There is a fair amount of misunderstanding related to the Church’s teachings when it comes to divorce. One I’ve encountered is similar to how the article “What does the Church really say about divorce? It might not be what you think” on the Catholic News Agency, it starts out.

“I have a friend who has been divorced for 30 years. Her husband just left her one day, and she hasn’t received communion in all this time,” author David Dziena recalled. “She was only told by me when I was writing this book that she could receive communion – and she could not believe me, because she felt that because she was divorced, that meant she was separated from the Church.”

Did you know saints such as St. Rita, St. Helena and St. Eugene all dealt with difficult or divorced relationships?

Getting a divorce does not separate one from the Church. Read the article for more information.