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Can a Roman Catholic be a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Anglican Church at the same time.  I use to be a member of the Anglican Catholic Church until recently.  Born a Roman Catholic but an Anglican for 15 years; very involved in both religions; left the Anglican faith because of the fighting that went on (I was on the vestry, altar guild -- some people did not like the priest and wanted him out of the church).  I returned to the Roman Catholic church but do miss the Anglican liturgy.  I am "torn" between  the two.

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Patty,
Thanks for your question.  Honestly, I can't say with authority if you can be a member of the both the RC Church and Anglican Church at the same time.  In my research on your question, here's one person (non-authoritative) who says 'yes' to your question:  
http://catholicknight.blogspot.com/2010/05/can-ordinary-roman-catholic-join.html

Here's what I'd suggest, however --

I'm pleased to hear that you returned to the Catholic Church from which the Anglican Church sprang from over 400 years ago.  In a lot of SC parishes (and in NC where I'm at), Lighthouse Catholic Media, a non-for-profit has audio CDs by lay as well as clergy that are tremendous resources that you may obtain in several ways:  a lot of SC parishes have the kiosk in the vestible, take advantage of them (and please leave a $3 donation).  

Or, you can subscribe to the CD of the Month Club which for $5/month, sends you a CD to your home.  You can learn more or sign up at http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/cdclub/refer/1528.  For less than a Starbucks tall coffee, you can come to learn more of your Catholic faith in a significant manner.  Or you may shop the CDs and choose your own at http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/store/refer/1528 .

And if you like, I know a woman in SC who would give you advice -- she lives in Rock Hill, SC and would provide you her name and ph# if you like.

I hope this helps you.  Follow up questions and evaluations are welcomed!
God bless,
Charlie  

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I can answer questions like, "Help me reconcile the Catholic Church to Protestant religions" or "Help me understand some of the staunch, unbendable rules that the Vatican asks Catholics to keep" or "How must the Church reconcile other religions or religious beliefs" and more...

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Raised Protestant; converted to Catholicism in 1995 (one of the best things that I've ever done for myself); Eucharistic Minister; Lector Leader for our parish; resource-hound; interested in kind yet thoughtful answers to those with questions.

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