I don’t know if this topic will be of much interest to others or not, but I was just thinking about different “insecurities” that Eastern Catholics have with respect to each other. (Not with respect to Latin Catholics, although that’s another bottle of worms that we could open some time. :o) These come up at various times, in various threads, but I think it would be worthwhile to try to list them together.
Among Greek Catholics, the most obvious ones that come to mind are:
- Everyone except for the UGCC being a tad insecure about the fact that the UGCC outnumbers us greatly (4,223,425 in the UGCC alone, and 3,373,117 in the Melkite, Ruthenian, Romanian etc GCCs altogether).
- Everyone except for the Melkites being a tad insecure about being more “latinized” than the Melkites.
Likewise, among Oriental (non-Byzantine) Catholics, insecurity about being more “latinized” than the Greek Catholics.
Any others? (And of course, if any of the above “insecurities” are just stereotypes without basis in reality, please say so.)