From your last name I am assuming that you are neither what is called a 'cradle Orthodox' nor from a slavic back ground. If I have this wrong I apologize to you.
To those of us who are Orthodox Catholic and from a slavic (some times Eastern Catholic) background these issues are much more than name calling. In fact, they are sore spots because of the pain and confusion they inflicted upon our ancestors.
The whole formation of the Unia (Eastern Catholic Church) was initiated on our ancestors by the Roman Catholic Church and based on pressure, politics, and deception.
Read the 33 articles of the 'Union of Brest' to see what life was like for our ancestors as Orthodox Catholics under Roman Catholic rule. As such, they were not allowed to bring the Sacraments to the sick and dying, ring the church bells
on Good Friday, hold processions during Holy Days. their monasteries and churches were being forcibly changed into Latin Rite RC, they had taxation without representation in the Senate ( See Article 12). I could go on but you can read the entire document at -http://www.archeparchy.ca/history/union_of_brest.htm#33
This will give you an idea of what life was like for them IN THEIR OWN LANDS under Roman Catholic rule. And give you a better idea why they signed the union with Rome which certainly wasn't for either theological or doctrinal reasons.
Since this document was signed in the 16th century and people were still basically illerate, the premise was that as long as everything looked the same and sounded the same the average peasant would never know that they were in fact no longer Orthodox but had become part of the Roman Catholic Church. Because they based everything on what they saw and heard when they attended Church. The word 'Pravoslavnie' (Orthodox) was still retained in the Liturgy. But its meaning was changed by the now Eastern Catholic Church to justify its usage. The goal was to gradually latinize them until they had become full fledged Latin Roman Catholics. When the people questioned any slight change such as the the commemoration of the Pope, etc. they were in many instances actually told that the Pope had become Orthodox! That they were 'Orthodox In Communion with Rome' (rather than under its authority since the Pope was now Orthodox). This included my own grandparents who came here as 'Greek Catholics'. Many of the founders of my former parish and my present parish came here at the turn of the century having no idea that they were not 'Pravoslavnie' (Orthodox) but in fact, part of the Roman Catholic Church. They were devoted to the Orthodox Catholic Church while not being part of it. Others were aware of what had transpired but did not have the freedom to return to the Orthodox faith while still in europe (this included my grandparents).
Look how many of the Byzantine Catholics and Ukrainian Catholics here and else where react when you refer to them as part of the Roman Catholic Church or under the authority of Rome. or a Rite wthin the Papal Catholic Church structure. They deny it because they have bought the deception hook, line, and sinker. Phrases like 'in communion with' rather than 'under the authority of', Sui Juris instead of 'Byzantine Rite of the Papal Catholic Church'. After 400+ years they are still searching for an identity. In just my life time alone they have gone from 'Greek Catholic', to either 'Byzantine Catholic' or 'Ukrainian Catholic' depending on the ethnic identity they adhered to, and now back to 'Orthodox in communion with Rome'.
Words are VERY IMPORTANT because they can be used to manipulate and deceive Schultz. And thats why so many of us from a particular background will challenge anyone who uses many of those same identities today. This includes the terms "Orthodox In Communion With Rome' and giving the Roman Catholic Church exclusive rights to the word 'Catholic'.
I notice that whenever this type of issue comes up it is shrugged off as 'name calling'. Usually by those who don't have the emotional connection to the history behind it. Dan is well aware of the reaction that 'Orthodox In Communion With Rome' gets from some of us. Yet he goes out of his way to use it. You will notice that he never answers my questions except for insulting replies. This latest one is mild compared to the private one he sent me through the Byzantine (Catholic) Forum which was my reason for leaving that forum. Names that my mother would have washed my mouth out with soap for. And he used a Christian forum to send them to me.
I don't mean to start a feud here. But felt I had to explain to some why this issue is a lot more than name calling.
If I have offended you by addresing this to you personally, I apologize. I am just using your post as a way to try and explain the real issues behind this series of posts.
If we are to discuss Orthodox /Catholic (In communion with Rome) issues then we should be be prepared to discuss not only the theological, and dogmatic issues that separate us, but the emotional things as well.