A friend, 78, insists that divorced Catholics were not allowed to receive the sacraments when she was young
I said they can receive the sacraments even without an annulment. It is when they remarry without an annulment that they cannot receive. If remarried without an annulment, they have to live as brother and sister until the annulment is granted.
She insists that there was a time in Church history that the divorced could not receive the sacraments.
If she’s correct, when was this and when was canon law changed?