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Separated or Divorced


The Church recognizes your pain and offers her support


United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, p.287 quote



St. John Paul II quote


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     Did You Know?     

  • Divorced Catholics are full members of the Church and are encouraged to participate in its activities.
  • Divorced Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have not remarried or who have remarried following an annulment, may receive the Eucharist and other sacraments. Catholics remarried without an annulment should meet with a pastor to clarify their situation.
  • In the Diocese of San Diego, there is no charge for the annulment process.
  • A declaration of nullity has no effect on the legitimacy of children.
  • A declaration of nullity does not deny that a relationship existed. It means that a marriage that was thought to be valid civilly and canonically was in fact not valid according to Church law.