I am a divorced man and am starting a new relationship with a woman who meets all my criteria of what I'm looking for. So, I want to be free to marry if the relationship goes in that direction. As a Catholic, if I remarry, I cannot remarry in the Catholic Church, and after I remarry I will be in a state of mortal sin and ineligible to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist. Today, I went into an Episcopalian diocesan office and picked up some literature. Then I called the rector of an Episcopalian parish church. The reason I would go over to the Episcopalians is that it is the branch of Protestantism which kept most of the Catholic rituals and most resembles the Catholic Church in its teachings. The rector and I agreed that I will attend the 10:00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, and afterward attend the coffee social to meet with him and others. He was very welcoming and when I explained why I'm thinking of leaving the Catholic Church he was very understanding. I told the rector that my father would be very upset by my decision, and he said, don't worry about converting just attend the Mass and see where that goes. In other words, I don't have to go from A to Z, only from A to B. I'm looking forward to Mass this Sunday and a chance to meet the rector and maybe even make new Episcopalian friends. It is hard to make friends in the Catholic Church because most people just attend Mass and then rush to their cars to leave.