[quote="teachccd, post:7, topic:144178"]
Yes, but the Anglican/Episcopal Church is not a product of the Protestant reformation whereby much doctrine was changed. The Church of England disputed the authority of the papacy while retaining the practices of Holy Mother Church. This, of course, is changing in more recent times but they still uphold most of the teachings of the Catholic Church. That's why the Episcopal Church two miles from me is called "St. Stevens".
I don't think that you would hear of any Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, or any of the hundreds of other non-denominational churches praying to saints. Please correct me if I am wrong. In fact, the biggest stumbling block to those coming home to the Catholic faith is our devotions to Mary. That includes our acknowledging her intercessory prayer........God Bless .................teachccd
Point of information....I was an Anglican priest.
When Henry took England out from the Church, he began a period of confusion for Anglicans. Under Henry, the Anglican Church looked and in many cases was catholic. Then came Edward and his advisors (as Edward was a minor) who were influenced by the mainland reformation. Mary replaced Edward and brought England, briefly, back to the catholic fold. Then we had Elizabeth I.
Within Anglican theology you can find almost anything. Very, very, very, very few are catholic minded. Most of protestant minded in liturgy and theology. They are evangical or charismatic (very large portions).
Do not mistake albs, candles, incense, chasubles with being catholic. The Episcopal Church does not hold to catholic teachings on morality, faith, ethic, theology. To do so would make them catholics. The Anglo-Catholic branch of Anglicanism has been small and is becoming even smaller, especially with the upcoming Ordinariate. Outside a few parishes one is had pressed to find catholic minded Anglicans.
And do not let the name of a church confuse you. I can take you to St Luke Missionary Baptist Church where I live. They are most assuredly not catholic or Catholic.