish and recieved all the sacraments in a latin parish. I didn’t know I was actually maronite until about a year ago.
Your dad is right, you are just as much Catholic either way. Being Maronite just means that you are from the Lebanese tradition of Catholicism. You could attend the Maronite liturgy if there is one in your area.
The only way it matters is if you want to become a priest, then you would have to become a maronite priest or get permission from both the maronite bishop and the latin bishop to switch to the latin rite… Also I believe that if you want to be married or you want your child to be baptized in a latin parish you are suposed to get a dispensation from the local maronite bishop. I think I over heard a priest telling my brother that before my brother had his daughters baptized.