What The Catholic Church Teaches About Divorce & Annulments | The Catholic Talk Show

What The Catholic Church Teaches About Divorce & Annulments | The Catholic Talk Show

Episode 67
In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss what the Catholic Church teaches on Divorce and Annulments.

In this episode, you’ll learn:
• What does the Bible actually say about Divorce
• Can a Catholic actually get a divorce?
• What is the difference between divorces & annulments?
• Can divorced Catholics receive Holy Communion?
• What reasons allows a person to get an annulment?
• What impact is divorce having on society and the Church?
• and much more


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  1. What MEAL do you implore a DESIRE most? Never of the body, only your heart and soul.

    HE is calling one here.

  2. What happens if a couple married via Catholic, but one becomes abusive or commits adultery, or is overall not a good person for the other. What is the suffering spouse to do? Just forgive and continue? Just recall my parents, and it was just a really bad situation until it was intolerable. Could the abused spouse ask for an annulment?

  3. What happens when a Catholic married a Protestant in a Protestant church. I asked for an annullment, and The Navy didn’t grant it. We later got divorced, but I am the one who is a Protestant. I have been single and not messing around for years, but the last I heard, he was with his daughter’s mother.

  4. I am considering converting to Catholicism but I am divorced and remarried. I’ve been married for almost 11 years. My first husband has been remarried twice, and is very happy. I am happy in my marriage. Can I become a Catholic

  5. At the 7:45 mark, what Bible translation is being quoted from when referencing the text of Matthew, the "unless the marriage is unlawful" part?

  6. You can’t date somebody if you can’t marry them. Why would you tell this audience that it’s okay to date even though you can’t marry?

  7. Not sure where you are going with all of this.
    Yes, there are divorced Catholics and yet you say that the Church teaches that Catholics cannot be divorced.

  8. Annulments are ONLY in a few EXTREMES. No sin can supersede HIS Sacrament even a mortal sin. UNDERSTAND?

  9. Thank you so much. I needed this so much! I have a really good protestant friend that doesn’t understand. I had to get an annulment from an extremely physically, emotionally, religiously, and sexually abusive "marriage" that was not healthy for the children, and now she’s considering the same, for the same reasons, but fears that she can’t be civilly divorced and still please God and if she did she could never marry again for fear of being an adulteress. In my situation I was going to a protestant church due to my "husband’s" beliefs and the women I went to for help told me it was my fault because I wasn’t submissive enough although I was extremely submissive, and this is my friend’s current situation. I really want her to see that there are good reasons to consider why she may be free to not only get herself and her children to safety, but also hope for God to send her a true husband someday, as I hope he does for me. Again thank you so much for this video and I appreciate any prayers anyone may offer for her and myself and both our children. Thank you so much!

  10. I’m going through this experience right now I was married in 2008 my ex was military and was overseas I decided to become Catholic at the time of marriage we both did not have a religion and my ex was baptized but really dedicated under the salvation army which the Catholic Church does not recognize I was not baptized then became Catholic so I’m going through a poly line I believe I’m saying this right going through the Catholic Church as we speak and my ex is uncooperative and He been married now for the third time and I have not remarried at all but engaged to be married
    And I spoke with my priest and it’s been 13 years and I straight away from the church because I was ashamed and scared because we were divorced civilly and I did confession and Pentance some years ago but wanted to get back in full grace and communion with the church and I’m on the pathway to doing so🙏🙏🙏

  11. Am I able to receive communion and remarry if my spouse was unfaithful, demanded the divorce against my will and has become a lesbian?

  12. The greatest detriment to the Roman Catholic Church is the violation of the 1st Commandment, "𝑵𝒐 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒈𝒐𝒅𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝑴𝑬.".

    Pride is a false god that you believe you are doing ENOUGH. Not able to carry the train of MOTHER.

  13. "𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒅."
    [Messge of Mother to Jacinta before her hideous death at the age of 9 in 1920]

    You only wed another for HIM to be one in HIM more. Always seeking HIM to be HIM more. Not find happiness in another.

  14. Married 12 years 3 kids later after many beatings I divorced him. I met someone and married him. I got my allnulment but husband never finished his paperwork. I went along with it. One day his X called and said she received paperwork on my husband, she asked if she could finish the paperwork. She did and now they were no longer married. We went to our church gave them our paperwork then got married in church. We are together this year 43 years.

  15. I am evangelical but I agree alot with the catholic view of marriage, I would call marriage a mystery (Musterion in the greek), not a sacrament as Jerome translated the term into Latin, but in theory it is still very solid, as it understand very well the indissoluble nature of it. However the annulment system is now extremely abused which defeats the purpose of it all.

  16. Sex is not love. Sex is defined by Nature as Natural only. Mating, reproduction of a human body. That HE alone places HIS child within. John 1:3-4 and Genesis 1:26. Life is HIS LOVE given, in HIS Image and Likeness. A human person. The angels were before Time and Space.

  17. You guys are so funny.
    I wish I watched this a few to several months ago as I just submitted my application for an annulment about 2 months ago.

  18. Depends on how liberal your diocese is on divorce and annulments. Mine was done within 2 years, not that I wanted it! My uncle’s took years!

  19. If you had kids, you manifestly had capacity and due discretion to consent, because the object of consent is only the conjugal act. These tribunals are operating on an illegal definition of consent.

  20. I have been advised by several priests in parishes I lived in, an annulment was advised. Which would be uncomplicated. What can I do now?

  21. I’m currently going thru the annulment process after my divorce over a decade ago. This type of talk so was so cathartic for me. I laughed and cried a bit. 😩 in all honesty hearing father say he went thru the process too was everything I needed to hear. It’s so embarrassing and hard to talk about so knowing you’re not alone from someone else just meant so much to me. Thank you guys so so much for this!

  22. When have you journeyed Mark 10:21?

    Can you reproduce all that you need, from ground up? Worry is soon you.

  23. Went to a priest to get married. I was 4 months pregnant. The priest interviewed us separately. He came back in the end and said he wasn’t marrying us because neither of us wanted to get married. I’m glad he made that decision.

  24. I would be grateful if you could recommend me a scholarly work on the position of the Catholic church on divorce (through ages).

  25. I believe that Matthew 19:29 allows for divorce if you leave all for God.
    Matthew 19:29
    New International Version
    29 “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[a] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”
    Please advice if I am misinterpreting this.
    God bless you!

  26. Thank you for this much needed information. It shouldn’t be so easy to get married, people should be obligated to know all this prior to even picking a wedding date! I have to wonder if they’d be less divorces if people actually really understood the sacrament marriage and were actually practicing Catholics.

  27. what is the percent that the church grants an annulment. every year the number goes up. the church needs people to stay ..one way or another…so sad

  28. What about if the man has a problem with texting other women and then when he is caught in the act. Treats it like it’s nothing. This been going on for years. What does the catholic church say about that and how do they expect to mend the marriage.

  29. @34:30 You said that 41% of all first marriages fail and 50% of all marriages fail but what is the difference between those two statistics?
    You then gave statistics for second marriages around 60% fail and third marriages around 73% fail.

    How can 50% of all marriages fail if the second and third marriages are a higher percentage of 50%.

  30. Lol! I really enjoy the thinking paradoxically catch me question of the man’s widow. I’m looking at my last supper picture as if he’s stumped them again. Keep up the good work and God Bless all of you for your openness.

  31. For those of us that will soon enter the sacrament of marriage, I think it would be a great idea if you had a show discussing what a Catholic wedding is and how it’s unique from all other ceremonies. Love the shows. Gods peace be with you.

  32. When MOTHER was NOT heard at Fatima in 1917, Catholicism collapsed. The demons raped and pillage more in HIS Church. Most not seeing.

    A warning given by the late Sr [St.] Lucia dos Santos. The worms would attack them consecrated, wed, to HIM most.

  33. Montana or some where near. HE alone steers or you have TOO much control, not seeing that growth in you.

  34. I got married outside of the grace of the church and couldn’t take communion for almost 20 years. The divorce came from the spouse after her leaving. And I take responsibility for that. But now 3 years later, what I have an issue with is the times of being alone. The one thing the divorce did was bring me back to the faith. I try never to miss communion now that I can receive it. What I struggle with is understanding about dating, how to fight off the moments of depression, and to be honest how to fight the desire to be married again.

  35. No matter WHAT your spouse does to you. Do not get divorced. Send prayer request to nuns, priests etc. What my husband did to me, I could of easily walked away. Many of my Catholic Family can not believe I have stayed with my husband. I started praying, sending prayers to nuns, monks etc. Five years later, we have a good relationship. Not one day, we don’t go without prayers together, in the morning and before bed. If we don’t, we fight. We also read the Bible together everyday. This is my second marriage. My first marriage, I was cheated on and on, even he got another woman pregnant while we were still married. I got divorced when he was threatening to murder me. My ex has been married 3 times in the Catholic Church. (Military Officer) I never wanted to be in a relationship after him. I was shocked and surprised when I started liking my husband now. No matter what my Ex did to me I will always admire him. We met in high school, I have known him for 39 years. I pray for him, I pray for his wife and their marriage. It hurts because I don’t like failing. I wish I would of prayed for my first marriage like I did my second. I am very grateful for my second marriage of 18 years. ❤

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