Let's take it one step further. Is he also claiming that Transubstantiation does NOT occur in an Episcopalian church service?
I was raised Catholic. I always knew there was a reason you could not receive Communion in a Catholic church but was not truly aware of the Canonical reasons behind it.
I don't agree with it. If my children were with me at a Catholic Mass I would not hesitate to take them to Communion since they have already received at the Episcopal church we go to.
It is in fact the teaching of the Catholic Church that transubstantiation does NOT occur in Anglican services, for the reason that Anglican clergy are not part of the Apostolic succession.
Confecting the Eucharist requires a validly ordained priest who is able to trace his priestly lineage back to the Apostles. Jesus divinely instituted the priesthood at the Last Supper. He told the apostles and to those who they would ordain what He began they were to carry on. This has been done for 2000+ years by the laying on of hands. The Episcopal Church came into existence as an independent denomination after the American Revolution. It does not have validly ordained priests.
I was raised Catholic.
Were you baptized into the Catholic Church? If so, then you may receive communion in a Catholic Church but only after you have gone to confession. If your children were baptized in the Catholic Church and celebrated the Sacrament of First Penance, then you may make arrangements for them to prepare for First Communion.
What were your reasons for leaving the Catholic Church, if you don't mind my asking?
“Is he also claiming that Transubstantiation does NOT occur in an Episcopalian church service?”
Undoubtedly. I’d maintain the same thing. Aside from some baptisms, the only sacraments which Orthodoxy and Rome accept are those of each other.
“If my children were with me at a Catholic Mass I would not hesitate to take them to Communion since they have already received at the Episcopal church we go to.”
The Episcopal ecclesial group is not in communion with the Pope of Rome, nor with any of the Orthodox Churches. What is the basis for your presumption that it is proper to approach the chalice in a Latin Church? The discipline of the Latin Church forbids it. It allows me as an Orthodox Christian to approach but my Church forbids me to do so. My Church also forbids you and anyone else who is not Orthodox, including Latin Rite Catholics, from approaching. Sadly, what you propose, namely that you will decide what the discipline of The Church should be regarding communion, has lead to the necessity in many Orthodox Churches for the priest to announce before communion that it is reserved for Orthodox Christians in good standing who have prepared themselves by fasting and confession according to the disciplinary canons of The Church.
Seems to me, even if apples were oranges, it's a bit rude to ignore what you know is the policy of any organization which permits you to attend their events.
It's irrelevant what you agree with.
If my children were with me at a Catholic Mass I would not hesitate to take them to Communion since they have already received at the Episcopal church we go to.
You and your children are Protestants, not Catholics. I suggest you review 1 Corinthians 11 and correct your erroneous rationalization of what you would do.
Are you a baptized Catholic?
Why don’t you sit down with a priest and talk about your reasons for leaving for awhile.
The truth remains that you are still a Catholic.