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Does anyone know why these places are empty and abandoned? People no longer exist in these areas.
It is not as black and white as that. I know members of these Orders that are far more Eastern in practice and outlook than others not in them. That said the Eastern branches of these orders are dying out as young vocations opt for more traditional Monasticism, at least in my Metropolia for the Benedictines and Franciscans.No. On the other hand, no Latin Order had a hand in the Union of Mukachevo but today there are Byzantine Benedictines, Fransicans, and Carmelites and some of the their feast have had an office written. Our Lady of Guadalupe was added to the Metropolia of Pittsburgh's calendar because she is the Patroness of the Americas.I would add most of the saints chosen appear to be founders/reformers of orders with Eastern Catholic branches: Fransicans, Jesuits, Carmelites, Lazarists, and Salesians. The inclusion of the popes is obvious from their love of the Eastern Catholic Churches.
Not surprising, is it, that these religious orders helped to convert the Melkites to Rome.
Those Roman Religious Orders are latinizations.
The ethics for a Christian on the internet are exactly the same as in "real life". How to go about it, when you can't make eye contact or read a facial expression, may be a bit different (e.g. an emoticon may help convey that something is being said tongue-in-cheek rather than seriously) but the ethics behind our actions are the same. Or at least they should be....