There's this Catholic woman in Argentina who's been living with a man for many years. They have two children together, and are civilly married. Her legal husband was married in the Church previously, but he got a divorce. So the woman is a Catholic who is living with man who is, in the eyes of the Church, apparently not her husband. As such, she is not in a state of grace, and may not receive Communion as long as she continues living as the wife of this divorced man.
A difficult and painful situation, one which the Church is rightly hoping to avoid in the future. A Catholic woman in this situation doesn't have a lot of easy choices, no matter how much she longs to be reunited with the...READ MORE