Boy will you have a surprise if you get to heaven. You will find a whole bunch of Protestants there who worshipped in Spirit and in truth here on earth. You may as well get used to it because we will be there for eternity. We are as much a part of Christs Church as believing Catholics are.
why would a person of faith, knowing the history of Christianity, not belong to the Catholic church??? I have no doubt that there are protestants in heaven, but they are there because they were either ignorant of the true Christian church or they somehow overcame Christ's admonition to directly follow Him. You can't possibly be equal with those who follow Catholicism because Christ did not found several thousand "denominations" He founded Catholicism and promised that He would be with her until the end of time....I'll go with that promise!!!!