Do you have a link for that? I've never heard of such a thing. If that were true, then why would they remain in union with the Bishop of Rome? Heck, everyone around them are Orthodox, they certainly have free will to join yous..<quoted text>Dan no disrespect but my problem with the Eastern Rite Catholics is that is is a false union.I understand that the Eastern traditions that were previously ignored were preserved and protected by Vatican 2. However the Eastern Rite accepts some Catholic Beliefs though they dont agree with them and vice versa. That is not a real union at the core.
I hope you are not attempting to include minor differences with Rome as evidence of a 'false union'. Because trust me, every diocese in all the Catholic Churches throughout the world, have differences with the hierarchy. Take for example: Priestly celibacy. There are plenty of Catholics who disagree with Rome on this. The important thing is to not run off and start our own Church and call it 'Christian' because of a difference. Breaking up the Church is not the solution.