In another thread, someone recently suggested that the union we want to see between the RCC and the EOC is a "corporate" reunion--the notion was immediately denounced.
This puzzled me, because--properly understood--the word "corporate" simply means "as a body" (from the Latin "corpus" or body), and in this sense, I think it is *exactly* what we want to see--reunion as members of the one body of Christ.
I'm guessing here, but it seems that people are equating "corporate" with "institutional" (or merely legal). How else could they find the term corporate unacceptable? An institutional reunion would essentially be like the failed reunions of the past, in which the reunion was mandated by law, but never got beyond that point.
My own opinion is that a successful reunion can only happen after a period of interaction and mutual assistance, during which the faithful of both sides get to know each other and recognize the living Christ in each other. When this happens, they will be asking themselves, "yes, why *are* we separated?" and the rest will follow from there.