Introducing "Catholics In Recovery"

This weekend, and indefinitely beyond, is the official “launch weekend” for a new Catholic social network for those of us in recovery from alcoholism or other addictions.

The name of the place is “Catholics in Recovery” .

As I have posted before in this blog, I had searched when I first sobered up for some sort of interactive websites like forums and blogs where I can get readily updated information on how to use the Catholic Faith in my recovery. I didn’t find anything pertaining to alcoholism.

This search led me to create the Sober Catholic blog you’re now reading. I have taken that one step further and have started “Catholics in Recovery” .

A number of invitations have been sent out, email addresses were gleaned from correspondence with readers or email subscription lists. I am hoping these didn’t end up in your spam or junk mail folder. If you are sure that I have your email address, and you didn’t receive an enmail invitation, just go to the link in this post or click on the “Catholics in Recovery” badge in the sidebar.

Join up! You can post in the forums about various topics I’ve already set up, or create your own topics. You can suggest new categories of topics if there’s something I haven’t covered. The network is still new and growing. You can establish your own page there and post stuff to it or upload photos and whatever. Your page needn’t be recovery-issue related, it’s yours. The site just offers you the opportunity to connect with other readers of Sober Catholic, as a sort of mutual support group. I’m tired of being alone in this.


you can control whatever others see. No need to give out your real name and such, the privacy settings are customizable.

Just play nice. People can be banned from the network if anyone is offensive. I mean in a mean and hurtful way.

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 Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"


  1. So, tell me about this new organization…I found my recovery in AA and am still an active member in that organization but am always eager to hook up with Catholics of a like-minded nature…I did look into starting a St Calix Society in my parish but I think it may have to wait until I retire.

  2. Hey Leslie. I’l do a followup post about it. Or you can visit the site, join up and find out yourself!!! But basically, it’s a combination of discussion forums, and photo/link/videosharing sites, sorta like a Facebook or MySpace. Ning enables you to do-it-yourself, like Blogger enables you to do a blog. “Catholics in Recovery” is just an online place for Catholics recovering from some addiction an opportunity to share their addiction in a Catholic setting and atmosphere. More later in a post.

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