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Should the Church allow divorced Catholics who are re-married WITHOUT an annulment receive communion?

Feb 17th 2014

  • Yes - 52.2%
  • No - 47.8%

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March 27th, 2015 - James-1192172 said:

No. If you don't want to follow and obey the Catholic way of life, then why be Catholic? Christ only promised that we would be saved if we "picked up our cross and followed Him". To accept the cross, when the person you made vows to forever love and be faithful to, when they decide they want to move on leaving you alone, is a sacrifice for our faith and for our God. It is also our greatest opportunity, in this day and age, to show others that Catholics REALLY believe in the sanctity of marriage.

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March 23rd, 2015 - Jane-1190715 said:

Follow the rules of the church please

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March 22nd, 2015 - Alice-1173608 said:

I don't think it is fair Not every one can get an annulment especially if the other person was very Abusive one never knows the other persons reasons so don't judge ( before you cast stones) who are you to judge.

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March 13th, 2015 - Eric-1183470 said:

Haven't you read St. Mark ch. 10 verse 2-12 also 1 Cor. 7:10, 11, also Matt ch 5 verse 27- 32 as well as ch19 verse 3- 12, St. Luke 16:18, this topic is not debatable. Our Lord condemned it. There is annulled marriages by the church which is not divorce nor should be approached as a means of it. Ask more to a local parish priest and he will explain in detail including what we call the pauline privilige which i wont get to that topic because only a priest can explain it. Nor even the lay members that studied theology should get involved since it has to do with conscience which only belongs to the spiritual director, a catholic or orthodox priest since he is a direct representative of Christ as well as the faithfull who is going through the struggle. Now I also do not believe divorced people should be judged by us since it only belongs to God and his representatives to guide that person on the right path.

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March 13th, 2015 - Eric-1183470 said:

I agree with Jacob. Its not a real question rather a rethorical one Why would God degrade to our standards? Isn't He the almighty who can see and has seen past present and future? It is the contrary we human beings should edify our selves to meet God's standards since He knows each one of us and our human weeknesses.

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February 26th, 2015 - John-1049932 said:

Jacob with all due respect you have never been married so you have no idea what it is like for your wife to leave you for greener pastures, and then have the Church be the arbitrator as to wether YOU can remarry and receive communion.

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February 21st, 2015 - Teresa-1185164 said:

Yes.

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February 19th, 2015 - Jacob-1171390 said:

Catholic teaching should not change just because the majority of Catholics are not faithful to all the teachings of the Church and want things to be "easier".

Allowing people who are living in sin to take the Eucharist desecrates it. Making things "easy" in this life will make them even harder in Purgatory.

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Poll Demographics

Yes (2105 votes)
Overall Response
51.9%
Men
48.4%
Women
55.2%
18-25 yr olds
28.5%
26-35 yr olds
34.5%
36-50 yr olds
48.7%
51+ yr olds
64.4%
No (1948 votes)
Overall Response
48.1%
Men
51.6%
Women
44.8%
18-25 yr olds
71.5%
26-35 yr olds
65.5%
36-50 yr olds
51.3%
51+ yr olds
35.6%