Because I feel equally comfortable in either Protestant or Catholic church services, I consider myself a follower of Christ. I do not have a membership on the rolls of either church at this juncture. I will say that I much prefer the sermons of Protestants, but I respect the ritual of Catholics. Yes, I do participate in the body of Christ, but only on special occasions. The Catholic Church requires that one be in a "state of grace" before taking communion. I do meet their requirements, so I generally feel comfortable in taking communion whenever I attend Catholic services with a family member.