I have recently been reading a lot of books about Eastern Catholicism and more particuarily Orthodox theology and spirituality. I find it most attractive, and I hope to check out a Ruthenian Catholic church near me, when my dad is away for the weekend (since he is already angry that my mom and sister have left the Latin Rite and the Catholic Church altogether.)
Anyhow, I am curious: do the Byzantine Catholic churches have the same or very similiar theological traditions as the Orthodox Church? Also, do they agree full heartedly with certain beliefs established by the Western Theology of the Western Church–beliefs such as Purgatory, filioque, the Augustinian understanding of original sin, etc.? If the Eastern Catholic churches do in fact believe in these Western articles of faith, then how do these churches reconcile their Eastern theology with these Western articles of faith?
I would imagine that the Eastern theological traditions are at times completely different from those in the West, so I’m very curious to hear what Eastern Catholics have to say about this. :yup: