Asked in Eucharist (Communion)
What is the difference between Anglican Holy Communion and Catholic Communion?
Catholics believe that the priest, acting in the person of Christ, actually changes the bread and wine, whole and entire, into the Body and Blood of Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ. After this change, called Transubstantiation, nothing of the bread and wine remains but their outward accidents. Anglicans are protestants, who believe any number of things, some of which might look like the Catholic belief, but they do not have a valid priesthood.