Fr. Regis Scanlon has an interesting essay that gives some good commentary on the current confusion regarding communion for the divorced and remarried without an annulment:
Today cardinals and bishops are intensely divided over whether or not invalidly married Catholics living in adultery can receive Holy Communion. Fifty years ago, this kind of question would have boggled the minds of Catholics everywhere, because the answer would be both obvious and simple: “No!” The question has arisen today because a recent and controversial church document has thrown this question into doubt. Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis issued last spring, seems to be saying the answer can be “Yes!,” if it is necessary to protect a couple’s relationship and the good of their children.
This apparent doubt about Church doctrine has many Catholics thinking they are living in a nightmare. Is the Church breaking apart? Can I trust the Church anymore? How can I help my children understand what the Church teaches about marriage?
My advice is to check it out. Reading it helped my digestion somewhat.