The Hitchhiker

Ever need evidence that the Holy Spirit guides people into life-changing (and sometimes saving) happenings? Bro Jer, one of my best friends, recorded and posted an audiofile about such a “God-incidence” to his blog Bro Jer’s Blog in a post entitled The Hitchhiker. He tells of a situation in which he felt strongly prompted by …

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Pentecost Prayers

Today is Pentecost Sunday. The Church was born today, around 2,000 years ago when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and Mary. Here are some prayers I received in an email sent to me: Pentecost Prayer Spirit of Christ, stir me; Spirit of Christ, move me; Spirit of Christ, fill me; Spirit of Christ, …

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Saint Rita of Cascia

Today is May 22nd and that means that it is my 8th anniversary of becoming (and remaining) sober. It is also the Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia, information on her life can be found here: Saint Rita of Cascia (Via SQPN.) She is the Patroness of impossible, lost and forgotten causes. That is …

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New gadget added for socializing, sharing and chatting

I have just installed a fun new tool to this blog, the “Wibiya Web Toolbar.” It is an interactive toolbar draped across the bottom if this blog. Right now I have customized it with only a few features, but will add more once I explore the Wibiya site. Right now, the basics are included. There …

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More on Mercy

In a previous post on Mercy I wrote about the devotion known as Divine Mercy. Although I had written about it before (see the “Divine Mercy” labels in the right-hand sidebar) it serves as a sort of formal introduction to a definitive theme for this blog. This post relates my personal introduction to Divine Mercy, …

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Mercy

One of the things I had not gotten around to during Lent was blog about Divine Mercy. I had intended to write about that around Good Friday to the week past Easter, but didn’t. To do so then would have been very appropriate, as that time is a wonderful example of God’s Mercy towards us. …

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Cannonball Awards results

I lost in each category I was nominated in, not bad considering I didn’t campaign! The Crescat…: drumroll please… Congrats to the winners. Now, I must resume blogging. 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” …

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2010 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards

Voting is open for the 2010 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards. Sean, over at Catholic Roundup put together this YouTube video: (Via Ductapeguy.) Sober Catholic has been nominated for the following categories: Best Under Appreciated; Best Spiritual Treat; Blog That Needs to be Updated More Often. (I’m gunning for the latter!!) Much thanks to Speramus, over …

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Good News on the Future of the Catholic Recovery Social Network!

For all those who have been awaiting information regarding the future of Catholic Recovery: It appears that we will survive on into the future! Ning has announced new pricing plans in the aftermath of their decision to phase out all free networks. Upon preliminary review, it appears to be affordable. There may be some changes …

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All things work for good for those who love God

A nice Facebook friend pointed out this passage from Sacred Scripture a few weeks ago when I was stressing out over Ning’s decision to phase out free social networks : Romans 8:28: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Via USCCB.) If …

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