Eastern Catholicism


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Noun1.Eastern Catholicism - the beliefs and practices of any of the eastern Catholic Churches based in Constantinople or Antioch or Alexandria or Moscow or Jerusalem
Catholicism, Catholicity - the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
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The Orthodox generally regard Eastern Catholicism as a "Trojan horse" used by the Vatican for gaining converts.
The Orthodox resent any of their flock converting to Catholicism, and perceive Eastern Catholicism as a part of Western expansionism into their territories or Churches, the ultimate being their assimilation into the Latinrite Church.
He suggested that Western Catholics should ask forgiveness for their silence during the period of communist persecution, "so that the memories of the martyrs can be celebrated with a pure heart." He said Western Catholics must draw from the theology and liturgy in the East, while Eastern Catholicism must learn how to overcome being a "national church." Schonborn also won a seat on the post-synodal council.

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