Divorce and Annulments

After a Catholic goes through a divorce, there is so much confusion and misinformation about practicing the faith. The truth is that your Catholic faith is the very key to your healing after a divorce and is vital to living a life filled with promise, peace, and joy.

Catholics Come Home has teamed up with DivorcedCatholic.com, the leading organization committed to helping divorced Catholics, to provide you with the truth about living your Catholic faith after a divorce or separation and to help shed light on some of the challenges faced by divorced Catholics, like single parenting, dealing with your ex-spouse, managing money and finances, and dating and relationships.

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Find answers to these questions and more

Am I still welcome in the Church?

Can I receive communion?

What is an annulment and why do I need one?

What does the Church teach about divorce and remarriage?

I feel like an outcast. How can I cope?

Resources

Divorced. Catholic. Now What?
By Lisa Duffy and Vince Frese
A must read for divorced men and women, especially if you are Catholic, and the perfect curriculum for parish groups. This book is an indispensable tool for healing, no matter how long you’ve been divorced and is completely Catholic.

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide
By Rose Sweet
Powerful DVD program featuring divorced Catholics sharing their stories of hope and healing. Other popular Catholic experts include Dr. Ray Guarendi, Christopher West, Fr. Donald Calloway, and Fr. Mitch Pacwa. Full access website, free downloads, leader training, and more.

Seeking an Annulment With the Help of Your Catholic Faith
By Lorene Hanley Duquin
Using authentic Church teaching, spiritual insights, and real-life examples from her work as Director of Parish Life, author Lorene Hanley Duquin leads you through each stage of the annulment process.

Journey of Hope
This powerful Catholic-based support program will help you heal, keep the faith, and restore hope alongside fellow divorced Catholics in your parish.

Get Plugged in with DivorcedCatholic.com
Be a part of the Divorced Catholic support forum, sign up for the free newsletter, keep up with the blog for helpful tips and thoughts on divorce and the faith, and access free videos and podcasts.

What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about marriage
A recent Vatican document dealing with the dignity of marriage, divorce and annulments