[I believe that they would much rather prefer the terms "Catholic Christian", "Latin Catholic" or "Eastern Catholic". ]
I notice on the 'other' board you rightly identify yourself as a member of the 'Holy Orthodox Catholic' faith. As such, how do you distinguish yourself and your 'catholicity' from those who are in communion with Rome (and therefore under its authority) by allowing them to identify themselves as either "Catholic Christian" or 'Eastern Catholic".
Do you agree with Romes claim that it alone is the 'Catholic Church' or that we Orthodox Catholics left the Catholic in 1054?
It never ceases to amaze me that those who come into Orthodox Catholic discussion groups to defend papal authority and supremacy are insulted when they are reminded they are part of that papal authority they defend and believe in. Or profess such love and respect for the Pope but are so insulted when they hear the word 'papal'.
My purpose for using such terminology is not to offend but to defend and distinguish my 'catholicity' from theirs. I use it because I've been told by them that the term 'Roman Catholic' is also insulting as well as the term 'Latin Catholic' when speaking of the entire papal Church which includes those who are not 'Latin'.
I use it because I am equally insulted when I read rewrites of history such as the following propaganda put out by this church by
trying to take the exclusive rights to the word 'Catholic' for themselves -http://www.catholicism.org/pages/ConvRus.htm
The Conversion Of Russia
[However, the immediate object of their prayer, the conversion of Russia, might better be considered the country's reconversion. That is because, when the nation we now know as Russia became Christian a thousand years ago, it was the One True Church she embraced. The Christian East had not yet gone into schism.]
[Tragic as was Russia's defection after Constantinople broke with Rome in 1054, it is understandable on the natural, human level.]
[Russia went schismatic in much the manner that European nations never part of the old Roman Empire fell into heresy at the time of the Protestant revolt, commonly referred to as the "Reformation." ]
As you can see, the implication is that Russia accepted Christianity when everyone was part of the Catholic Church. Russia never left that Catholic Church. Neither did any other Orthodox Church. Taht is why I defend my 'catholicity'.
But I'll concede to use terminology such as either 'Catholics In Communion With Rome' when speaking of the entire Papal structure or 'Eastern Catholic In Communion With Rome' when speaking exclusively of the Unia.
Since we have gotten off the subject this will be my last post concerning this. If someone wants to continue check the archives first.