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Linda Kenney wrote:

Hi, guys —

My brother and his wife are both Catholics. They got married back in the 70's and had two daughters. They divorced about 20 years ago with no annulment.

  • Can my brother still go to the Catholic Church and receive Holy Communion, etc?


  { Can my brother still go to the Catholic Church and receive Communion if he has not remarried? }

Mary Ann replied:


Your brother may attend Mass, of course, and may participate in parish life.

As to receiving Holy Communion, he certainly may receive Holy Communion:

  • if he is not remarried invalidly, and
  • if he is in a state of grace.

Mary Ann

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