Posted By:Kathryn Hagel
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Subject:Re: Did Divorce = Excommunication?
Post Date:October 24, 2012 at 17:07:14
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Dear Lori,
Divorce is not a sin, so it doesn't get you excommunicated. Attempting to remarry after a divorce is a serious sin and gets people excommunicated unless they get a Church annulment first.

However, a Catholic who got divorced could have gotten a lot of very unpleasant social interactions from Catholics who mistakenly thought that divorce itself was the sin, rather than that remarrying after a divorce without getting a Church annulment first would be the sin.
Sincerely,
Kate Hagel