Jesus himself taught that marriage is permanent (Matthew 19:3-6), and St.
Paul reinforced this teaching (see 1 Cor -11 and Eph -32). Divorced Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have not remarried or who have remarried following an annulment, may receive the sacraments. What support does the Church offer to divorced persons?
The Church is therefore concerned simultaneously with three different, although interrelated issues: (a) an individual Catholic’s personal spiritual wellbeing; (b) the need to maintain reverence toward the Most Holy Eucharist; and (c) the need to avoid public scandal.
The Catholic Church is notable within Western Christianity for its sacred tradition and seven sacraments.
The principal one, the Eucharist, is celebrated liturgically in the Mass.
The Church believes that God, the author of marriage, established it as a permanent union.
When two people marry, they form an unbreakable bond.