Which church?

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  1. Rjm05

    Rjm05 New Member

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    I don't know if anyone can help. I have a puzzling question. I was brought up as a member of the Church of England until I met my ex husband. He was a strict Roman Catholic and I was persuaded to join the Catholic Church. After a number of years the marriage broke down and we divorced. I no longer went to the Catholic Church and reverted back to my roots. My question is will I always be regarded as Catholic or can I now say I am Church of England? I understand the formal process of defecting from the Catholic Church has been abolished so I assume I can switch Church without having to formally declare anything.
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  2. peter

    peter Active Member

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    The Catholic Church will always regard you as Catholic. But I wouldn't consider that binding on your consistence, I am also canonically Catholic but prefer to attend a CofE church. Personally, I became tired of the thousands of doctrines and dogmas that make no sense. Look them up and decide for yourself. Do you believe the Pope is infallible for instance?

    The Church of England welcomes anyone, and the official position is that you can receive Communion if you would normally do so in your own church.
     
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    Thank you Peter!
     

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