|EWTN Catholic Q&A|
Question from Tacho Ochoa on 11-02-2012:
Can a person that is married by the catholic church and is divorced recieve the holy comunion? I know that if you remarry you are committing adultry as per one of the scriptures.
I know that if you remarry you are committing adultry as per one of the scriptures.
|Answer by Fr. John Echert on 11-05-2012:|
Civil divorce may be justified, in some cases, such as infidelity--especially repeated--or
abuse, especially when children are involved. In cases in which divorce is not morally
justified, one could repent of this, make a good confession, and go to Communion--
though there may remain the issue of whether reconciliation is possible. Still, canon law
does not exclude someone from Communion indefinitely for civil divorce itself, apart
from a subsequent attempt to I validly remarry. Father Echert