Is the Roman Catholic Church trying to poach members from the Anglican Communion? The Vatican announced Tuesday that it would welcome with open arms disillusioned Anglicans, or former Anglicans, to the Catholic Church, without the need to sacrifice some of their distinct beliefs, such as allowing priests to marry. Anglicans number 77 million worldwide, and church members have lately been fractured by incompatible views about women bishops, an openly gay bishop, and same-sex unions. The Catholic Church, clocking in at 1.1 billion members, has already set up what they call "personal ordinariates" to receive converts and help them make the transition. The new policy is a boon for Anglo-Catholics who have been reluctant to embrace the progressive slant of the Anglican Communion.