Respectfully, brother, if the Melkite Eparchy of Newton’s website is correct, I do not see how this is true. https://melkite.org/faith/religious-education/melkite-challenge-2005-set-2 .
It states, for example, that there have been only seven Ecumenical Councils and that the “Vatican council” was not ecumenical. This view renders as non-binding papal pronouncements outside those ecumenical councils - and, by consequence, the Catechism of the Catholic Church - along with other dogmatic statements that are central one’s regular life as a Roman Catholic, such as Humanae Vitae and Lumen Gentium - Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. Conversely, Lumen Gentium requires of Roman Catholics obsequium religiosum (Latin for “religious submission”) of will and intellect to these same teachings of the Magisterium.
(See, http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19641121_lumen-gentium_en.html, stating, for example, “religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra.”)
It thus appears incorrect to say that Melkites and Roman Catholics are bound by the same articles of faith. Frankly, it appears the Melkites believe with the Eastern Orthodox, save for praying for the Pope in the Divine Liturgy and maintaining the canonical validation of the Holy Father.
I have no doubt that we are in full communion canonically - with members of each particular Church eligible to commune in the other. But that we maintain full communion of belief appears a dubious proposition at best if we do not agree on a question as fundamental as that of authority. I mean, the question of the Church’s exercise of Magisterial authority is at the very core of Catholic religion.
I desire full communion and unity just like every loyal son and daughter of the Church, so please correct me if I’m mistaken (preferably, with due authority). But I want the truth.
“In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.” That is, in essentials, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. - St. Augustine.