Is there any Eastern Catholic Clergy Posting Here?


Just curious. To my knowlege, there is not.


As far as I know, @FatherSebastian is the only one.


But he only posts here every now and then as he gets tired of being flagged by the Catholic Answers heavies for saying things that make the Latins uncomfortable, even though these are the very same things that are said in their catechism.


I really think that was some sort of weird software anomaly because the post was never deleted. It just remained hidden and “temporarily” flagged for no apparent reason.

Even though you only post here occasionally, you always show up when you are tagged.:grinning:

P. S. I saw the video commentary on the Sunday gospel that you and Father Hezekias did this week. I’m looking forward to watching every week.


Can I get a link to that video?



I hope you post more often. I just started the book on sacraments that you recommended in another thread.


Great! You will enjoy it.


I consider myself Eastern ©atholic clergy, but I am Orthodox, so probably not what you meant. :slight_smile:

Fr. Dcn. John


I thought of you, then decided the same as you did.


I just noticed that putting the small “c” in brackets to denote universal rather than Roman made it into a copyright symbol. :slight_smile:


FWIW in my Journey from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy I did spend a couple of years at a Byzantine/Ruthenian parish.


One of my friends is the pre-candidacy phase, getting ready to start formation as a deacon in the Ruthenian Rite. He mentioned that he’s been on here before but I’m not sure how often he posts or if he’s still active. He doesn’t quite count though as he’s a looong way off from ordination. I agree with the others, I think we need more of an Eastern presence here. @FatherSebastian I think you should post here more often. I agree with the others.

Interestingly enough, his wife (who happens to be my RCIA sponsor) is a Latin. So it’s kind of a mixed marriage lol but she’s very well-loved by the people of both communities and splits her time between Liturgy and Mass. Her husband’s hopeful future ordination will be a big shift. I also think it’d be fascinating to see if there are any clergy wives on here, either Eastern Catholic or Anglican Ordinariate. Are there any that anyone knows of?


I was going to quote it, but with the rights reserved like that . . . :rofl:

hawk, who disputes the right of the hierarchs to remain in schism


I agree on both counts!


Peace and good will Father,

The Catechism underscores the role of local/particular catechisms, yet it was explicitly intended by the Pope to bind the entire universal Church as a doctrinal norm for teaching the Faith. Melkites profess “communion with Rome,” so I have three questions:

(I) Is not the 1992 Apostolic Constitution on the Deposit of Faith promulgated by Pope St. JPII “our catechism” rather than “their [i.e., the ‘Latins’’] catechism”?

(II) If not, why may one teach that Melkites are unbound by the text?

(III) And finally, what specific articles of faith would Melkites deny that necessitates declaring the text “their[s]”, and by clear implication, “not ours”?



But how do we know the priests that post here are who they say they are, they could be anybody playing a coy, like I said before there needs to be a vetting system on here so you know who is real and fake. No offence to the real priests posting here.


I’m sorry you went through that :frowning: We should be treating members of the Clergy with respect.


Vetting? Like a test?

Matthew 7:15-20 (DRA)
15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.



Like when a priest signs up for the site here there is a process that is done to prove that the priest is who he says he is. that is the vetting im talking about.

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