Well it offends me, and I don't have any business deals going with the ACoE.
On the general topic and Stavro's comments: The Roman Catholics want to be everything to everybody, and I'm sorry, but it's just not going to work. I would be much happier if we never signed another agreed statement with them, and immediately repudiated those that have already been signed. I don't mean to sound like an extremist or anything...I just find it weird and troubling how, for instance, people can talk about the Tome of Leo being heretical in one breath, and then sign some silly statement with the same church that produced that Tome in the next. Not saying we shouldn't be friendly (I don't see any harm in remaining cordial), but I don't like this idea that I keep reading about how we should celebrate something together on May 10th. Why? I don't understand what the point is. Celebrating "brotherly love"? I don't like feasts dedicated to abstract concepts. Whatever happened to HH Pope Shenouda's contention that things should not be done for surface reasons
? I like HH Pope Tawadros just fine, but I don't particularly like what I've heard of this meeting. If we're going to have closer ties with anyone outside of the communion, they should be based on the non-Orthodox making doctrinal changes that move them closer to Orthodoxy, right? Not simply declaring that we already have so much in common, so as to make them feel better about their own churches (and, of course, causing a lot of Orthodox people to leave their faith and accept Roman heresies).
I do not like this kind of ecumenism. Visit the Romans all you want, exchange gifts and hug or whatever, but don't go on and on about "our two great churches", all our commonalities, etc. We already know what we have in common. Many of the Romans would like to think that this makes us "two lungs" or some such...no. Just no.
And if I had to get (re)baptized [and I did], so should they. The Catholic theology surrounding baptism (this "indelible mark" business, whereby somehow I'm still RC...) is different than the Orthodox, to say nothing of the very obvious difference in form as well. It ought not be accepted just because of historical precedents wherein we accepted Chalcedonians by confession of faith alone. The Chalcedonians of today (particularly the Latins) are not the same as those of yesteryear, in either faith or practice. Rebaptize all of them, even from their Eastern churches.