An Episcopal church in Baltimore has become the latest to leave the denomination because of concerns about the ordination of homosexuals and women.
Last Sunday, members of the Mount Calvary Episcopal Church voted to separate and join with the Roman Catholic Church. A spokesman for Baltimore's Catholic Archdiocese says it welcomes the church.
Mount Calvary Pastor Warren Tanghe said homosexually was only one of the reasons his congregation decided to break ties the Episcopalians.
"There are some Episcopal clergy who openly question or say they do not believe that Jesus was God and man, who say they do not believe that the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost are one triad of God, who do not believe the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ," he said.
Tanghe is preparing for his ordination as a Catholic priest. However, the Calvary congregation will have to negotiate with the Episcopal diocese in order to keep their church building.
The parish holds the deed, but the property is held in trust by the diocese and the national denomination.