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24-Dec-2017 09:30

Consequently, the Church has spoken on this matter not merely in the Code of Canon Law, but also in the Catechism and in other theological contexts.

As always, canon law follows theology, and the two are consistent, for they can never contradict each other.

Does the fact that a Catholic is divorced, in and of itself, constitute a mortal sin? The Catechism of the Catholic Church does, it is true, give us a general theological norm about divorce in general, noting rightly that “Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law….

The Church is therefore concerned simultaneously with three different, although interrelated issues: (a) an individual Catholic’s personal spiritual wellbeing; (b) the need to maintain reverence toward the Most Holy Eucharist; and (c) the need to avoid public scandal.

Q: What does canon law really say about divorced people receiving Holy Communion?

–Sean A: The issue of who may, and who may not, receive the Eucharist lawfully is a canonical question with deep theological roots.

So we can see that it is entirely possible for a good Catholic to be divorced!

Since this is the case, why is it that we hear the Church teaching that divorced Catholics cannot receive the Eucharist?The fact is, the Church does not teach that Catholics are forbidden to receive Holy Communion if they are divorced.

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