I’m sorry if this is the wrong forum. I tried “ask an apologist” and both my questions were apparently discarded. So I’ll try them here. My poor neighbor is not feeling very secure given that I told here I would get an immediate answer here, and so have received zero…lol…here they are:
My neighbor is a lapsed Catholic of some 10 years. Other than a confession, does she need to anything else to return to the full grace of the Church?
During her 10 year lapse, she married. She had never been married before. Her husband had and was divorced. He was and is not Catholic. Is her marriage valid in the eyes of the Church such that she can partake fully in it? (Communion specifically).
I am rather embarassed to not know the answer to these questions, at least not enough to answer her definitively. I’ve told her to talk to Father,or i will on her bahalf but she seems quite reluctant until she knows what she is facing. It should be noted that this is a small town, and I think she may be concerned about gossip.