Garry, Part 2: Alcoholics who still suffer

I just finished writing about Garry and I mentioned in there about how sobriety and serenity seemed elusive for him. This does not make him any less valuable of an individual than any other. Yes, he was arrested for DWI, one of the most irresponsible of all crimes. It does not have to happen. You …

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Garry

Yesterday a face stared right back out at me from the pages of a newspaper. It was Garry. He had been arrested for DWI after being pulled over when a cop noticed that he didn’t have a seatbelt on. (I forget how many times for DWI this makes for Garry, but it has been quite …

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Live Temperately, Justly, and Devoutly

The Second Reading at Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass at Midnight has bits of advice for life that has relevance for all, but especially for those of us who love a sober life rooted in Catholic spirituality (I italicized the parts I mean): Letter to Titus: 2:11-14: “Beloved: The grace of …

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Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics – a new ebook by ME!!

Today I released through Smashwords.com my first book, Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics To quote from my description, “The ‘Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics’ is a book that is rooted in an ancient Catholic devotion. It is intended to assist Catholics and other Christians find deeper meaning in their struggles with alcoholism, by …

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Matt Talbot Way of Recovery

The launch of the “revived Catholic-based recovery network” is on! I actually started it last night, on the Vigil of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is called the “Matt Talbot Way of Recovery.” Although Matt Talbot is widely associated with recovery from alcoholism, his way to sobriety can be applied to all …

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Revived Catholic-based recovery network possibly starting on Monday (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

There is a tentative plan for a new Catholic-based recovery network to start on Monday, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. OLG has nothing to do with addiction recovery, but I just think that it would be nice to start it on one of Mary’s holidays. I have sent emails to the people who …

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Reviving a Catholic-based recovery network

There is a slow, but somewhat promising attempt to revive the old Catholic Recovery/Recovery for Christ social networks. Slow, because we thought of it a few months ago and that is as far as we’ve gotten. So, rather than put a lot of time into developing a network, or even a discussion forum-type of site, …

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Out of touch

As the owner/operator of a niche blog I more than likely exist along the margins or back alleys of the Catholic blogosphere. Not that I don’t have any friends or contacts amongst other bloggers, ’cause I do. However, due to a variety of circumstances within and beyond my control, I just haven’t paid too much …

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Inspiring video for when things get really bad

Just watch: 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”