Just to be brief for starters:
Obadiah, my post in the ECath forum saying I was glad to see you back is the only one I'm posting there (though I can't say I was totally happy with the going out with a blaze you did). Glad to have you back.
Yes, I'm still around on CAF, but I will only post in Apologetics or Non-Catholic [sic] Religions.
Glad, and touched, that not only Easterners (Yashua and Jimmy continue the good fight on the replacement forum) under Rome, but also Latins have come here. I for one won't be sawing their limb off.
When I first started posting at CAF (a mere three months ago) I got a PM, to a PM I sent to a posting about how liberal the Latins were in contrast to the Orthodox:
"I'm not sure I remember the site address, but I think it's orthdoxchristianity.net. Moreover, they were not so bold as to make what I said a public policy, but it was the way the moderator handled the forum.
On that forum if a Catholic was thinking of converting to Orthodoxy, a Catholic was not permitted to argue against it, but the Orthodox were allowed to encourage it. On the Catholic Answers forum both sides may speak in such instances.
At one point I was told by the moderator that if I wanted to state my views regarding doctrine that I was required to preface it with a phrase like "in my opinion." There was no such requirement for Orthodox posters.
Moreover, while the Catholic posters were required to walk on eggshells, the Orthodox posters were permitted to be as rude as they wanted to be; and some of them (not all, by any means) took full advantage of that, even to the point of name-calling.
I stopped going there after awhile."
I guess we have to prove them wrong. Pure gold fears no fire.
I saw some posting that Fr. Ambrose was here, but posting under another name. Father?
Yes, it seems Winston Smith of the Congregation of Truth is the new moderator.
If you just started a day ago, you would not have known about the non-Forum.
I was in the midst of posting when the ax fell. I am REALLY bummed on the disappearance of the EC threads even from archives.