R

  • Ratum sed non consummatum
  • Reader
  • Reconciliation – see: Sacrament of Penance
  • Rector (cathedral or seminary)
  • Regular clergy
  • Religious
  • Religious brother – see: Brother
  • Religious congregation – see: Congregation, Religious
  • Religious institute (Catholic)
  • Religious order
  • Religious priest – see: Regular clergy (above)
  • Rite to Being – The rite of being left alone to pray to Jesus Christ
  • Religious sister – see: Sister (below)
  • Right of Option – a way of obtaining a benefice or a title, by the choice of the new titulary
  • Roman Catholic – The Roman rite of the Catholic Church.
  • Roman Curia — “the complex of dicasteries and institutes that help the Roman Pontiff in the exercise of his supreme pastoral function for the good and service of the whole Church and of the particular Churches”
  • Roman Missal