I sympathize with you objecting to the absurd implication that what Kolbe did was suicide, but your assertion of ultramontane ecclesiology as something that everyone should accept by default on an Orthodox forum is extremely obnoxious.
Where did I assert that "everyone should accept by default" an ultramontanist ecclesiology? I stated quite simply and clearly the known position of the Catholic Church vis-a-vis Orthodoxy, something which has been stated numerous times on this forum by multiple posters. My assertion, as you call it, is only that the Catholic Church is, along with Orthodoxy
, part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. What I find extremely unfortunate, and hence a loss for all concerned, is that many Orthodox choose to totally deny us that position and to have nothing to do with us, other, perhaps, than to condemn, berate, and belittle us. Everyone, I believe, loses in that situation. If you find that an "obnoxious" position, so be it.
It is not only an "absurd implication" that Saint
Kolbe committed suicide, but equally if not more obnoxious to me that you and others repeatedly omit the honorific "Saint" when referring to him. Probably as disrespectful and obnoxious as if I or other Catholics were to refer to St. Maria Skobtsova simply as "Skobtsova". Look at it this way, if the Catholic Church refused to recognize that Orthodoxy is part of "the Church", I could (but wouldn't simply out of basic respect) assert that St. Maria Skobtsova was just "Skobtsova", a mad woman who committed suicide during the Holocaust. Somehow I don't think that would go down very well, don't you?