How can I repay the LORD for all the great good done for me?

The Responsorial Psalm for Holy Thursday’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper holds a wonderful prayer that can be used for an attitude of gratitude: Psalm 116: 12-13; 15-17 How can I repay the LORD for all the great good done for me? I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of …

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The Seven Penitential Psalms and the Songs of the Suffering Servant

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has an excellent resource on their website for the final day of Lent, as well as for Good Friday meditations. The Seven Penitential Psalms and the Songs of the Suffering Servant are taken from their New American Bible translation. I frequently use these in preparation for when I …

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“Buy the Book: Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics” book review on Catholic Alcoholic

Number 9 over at Catholic Alcoholic has reviewed The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics, and she likes it! You can read her review over here: Buy the Book: Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics (Via Catholic Alcoholic.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my …

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Online Video Conference Recovery Meetings

Over at the Matt Talbot Way of Recovery Yahoo email discussion Group, I had floated the idea of having online video conference recovery meetings. There seems to be some interest, and if any readers are also interested, kindly sign up as a member of the Matt Talbot Way of Recovery. Instructions on how to do …

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St. Joseph

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Patron and Protector of the Universal Church. In his role as husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, he is an excellent role model for us alcoholics. While not directly related to alcoholism and addiction, many of us grew up …

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Parish WebStore

I have added a new service to Sober Catholic, and that is adding affiliate links from the Parish Webstore to the sidebars. You can see them as you scroll down along each side, the nice blue on white logo. I have replaced my old Amazon affiliate links with these. I have done this for several …

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Matt Talbot Facebook Page

For those of you on Facebook, someone has created a Matt Talbot Facebook Page, about life of Venerable Matt Talbot. Go and “Like” it! 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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Pope Francis washes, kisses feet of drug addict

I haven’t blogged yet regarding our new Holy Father, Pope Francis. Mainly because I want to get a perspective and a feel for him. So far, I really, really like what I see and I do believe that the Church is in good hands with our new Papa. I saw a picture this morning while …

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Hour of Mercy Blogger

In the latest in my never ending and so far futile attempts to blog daily (or at least 3-4 times a week) I’ve decided to become an “Hour of Mercy Blogger.” That is not a formal designation for any group of Catholic bloggers out there, at least not as far as I know, so maybe …

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Living Sober through the Psalms

Regina, a/k/a Number 9, over at Catholic Alcoholic has ANOTHER blog that she posts to EVERY DAY! Living Sober through the Psalms is the name and daily blogging through the Psalms is its game! I previously recommended her primary blog in this post. If that isn’t enough, she is also on Twitter as drunkcatholic. So, …

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