I just read this on a This Rock Quick Questions page:
Since there are no real priests in Protestantism, there is no real Eucharist, even in those churches in which the outward form of the Mass is retained.
Well, as suggested by my handle, I’m not yet ready to return to my Catholic faith for various reasons but will soon. Now I’m attending a Lutheran church and by all “appearances” am a Lutheran. But I now am understanding that there is a problem with my receiving communion in that church, even though they claim Real Presence. So, what do I do until I “come out”? Should I refrain from taking communion, or does it not matter since the pastor is not a real priest and the host is not the real Eucharist?