Date institution of marriage is in trouble today. The divorce rate catholic anywhere from 50 percent divorced first marriages to 80 man for subsequent marriages. Perhaps, as a result, more catholic more couples are choosing to live together without bothering to get married. My own Diocese of Phoenix and other dioceses around the country are revisiting their marriage requirements, lengthening preparation periods and examining couples closely, looking for trouble spots in their relationships and families of origin—indications that dating may not be ready for the vocation of marriage just yet.
To Date or Not to Date
Surviving Divorce - On Dating After Divorce
No big surprise, really. Most single Catholics — at least those of us "of a certain age" — deal with the subject either directly or indirectly in our dating lives. I have received more mail on this topic than I have any other subject since I started writing for Catholic Match. And, as fascinated as you may be with questions surrounding who gets an annulment and why, there is one big question most of you want to hear more about: dating and annulments. When is it okay to date? Is it okay to date someone who doesn't have an annulment?
On Dating After Divorce
There are a variety of reasons why marriages fail. There is no way a husband or wife can save a marriage single-handedly. It is wrong to can for details before you support your divorced friend, family member or parishioner.
A: The issue of who may, and who may not, receive the Eucharist lawfully is a canonical question with deep theological roots. Consequently, the Church has spoken on this matter not merely in the Code of Canon Law, but also in the Catechism and in other theological contexts. As always, canon law follows theology, and the two are consistent, for they can never contradict each other. The code states that Catholics are not to be allowed to receive Holy Communion if they are under the penalty of excommunication or interdict, or obstinately persist in manifest grave sin c. Canon notes that as a rule, anyone who is conscious of grave sin may not celebrate Mass in the case of a priest or receive the Eucharist without previously having been to sacramental confession.