Hi I would just like to research some things on my friends behalf, i personally would feel uncomfartable myself receiving the eucharist at any church other than the Roman Catholic but she says that even though the eucharist is not the real presence what matters is what she believes and if she believes it be the real presence that it is ok.
She attends because she says she prefers the fellowship.
I’ve talked to her about this, saying well is the eucharised consecrated by a priest ordained to do so ie: believing in the full truth that we accept as RC. I said why not go just for the fellowship and abstain from the eucharist. But she says she has been told by a RC priest that its ok, of course the anglican church is happy for her to receive since their rules are different.
OK so i bring up the idea of apostolic succession and the pope, i she says they dont believe in the pope but Roman Catholics believe that Anglican bishops are recognised as valid bishops in her words the bishops have valid apostolic succession, as i am not anglican i wuld like to check this out for her.
Note: She says anglican priests have been allowed to become Roman Catholic priests because of the apostolic suvvession of the bishops so their ordination within anglican as seen as valid by RC, but i thought they had to be re-ordained so would like to check this out too.
Note she still goes to the Roman Catholic church on SUndays and believes fully in the faith.