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The Catholic Church does not recognize civil 'divorce.' As Jesus said, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and the woman who divorces her husband and marries another commits adultery." (Mk 10, 11-12) Thus, it is clear that it is a mortal sin to be divorced, for the sixth commandment states, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Those in mortal sin may not receive Holy Communion, those who do commit another mortal sin, the sin of sacriledge and receive no graces. Our Lord does not wish to be received by those who severely offend Him. One in the state of mortal sin goes to hell on death, unless the sin is confessed and the person amends his life. Thus, those living in adulterous unions (remarriage) must confess their sins and separate from their new 'spouse,' either returning to their old spouse, or staying separate. Either way, the 'divorcees' are still married and thus are bound by the commandments of that state, not to commit adultery. Sadly, many people die and go to hell simply because they 'remarried.'

Deo Gratias