Papal Supremacy and Papal Infallibility are real stumbling blocks.lovesupreme said:They believe that the Pope is God, because he told them so. What's not to get?! ;Dtheistgal said:Yes. But you also need more people who understand not only what Roman Catholics actually believe but why, before criticizing them. 8)xOrthodox4Christx said:Well, JoesS2 is right. We need real unity not a happy nice false sense of unity. And unless some of those things are resolved, it won't be a true unity. It may not sound nice, but sometimes it needs to happen.theistgal said:True, but more of us post here because we are in exile from the "highway to hell" types.podkarpatska said:Frankly, I think that there are more of us who think along lines similar to those of Mor out there than a reading of threads online would indicate. But remember that on the Roman side of the divide there are plenty of 'it's my way or the highway to hell' types out there as well! (and a few even post here!)theistgal said:Just wanted to say, Mor Ephrem, if all Orthodox were as understanding and compassionate towards us beknighted Romans as you, reunion would happen a lot faster. :angel:
Even in 1870, when the Pope of Rome forced this novel teaching on the hierarchy, some did not go along and lost their bishopric. While this event was the beginning of the Old Catholics, others simply went East and joined the Orthodox Church.