My friend who is a cradle Lutheran, LCMS, during a conversation with her, I asked if she was Catholic/catholic and she said no she was a protestant.
Than I asked if her Pastor was a priest or a minister and her answer was that he was a minister.
My question is if some some Lutherans on CAF claim to be catholic, why do some Lutherans claim they are not, but protestant. This also goes for Anglicans. Either their church is Catholic or it is not.
No Catholic would say they were not Catholic but protestant if asked.
I also recall growing up in a typical Episcopal parish that they claimed to be protestant, and until the last 20 years or so, both Anglicans and Lutherans state they are Catholic, not protestant.
Also if one were to read the history of the changes in the Episcopal church, until 1979 they changed their liturgy to be much closer to the OF/ VII liturgy and this was years after the Catholic Church changed their liturgy in 1964. I now wonder it the Episcopal church will now change their liturgy to conform more to the newest translation of the Catholic Mass.
The only parishes that claimed to be Catholic in TEC were Anglo Catholic parishes, how can a church be protestant for centuries and then all of a sudden decide they are Catholic.
Yours in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary