EWTN Catholic Q&A
Catholic stand on divorce
Question from Elizabeth on 10-09-2013:

In what case is divorce okay in God's eyes and in the eyes of the Catholic Church?

Answer by Catholic Answers on 10-10-2013:

Elizabeth--

Divorce is never "okay" and no power on earth can dissolve a sacramental marriage. There may be grave reasons in some unfortunate cases where a husband and wife must live apart, and civil divorce can be permitted as a form of legal separation. The civil divorce does not dissolve a sacramental marriage though, and both partners must continue to observe marital chastity.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers


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