He's quite a character. Sort of a Barney Rubble meets Chronicles of Riddick.
That's who you thought of?
Are there even Roman Catholics out there anymore who take their beliefs seriously enough to actually debate Orthodoxy instead of taking the ecumenical approach? From my experience with Roman Catholics in person, they seem very ecumenical and somewhat uninformed upon our differences when I tell them that I am Orthodox.
Well, there's two approaches Catholics make. One is the, "we're the same faith expressed differently and only politics separates us." The other is, "you are heretic schismatics and everything you say is false because you are not in communion with the Pope."
I am Catholic and I don't take that approach.
Good for you. There is a priest I know who operates an apologetics blog which is essentially a blog to berate anyone who is not Catholic.
It had been a little while since I read his blog, so I said to myself "If I'm going to defend him, better brush up a little first." Just looking at the titles of his recent bloggings didn't grab my attention, so then I googled eastern site:wdtprs.com/blog/
At the top of the list was "Bartholomew I to Eastern Catholics: return to Orthodoxy without ...". I was intrigued enough to click on the link to find out what the rest of the title was, (wondering if it was "without looking back" or something).
Then when I saw the full title
I thought "Oh, not that old business." But that's not to say that I'm giving up on defending him. (And of course, Fr. Z doesn't control which result Google puts at the top.