Divorce may not be considered moral by Catholic Church teachings, but is a divorced person excommunicated from the Church? Paul Shogren explains in the four episode of Marriage Matters.
Emphatically, most decidedly – NO. Being divorced or even obtaining a divorce does not bring the canonical punishment of excommunication upon a person.
In fact there is no canonical punishment for being divorced – how could there be? The Church recognises that there may even be circumstances where a divorce is necessary.
There is nothing about being divorced in and of itself that should impede anybody from fully engaging in the life of the Church.
Of course the reasons a person may have obtained a divorce are a different matter.
But even then, divorcing so that you can live a life of debauchery does not bring about excommunication.
It compounds the grievous sins in which that person is engaged, but it does not render that person excommunicated.
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