168 - Eastern Catholics - Are They “Orthodox”?
March 31, 2011 Length: 40:00
There are over 20 ancient Eastern Christian churches in communion with the Pope of Rome whose liturgies and "ethos" are more "Orthodox" than their Latin-Rite brothers. Some of them claim to be "Orthodox in communion with Rome". Some Orthodox disagree, calling them (pejoratively) "Uniates" or Eastern Rite Catholics, who have made significant compromises to come into such communion. In this episode host Kevin Allen speaks with Melkite (Eastern Catholic) priest Father James Babcock about the similarities and differences between Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholics and the Roman Catholic Church.
"You may be surprised to learn that a Byzantine Rite (Catholic) Church introduced me to your station and re-introduced me after 30 years to Orthodoxy! Thank you all very much and keep up the good work of evangelization!"