Catholic Wedding Q&A
Can we get married in the Catholic Church if one of us is divorced?
No, unless the previous marriage is found to be not valid or the former spouse has died (Canon 1085).
A new marriage is permitted, however, if the proper Church authorities determine that the previous marriage was invalid sacramentally from the beginning. A declaration that the previous marriage was invalid is called a declaration of nullity, or more commonly, an annulment. An annulment is not a type of divorce, because it does not dissolve the marriage bond; it merely confirms that the marriage bond was never properly contracted in the first place