- Sep 1, 2016
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I didn't want to wade into this, but Eastern Catholicism seems to me like an exercise in cognitive dissonance. I've heard Eastern Catholics frequently refer to themselves as "Orthodox in communion with Rome". There's an interview on YouTube featuring Matt Fradd discussing those matters with an American Eastern Catholic priest. Fradd kept prodding him on that subject - to be in communion with Rome you must accept the Papacy, Purgatory, the Immaculate Conception, and all the other dogmas. The priest kept waffling, literally "yes, but no, but yes, but not really" and really wanted to emphasize that he's "Orthodox". It sounded like he was trying to convince himself one way or the other.