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Divorced and Catholic? Don’t believe everything you hear

The consistent teaching of the Church is that each of us can only marry one person. Divorce is a civil law construct which may finalise such matters as property and, if there are children, what arrangements are to be made for their welfare, but divorce does not dissolve the bond that was made when the couple gave their consent to one another at the time of the marriage, a consent which includes ‘till death us do part’, in other words, for a lifetime.

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