When was divorce banned by catholic church? How did Charlemagne divorce his wives in the 8th century?
Even if it is against divorce the Catholic Church has had a few get outs. One is to claim the marriage wasn't consummated, another to claim the marriage was invalid. Henry VIII tried to claim the latter when he wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon. He failed because the Pope was more afraid of Catherine's father than of Henry but Kings in general got their own way.
Can a Catholic who married in a Methodist church then divorced get remarried in the Catholic church?
If the marriage took place in a Methodist church and not in a Catholic one, then in the eyes of the Church the marriage never really existed. If a civil divorce was obtained, then yes, the person can get married in the Catholic Church after reconciling with the Church through the sacrament of reconciliation -- the person would need absolution for the act of entering into the invalid marriage previously. The previous marriage was not invalid because the person married a non-Catholic; it was invalid because it took place outside the Church. Technically, in the eyes of the Church, the person is not being remarried -- the person is being married for the first time. Because, again, as far as the Church is concerned, the first marriage was never really valid.
Would the Catholic Church permit divorce for a woman married to an abusive man? If not, why? What is the alternative?
The Catholic Church doesn't do divorce. If a marriage exists, it exists for life; if it doesn't, it was null from the start.So if this was a valid marriage, it remains a valid marriage - but there is nothing to stop the abused party living apart from the abuser for her own (and her children's) protection. If that involves civil proceedings for divorce - as in some jurisdictions it may well do - then that is a reasonable step, and someone who has availed themselves of a civil divorce under these circumstances remains a fully communicant member of the Church. There is no bar on communion for divorced people.But the divorce only affects the civil law status of the couple; it does not affect the actual validity of the marriage. She can therefore not marry again during the lifetime of her husband.There's a different question, though: was the abusive attitude of the husband something which he concealed, or suppressed, during their courtship and engagement? If so, it may well be that the consent to marriage was imperfect, on the wife's part because she was deceived, and certainly on the husband's part as he had no true intention (or perhaps inadequate capacity) to enter into the commitment of marriage - which cannot be abusive in intent.If that is the case (and it often is, in cases of abuse), then the marriage never really existed; it was a fiction. In that case, the Church could offer an annulment - a confirmation that the marriage was null, and the parties are therefore free to marry.
I was married in a Catholic church, then later divorced and obtained a Catholic annulment. Can I marry a divorced Protestant?
It probably depends on where you are getting married. If it is in a Catholic Church, then there may be a few hoops to jump through for your spouse to be, though you are free to marry. Your spouse to be, if married in a civil ceremony, may not have ever been considered to have been married in the eyes of the Church, in which case, no problem. If they were married in a protestant church with similar sacraments to Catholicism, then there may be some need for them to get an annulment. Your best bet is to consult a priest.
How does the catholic church know you've been divorced?
Your future husband's family does not have to know about the previous marriage, but the church does in order for him to enter into a valid marriage. You were married young and left almost immediately. You likely had little preparation. You could probably get an annulment through the Catholic Church without much trouble at all. (And, btw, even if you would have received a legal annulment, you still would have to get one through the Church.) You should be honest with the priest (ASAP -- annulments can take a little time). If you aren't, it would mean his marriage to YOU is null and void. You don't want that, do you? Besides, they will also ask your parents if you've ever been married before. Do you want your future husband AND your parents to lie just so you can enter a null marrriage that isn't even valid? If you really want this marriage to last, then don't start out with a lie. Call the priest right away and tell him you need help securing a decree of nullity for your first marriage. You and he will have to take marriage prep at the Catholic Church anyway, which takes around 6 months, so if you start the annulment first, you should get everything squared away in time, and his family won't need to know.
Can i get married in a pentecostal church, if i am divorced?
My Dad was a Pentecostal preacher. Naturally he performed MANY weddings. Since your fiance is Pentecostal, never married, I do not know why he would not marry you. I HOPE you're going to go to his church from now on, naturally, it's the BEST church...:) IF you have any questions tho, give the preacher a call or ask him when you go to church this Sun. & you'll know for sure. When I went yrs. ago, our church was the most strict church there was! It now has done a LOT of "reform" since then. Ask to make sure tho to put your mind at east...all the best to you...:)
Can a Catholic marry a divorced Greek Orthodox?
if they are looking to marry in the church: yes: if the divorced person has an annulment if one is male and one is female
Could someone lie about divorce to get married in the Catholic Church?
Well, conceivably, someone could try lying about their divorce, but it would have absolutely no effect on whether or not they could get married in the Catholic Church. To receive *any* sacrament (other than baptism) in the Catholic Church one must present an original baptism certificate dated within six months, and marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic Church.In the Catholic Church where ever you are baptized anywhere in the world, that Church must keep a record of your baptism. If you attempt to receive any other sacraments, you must contact that Church and get a new copy of your baptismal certificate.In the Catholic Church the original baptismal certificate lists the name, date, and the priest or bishop administering the sacrament on the back of the certificate, it is then checked against the register and the current pastor of the Church must attest to its validity.Thus if you attempt to get married, apply for a baptismal certificate, and if your previous marriage was not annulled, you would still be listed as married (even if you are divorced) and thus unable to contract a new marriage. You would have a similar problem if you had taken religious vows anywhere in the world - you would be unable to contract marriage.No Catholic priest anywhere in the world would marry you without a current affidavit from your church of baptism that you are baptized and free to marry. It would be legally and canonically impossible. Lying about the situation would only make you look ridiculous and not change reality one whit.
Can you be a Catholic Godparent if you are divorced?
Probably but it depends on your circumstances. The role of the godfather and/or godmother is very important. They must be firm Catholic believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized—child or adult—on the road of Christian life. To ensure this, a godparent must be at least 16 years old (for maturity's sake), fully initiated (having received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), be someone other than the legal parents, and one who leads a life in harmony with the Church. If you have only one Catholic godparent, then you may have a baptized non-Catholic Christian participate as an official witness. The witness will be responsible for setting a good example for the baptized person while the Catholic godparent will share the specifics of the Catholic faith. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 1255: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt2s... and the Code of Canon law, Canon 872 and following: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__... With love in Christ.