Can a divorced Catholic receive Communion?
Definitely. A divorced person is in a situation similar to that of a single person in the Church, with full rights and duties except for the right to enter a new marriage without having first obtained a Decree of Annulment. When I die, can I be buried by the Church? Yes, divorced Catholics, including those who have been remarried can be buried in a Catholic cemetery, after a Mass. It is presumed that a person continues to practice his/her faith after a divorce. Is a divorced person excommunicated from the Church? No, a Catholic is not excommunicated when she/he is divorced. In May, 1977, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to lift the penalty of excommunication imposed by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884) which applied only to American Catholics who remarried after a divorce from a valid marriage. This vote was ratified by the Holy See in November of the same year. Therefore, the penalty of excommunication doesn’t apply to divorced or remarried persons. Does t