Can a divorced non_catholic without an annulment be confirmed?


#1

i am currently a divorced methodist-who has been attending my local catholic church. i would like to take the next step and become catholic. am i able to be confirmed, since i am divorced? or do i need to be granted an annulment first??


#2

Divorce, in itself, is not an obstacle to Confirmation. Sometimes, however, divorce is gravely sinful and un-forgiven grave sin is an obstacle to Confirmation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches, “To receive Confirmation one must be in a state of grace. One should receive the sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gift of the Holy Spirit” (CCC 1310).

Annulments are generally only necessary if one wishes to attempt marriage again.

See also:
Can a divorced person without a Church anullment participate in the sacraments?
May a person who has been divorced but not remarried receive Communion?
How to Become a Catholic


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