I think I mentioned it, but I spent a few years with the Byzantine Catholics, on my way to where I am now (the Tridentine Mass in the 1970s had disbanded because the priest died, and the Byzantine Catholics, I had been told , were a suitable alternative as opposed to the novus ordo). So, I did spend some time with them, and truly, they were very loving, very Christian people. When I gave birth to my third child and we both almost died (long story), some of the ppl from their church came to our home, cooked for us, took care of anything we needed, and they made things a lot easier for my husband and our other children during my recuperation. So I have no dislike for them at all...but I do feel very sorry for them...in many ways, their position is like that of the "messianic Jews" within Protestantism....not accepted by the group they resemble, and distrusted by the group they actually belong to..having a split identity, not truly belonging anywhere. Supposed to serve as a bridge between two historically warring religious groups in addition to that.