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Nicole Brisbon wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • I wanted to ask if I would be allowed to receive Communion or remarry since my divorce?

Me and my ex-husband were not Christian when we married. I became Catholic in 2010 and we divorced in 2014. I haven't been attending Mass because I'm not sure if I can receive Holy Communion since the divorce.

  • Also, would I have to get an annulment before dating or remarrying?

We were married in a civil ceremony.


  { Can I receive Communion, remarry, or date since my divorce or would I need an annulment first? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi Nicole,

  • From the facts you gave. Yes, you can receive Holy Communion.
  • A divorce does not change your status in the Church.
  • Yes, you would need an Annulment prior to getting remarried.
  • Yes, you can certainly date but, like all Catholics, you should live a chaste life.

Fr. Jonathan

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