How often do you pray and go to Church? Part 4

In Part 3 of this series I discussed the Breviary and the Rosary. Now… the Bible! The Bible is the Word of God. Jesus is the Word made human. The Bible is Jesus and Jesus is the Bible. The Old Testament pointed the way to Jesus, the New Testament revealed Him. To not study the …

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How often do you pray and go to Church? Part 3

Continuing on from Part 2 on living a Catholic life through prayer and the Mass: Beneath the Mass in importance is the “Liturgy of the Hours”, also known as the “Divine Office” or “Breviary.” Depending upon the version used, it is said either 2-3 times a day for non-religious (people who aren’t priests, nuns, monks, …

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How often do you pray and go to Church? Part 2

Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of this post. Today I hope to conclude this topic. I concluded yesterday’s post with this question: “Now I ask the question, or rather reframe the question in the title, ‘How do you live the life of the Church?’ The life of the Church is marked by prayer and the …

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How often do you pray and go to Church? Part 1

Quite often in the 12 Step meetings that I attended years ago some newcomer would ask the question as to how many meetings they should attend. Some old timer would ask: “Well, how often did you drink?” The newcomer responded, “Every day.” The oldster replied, “Then go to meetings every day. If you drank every …

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Discontinuing most advertising on Sober Catholic

No one has ever commented or emailed displeasure with the Google AdSense advertising that I had been running on this blog, but nevertheless I have decided to discontinue it for a variety of reasons. One: I wasn’t making any money off of it. Less than $20 in the past year. There is a correlation between …

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A weakling and a failure

In today’s prayer from Universalis there is a fitting passage from the Old Testament that reaches out and gives hope to anyone who is caught in the despair and seemingly endless futility of an addiction: Sirach 11:12-13: “Another goes his way a weakling and a failure, with little strength and great misery Yet the eyes …

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Morning start

I ran across a quote from Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement: “My strength returns to me with my morning cup of coffee and reading of the Psalms.” (Via Quotations Catholic.) This is so true. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! …

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