I just got finished reading this on EWTN's Q&A. I have been surprised to recently learn the Roman Catholic attitude towards St Photius. They seem to blame him for the entire schism and down play the reasons that he reacted as he did regarding the Fillioque, Roman interference in eastern affairs, Roman arrogance and claims of both supremacy and superiority as causes. To them the whole schism seems to rest on the head of one man and it aint the Pope! It's St Photius!
Anyhow it sounds like a topic for discussion since Orthodox Catholic and Roman Catholic opinions of the man are in complete odds with one another.
Question: The Orthodox, who look upon him, rightly, as the great champion of their cause against Rome, have forgiven all his offences for the sake of this championship. They have canonized him, and on 6 Feb., when they keep his feast, their office overflows with his praise. He is the "far-shining radiant star of the church", the "most inspired guide of the Orthodox", "thrice blessed speaker for God", "wise and divine glory of the hierarchy, who broke the horns of Roman pride" ("Menologion" for 6 Feb., ed. Maltzew, I, 916 sq.). The Catholic remembers this extraordinary man with mixed feelings. We do not deny his eminent qualities and yet we certainly do not remember him as a thrice blessed speaker for God. One may perhaps sum up Photius by saying that he was a great man with one blot on his character---his insatiable and unscrupulous ambition. But that blot so covers his life that it eclipses everything else and makes him deserve our final judgment as one of the worst enemies the Church of Christ ever had, and the cause of the greatest calamity that ever befell her.