Still Catholic (after all this time…) + a Bit on Annulments

Image via Wikipedia You might wonder why I have the words, “Yes, We’re Still Catholic” as part of the title of this blog. That’s because there’s a common misconception that once a Catholic divorces, they are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic church. Not true!!! While divorce is strongly discouraged for Catholics and something to be avoided IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, when a Catholic goes through a divorce, they are still a Catholic in good standing within the church – still able to participate in the sacraments (i.e. receive Holy Communion). Now, here is what a divorced Catholic cannot do: Remarry in the church UNLESS their previous marriage has been declared invalid by the Tribunal of their diocese.  (By the way, this does NOT mean your children become illegitimate or that the marriage is viewed as never having taken place.)

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Divorced Catholic – An Extraordinary Life

I’ve mentioned DivorcedCatholic.com many times…and here I am to bring them to your attention again.  They’re just SO good. They have a fantastic new website that has a lot of useful/helpful info on it.  Plus, they send out an electronic newsletter every month.  I just received this month’s edition and want to share it with you. http://tinyurl.com/DC-AnExtraordinaryLife After you read it, please go to their website and register to receive their newsletters each month so you don’t miss a thing.  I’ve been reading them for almost a year now and they get better and better! By the way, Happy May Day! Have a wonderful day. Manya

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