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This room is for supportive and informative discussion about divorce and/or the annulment process. All posters must have been previously divorced or annulled.

Saint Eugene De Mazenod is patron of dysfunctional families & Saint Fabiola obtained a divorce from her first husband prior to devoting her life to charitable works.
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Contact the Marriage Tribunal in your Diocese about your specific case.

07/19/2009 new

Brain,

Thank you!

Here's another book that can be found on Amazon or on the http://www.DivorcedCatholics.com site - Divorced. Catholic. Now What?

07/19/2009 new

(Quote) Marianne-377619 said: Brain,Thank you!Here's another book that can be found on Amazon or on the http://www.Divorced...
(Quote) Marianne-377619 said:

Brain,

Thank you!

Here's another book that can be found on Amazon or on the http://www.DivorcedCatholics.com site - Divorced. Catholic. Now What?

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Sorry...that should be http://www.DivorcedCatholic.com

10/26/2009 new

Thanks for these resources, Brian!

Monica

(Quote) Brian-278516 said: Resources for Divorced Catholics 100 Answers to Your Questions on Annulments Divorced...
(Quote) Brian-278516 said:

Resources for Divorced Catholics

100 Answers to Your Questions on Annulments

Divorced Catholic

Divorced Catholic Moms Blog

Catholics Come Home

Catholic Tribunal (Fargo Diocese)

Contact the Marriage Tribunal in your Diocese about your specific case.

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11/22/2009 new

Thanks a lot for all this information, it is a complicated process and it is really important to have all these information. thanks thanks a lot.

(Quote) Monica-434118 said: Thanks for these resources, Brian!Monica(Quote) Brian-278516 said: Resources ...
(Quote) Monica-434118 said:

Thanks for these resources, Brian!

Monica

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Brian-278516 said:

Resources for Divorced Catholics

100 Answers to Your Questions on Annulments

Divorced Catholic

Divorced Catholic Moms Blog

Catholics Come Home

Catholic Tribunal (Fargo Diocese)

Contact the Marriage Tribunal in your Diocese about your specific case.


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12/08/2009 new

Another helpful resource for divorced and widowed catholics is http://www.BeginningExperience.org

12/21/2009 new

(Quote) Lisa-143553 said: Another helpful resource for divorced and widowed catholics is http://www.BeginningExperience.org
(Quote) Lisa-143553 said:

Another helpful resource for divorced and widowed catholics is http://www.BeginningExperience.org

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Praying BRIAN FOR THIS FORUM ITS VERY IMPORTANT,I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE SOME INFORMATION IN SPANISH?I AM GOING TO GET THE LAST PAPPERS FOR MY ANNULMENT THANKS GOD MAYBE IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY.VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO GET MARRIED WITH A GOOD CATHOLIC MAN.ITS NOT AN EASY PROCESS AND WE HAVE TO BE READY TO FILL ALL PAPPERS.TALK WITH THE PRIEST.UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED IN YOUR MARRIAGE...AND NEVER LOSE YOUR FAITH..GOD BLESS YOU

01/07/2010 new

This is my first post on this site. Hello, my name is Bryan. I am a very recently divorced man that at the same time am also a long time non-practicing Catholic(20 years!)that felt the call to return to the church. Of course that is when everything went to he**. I explain it more in my profile. Despite the absoloutely awful nightmare that is divorce being filed against me I was still able to hang on enough to know to not let this crush my return to the church.

My spirit is stronger having been able to stave off the crushing guilt and depression of a divorce that really I had no control over. I have come out of it more determined to return! But..I have some questions that have been weighing very heavily on my mind about the stigma of being a divorced Catholic. Despite having just gone to Christmas Eve Mass which was the first time I have even stepped in a Catholic church let alone attend mass in 20 years(!!)I feel and have always felt that the core convictions I base my consciense and soul on are the truth. Finally accepting that the church is where I got them in the first place has been a real positive thing...

So,..HELP! Is it true that I can never marry again? Ive been away so long that I have forgotten how to understand let alone be a Catholic! Just have these basic core values that I have always believed to be the truth. Everything else..well..

In an attempt to to find a GOOD woman as well as meet new people hopefully making freinds along the way that can kinda help me out here. I truly feel that the whole purpose of life is marriage and family period. Thats one core belief that I know to be the truth. Still trying to put the reasoning for the rest of them together in correct terms.

I was raised an extremely strict Irish Catholic and was always taught that Divorce is a near Mortal Sin. So even though the situation really wasnt up to me at all I still feel the stigma of it over my head yet not grovelling with guilt cause things just were not my fault.

My father and mother met in the church long ago. The church is the first place I should have tried to find a woman seeking the truth of marraige and family instead of the last, yes I do regret that point greatly as the 20 years I have been gone have been horrible when it comes to love.

What I am trying to get across here is, I truly believe and accept that ultimately I am every bit a true Catholic as those that attend mass many times a week. But besides that...I dont know how to act here..its like I'm feeling my way through the dark here and when I attend mass now. I want to reaquant myself to the faith yet this time I want to do it on more of my own terms through eyes that have lived an awful lot of life in just 35 years. I feel ready to understand scripture far more now than when I was assigned to hand copy the entire bible and memorize it back in Catholic School.

Ill stop here as I dont want to say anything offensive and not know I am doing it cause as of now I have no clue. Can anyone relate? Help!

03/29/2010 new

(Quote) Lisa-143553 said: Another helpful resource for divorced and widowed catholics is http://www.BeginningExperience.org
(Quote) Lisa-143553 said:

Another helpful resource for divorced and widowed catholics is http://www.BeginningExperience.org

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03/30/2010 new

I attended a Beginning Experience (BE) weekend and it was very helpful. I recommend it to anyone that is going thru or has gone thru divorce.

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