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J. Edwards wrote:

Hi, guys —

For many years I was a non-Catholic Christian. I was married and divorced three times during that period. I am now a senior and am increasingly drawn to the Catholic faith.

  • Does my having been divorced and remarried in the past prevent me from becoming a Roman Catholic in good standing?

J. Edwards

  { Does being divorced and remarried multiply times prevent me from being a Catholic? }

Bob replied:

Dear J.,

No problem. You can become a Catholic despite your past. As a matter of fact, Jesus came to save sinners so welcome to the Club. None of us has lived perfectly, otherwise we wouldn't need a Savior. Wounds, hurts, and failures are His specialty. Jesus loves you now and forever and He knows your whole situation so I wouldn't let that stop you.

The only issue you would have as a Catholic would be getting remarried again. For that, it would be complicated. You would likely need one or more annulments.

Being a senior can afford you some of the best years of your life to grow in faith; now is as good a time as ever. Feel free to drop us a note along the way.

God bless you on your journey.


Bob Kirby

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