[quote="nancymarie, post:1, topic:225972"]
My cousin got a divorce after 34 years of marriage. His wife was very abusive, but I guess that's beside the point.
When he separated from his xw, he moved in with another woman, also a Catholic but a widow.
My cousin and this woman got married a couple of years ago in a civil ceremony. My cousin has not sought out an annullment of his previous marraige.
Both my cousin and his new wife attend mass regularly and receive Communion.
Are they allowed to do this if my cousin's first marriage hasn't been annulled?
No one in the family wants to point this out to my cousin for fear of offending them both.
Am I my brother's keeper? The answer is YES! Of course you shouldn't make a point of making your cousin look ridiculous to other members of the family, but surely it would ease your conscience to have a private discussion with him. He may say that it's none of your business, but you would have done what you could for him. Tell him you will pray for him. Tell him, also, the offense to our Lord, and the harm he is doing to his soul, when he receives Communion unworthily. Stress to him the scandal he is causing to all who are familiar with his situation. If you are truly concerned for your cousin's welfare, you will make the effort. Let him know you care.