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I'm not totally sure if the Ukrainian Catholic Church would be a branch of Eastern Catholicism but just to say me thinking it is **a denomination of Eastern Catholicism **is why I'm putting this here.
Just to clarify since you say you are unsure, no the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church isn't "a branch of Eastern Catholicism" nor "a denomination of Eastern Catholicism". Our Eastern Catholic Churches are each Catholic Churches, just as the Latin Church is a Catholic Church (which celebrates the Roman Rite, Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form, in most but not all cases). The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church like our other Churches is an autonomous, sui iuris self-governing, particular church in full communion with the Pope of Rome.
We are, except for the Maronites, Orthodox Churches which are in communion with Rome, and a married parish priesthood is our norm, with the compliment, as Fr. Maximos so well describes it, of those who have a monastic and celibate vocation. :)
JP2 Orientale Lumen...the Second Vatican Council has urged them [Eastern Catholic Churches] to rediscover their full identity, because they have "the right and the duty to govern themselves according to their own special disciplines... venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches ... an integral part of the heritage of Christ's Church