Happy Bloggaversary to SoberCatholic

“Happy Bloggaversary to me…”
“Happy Bloggaversary to me…”
“Happy Bloggaversary to me…”
“Happy Bloggaversary to me…”


Six years ago today, I started Sober Catholic. It was on Blogger wayback then, and in the Summer of 2010 I moved it to its own servers, thanks to Jerry Kohlbrand, the “hillbilly” (and one of my bestest buddies).

I started it because I couldn’t find anything like it back then. I needed something Catholic and interactive that dealt with alcoholism. There was nothing, and as far as I know, still nothing except for this.

Many times I feel like this is pointless, but I trudge on anyway despite common sense. If you appreciate this effort,a few words of encouragement and/or a PayPal contribution would be nice! 😉

Prayers ALWAYS accepted. 🙂

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. I know the feeling. Today is my belly button birthday. Without my 5-5-2002 birthday I would surely not be here to thumb a note on a computer I carry in my phone. It is a day of greatfull appreciation of the love of God and His willingness to accept me always, his love.

  2. Years ago, I was a secretary for an AA intergroup and there was a controversy over stocking Hazelden literature. I thought the stuff I had read was good but the group decided to stick with “conference approved” titles only. I sobered up in 1982 and did my 5th step the same year with a Catholic priest because that was what my sponsor did. I was baptized in the Catholic Church 25 years later (after 2 years as a catechumen). I’m still a regular at Monday night and now I’m also hit and miss on Sundays. I think if we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit it will all work out well, individually and collectively, one day at a time.
    I have added a link to hazelden. (it was in the course of the above mentioned “controversy” that I learned they had a “Catholic bent” (your anniversary reminded me of these things. I think I will see if I can find a little red book. I must have given my last one away)

    • I like Hazelden. I have a few of their books, including the “Little Red Book.” I actually don’t have a problem with AA groups sticking to conference-approved literature. That is AA’s preference. Besides, it gives me something to bring up whenever some yahoo bashes the Catholic Church over requiring members to do this of that to remain in good standing.

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