Rescue me and set me free

Two readings from today’s Liturgy of the Hours (click on the “Universalis” banner at the top of the page) make excellent prayers for people still hunted by their addictions. Psalm 141:8-9: “My eyes are upon you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not strip me of life. Guard me from the …

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Departures from our lives

Today, June 26th, is the fifth anniversary of my mother-in-law’s death. I never knew her as I met my wife in 2007, but through my wife she has had some impact on me. I would have loved her greatly. A number of posts on this blog indicates that I think of death quite a lot. …

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Be-attitudes

The Gospel Reading from the Mass for today (Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time) is the “Sermon on the Mount”, or the beatitudes. Matthew 5:1-12: “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: ‘Blessed are …

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The roots of disturbance

Earlier this week there appeared in the Office of Readings portion of the Liturgy of the Hours an excerpt from the teachings of St. Dorotheus, abbot. (Via Idaho Lay Dominicans.) Every year when I read this I am struck by how useful and relevant to alcoholics and addicts this saints writing are. Disturbance over something …

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"What to do kit for addictions"

John W. Garcia, a member of Catholics in Recovery offers this video on basic Catholic tools to aid in your recovery from addictions. It does answer one common objection that comes up when people state that you cannot rely solely on religion, and that you need the support of a group, the “slogans” and other …

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Living Gracefully

There is a new website on “daily inspiration for Catholic living” at: Living Gracefully . A nice site for living a good Catholic life and growing closer to God by inviting His graces into it. Check it out! Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my …

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Living in the "now" and letting go

There is another excellent article from Spirit Daily ,this time on “getting past” the mistakes of your life. Read and ponder! (Via Spirit Daily.) 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 …

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