|4. What is the status of a divorced Catholic in the Catholic Church?|
The status of a divorced Catholic is that the marriage is still binding until an annulment is granted. A divorced Catholic is allowed to continue to receive the sacraments and participate in the full life of the Church, as long as another marriage is not attempted without an annulment. Divorced Catholics who attempt another marriage without an annulment are not excommunicated from the Church, but are not to receive the sacraments until an annulment is granted and the marriage is validated in the Catholic Church.