Mary Christ Mass

I have been rather busy of late with stuff pertaining to my upcoming wedding (March 29, 2008) and other sundry holy day activities. So once again I have been away, complicated by the move I mentioned in the “Sober Catholic is Back!!!” post a few weeks ago. I should be in the new place at …

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Second Sunday of Advent: Repentance

From the Gospel from today’s Mass of the Second Sunday of Advent speaks of repentance: Matthew 3:1-12; In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea (and) saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: “A …

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Today the Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I wrote about it in a previous post here , on the occasion of another day dedicated to Mary. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for …

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Rains, Floods and Wind

From the Gospel reading for today’s Mass: Matthew 7:21,24-27; Jesus said to his disciples:“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’will enter the Kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man …

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First Sunday of Advent

From the Second Reading from today’s Mass for the First Sunday of Advent: Romans 13:11-14; Brothers and sisters:You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw …

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New Matt Talbot site!

There is a new site, actually a blog, dedicated to Matt Talbot. A Sober Catholic reader is the creator of the site, called “The Venerable Matt Talbot Resource Center”, and it can be found here: http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/ Matt Talbot was an Irishman and alcoholic who died in 1925. He will probably be the Patron Saint of …

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Sober Catholic is Back!!

After a delay of a few weeks, I am able to announce that I am back to blogging. The long version of the story (there is no short version): I relocated in October to be closer to my girlfriend, who I met in an online Catholic dating website. This was facilitated by my finding a …

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