Of these, the largest groups were Hungarians (approx. It has separate jurisdiction, five eparchies, and one archeparchy headed by a major archbishop (thus the church has its own synod).500,000, including Székely and Csángó), Romanians (approx. The majority of its members are Romanians, with groups of Ukrainians from northern Romania.It is the second largest Romanian denomination after the Romanian Orthodox Church, and one of the 16 state-recognized religions.Overall data for 2011 indicated that there were 870,774 Romanian citizens adhering to the Roman Catholic Church (4.3% of the population). The Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic is a related sui iuris Catholic Church which uses the Byzantine Rite.Catholic Answers Live with Jim Blackburn The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral…Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 Catholic Answers Live with Tim Staples The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral… Monday, Feb 19, 2018 Catholic Answers Live with Gloria Purvis Gloria Purvis, one of the hosts of Morning Glory on EWTN Radio, shares her conversion story and discusses the experience of being black and…In both countries, as a result of stately emancipation and lingering conflicts with the Hungarian Kingdom, the relatively strong Catholic presence receded with the establishment of more powerful Orthodox institutions (the Hungro-Wallachian diocese and the Moldavian diocese).In Moldavia, Prince Laţcu began negotiations with Pope Urban V and agreed to convert to Catholicism (1369); following a period of trouble, this political choice was to be overturned by Petru I during the 1380s.
In 1304, Pope Boniface VIII sent the first Catholic missionaries from Transylvania into the lands over the Carpathian Mountains (the area known as "Cumania"), where Eastern Orthodox bishops were already present.
Although the presence of Roman Catholicism existed during the reign of Roman Empire in Balkan Peninsula, the oldest traces of Roman Catholic activities on present-day Romanian territory were more recorded in Transylvania, in connection to the extension of Magyar rule and the region's integration into the Kingdom of Hungary (see History of Transylvania).
Inaugurated by the early presence of Benedictines, these were strengthened by the colonization of Transylvanian Saxons, Tradition holds that this was done under supervision from King Stephen I — according to the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a more likely patron is Ladislaus I, who ruled almost a century after (the first bishop it lists is Simon, who held the see between 11).
Let me gently challenge the “where should the line be drawn” type questions.
Love is not a reality that is measured and molded by rigid rules.
Any and everything we choose to do should be in tune with that transformation of our hearts and minds and souls.