Francis - Not the Church - Is „In Profound Communion Of Faith” With Greek-Orthodox

Francis is “in profound communion of faith and charity” with the “Church of Constantinople,” he wrote in a November 30 message to Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew. He assures Bartholomew of …
Tesa's original last point is, in truth, probably their greatest shortcoming. They've chosen to wall themselves off from nearly all the spiritual aid with which God has favored The Holy Mother Church. They don't have the Rosary as we know it, ignore the guidance of The Blessed Mother, sacramentals are almost non-existent, etc.

The article was unintentionally funny.
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Tesa's original last point is, in truth, probably their greatest shortcoming. They've chosen to wall themselves off from nearly all the spiritual aid with which God has favored The Holy Mother Church. They don't have the Rosary as we know it, ignore the guidance of The Blessed Mother, sacramentals are almost non-existent, etc.

The article was unintentionally funny.
"The Orthodox are subservient to the State"

...and The Church is subservient to corrupt leftist leaders.

"deny purgatory, the indissolubility of marriage"

...and Amoris Laetitia is a de facto denial of the latter as well.

"and (deny) the Pope's primacy"

... as do many/ most traditionalist/ conservative Catholics today.

"tolerate contraception"

...as do many/ most modernist/ liberal Catholics today.

"and a married clergy"

...something Church leaders today are actively promoting.

"and do not kneel in front of the Blessed Sacrament."

...something the current Pope refuses to do as well.

If these are the most damning criticisms of Eastern Orthodoxy, God's One True Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is in serious trouble.

It's obvious that Pope Francis has found a "fellow traveler" in the Greek Orthodox church and even then, it's only the Greeks The Russian Orthodox belong to arch-nationalist V. Putin which, in these increasingly depressing times isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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Some differences.

1. Orthodox don't have a clear mind on original sin

2. They keep the original creed but miss the filoque. (nature of the Trinity)

3. Deny purgatory and the legalistic understanding of sin, indulgances etc.

4. Have no aristotelian philosophy used by the catholic church to explain certain dogamas such as transubstantiation is complelty condemned in orthodoxy.

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Some differences.

1. Orthodox don't have a clear mind on original sin

2. They keep the original creed but miss the filoque. (nature of the Trinity)

3. Deny purgatory and the legalistic understanding of sin, indulgances etc.

4. Have no aristotelian philosophy used by the catholic church to explain certain dogamas such as transubstantiation is complelty condemned in orthodoxy.

5. No distinction between venial and mortal sins

6. No distinction between public and private prayer.

7. Rejection of catholic spirituality in regards to its focus on the passion. I.e. stigmata is rejected as a false miracle, no bleeding hosts etc.
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