Prayer Book for those Affected by Addiction

The Venerable Matt Talbot Resource Center recently posted a reminder as to the availability of a A Free Pocket Prayer Book. It is an initiative of the Irish Bishops. For the background, please see: Address by Bishop Noel Treanor. I got mine! The link for the download is in the VMTRC post. Get yours! Know someone, …

Continue reading ‘ Prayer Book for those Affected by Addiction’ »

REVIEW of “Praying for Those with Addictions” by Anne Costa

Speaker, author and spiritual coach Anne Costa has written a new book and it’s for people who are affected by others’ addictions. “Praying for Those with Addictions: A Mission of Love, Mercy and Hope” offers a Catholic spiritual approach that would be an excellent aid for those coping with a family member or other loved …

Continue reading ‘REVIEW of “Praying for Those with Addictions” by Anne Costa’ »

Mother Angelica of EWTN dies, Easter Sunday 2016

Mother Angelica, the Poor Clare nun who founded EWTN, died today. She was 92. (Image via EWTN Facebook Page) Mother Angelica was, to say the least, a significant factor in my reversion to the Catholic Church in 2002. It was a process that stretched over several years, but ultimately came to fruition when I was …

Continue reading ‘Mother Angelica of EWTN dies, Easter Sunday 2016’ »

Lent is continuing…

I just wrote something that will appear on March 9th, and in doing so noticed it has been nearly a month since my last post (Ash Wednesday). This isn’t an apology for not posting, (I don’t do that anymore.) but Lent has been typically a month when I post more often than not. On the …

Continue reading ‘Lent is continuing…’ »

Catholic New Evangelization Guide: Share your Faith with the World

Miriam Westen, editor of Catholic News World has recently published a new book entitled: Catholic New Evangelization Guide: Share your Faith with the World. The reason I’m mentioning this is that I have a chapter in it! Chapter 8 in by yours truly and it is about “Using the New Evangelization to Reach Out to …

Continue reading ‘Catholic New Evangelization Guide: Share your Faith with the World’ »

St. Faustina and Divine Mercy

October 5th is the Feast of St. Faustina Kowalska. She is the “Apostle of Divine Mercy” and for several years prior to her death in 1938 had received interior locutions from Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Lord commanded her to write her experiences. The resulting book, “Divine Mercy in My Soul” is a …

Continue reading ‘St. Faustina and Divine Mercy’ »

Daily Adoration

In the post Abiding in Jesus, I mentioned the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist. The Gospel reading that inspired the post gives me a good excuse to relate something that I’ve been doing since July 1st. Every day I stop off at my local parish and spend time with Jesus in the …

Continue reading ‘Daily Adoration’ »

Sober Catholic’s Facebook Page… (and a reminder about my books!)

Facebook seems to have done something with their Search algorithms or otherwise how they distribute Pages as for the past week or so I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of “Likes” for Sober Catholic on Facebook. “Huge” is of course relative. Anyway, I would like to extend a friendly welcome to all the …

Continue reading ‘Sober Catholic’s Facebook Page… (and a reminder about my books!)’ »

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are online!

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are online! You can find them here: Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius These are important for a host or reasons, one of which is that it has been said that the Twelve Steps are very similar to them in nature. Having them online is useful for those …

Continue reading ‘Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are online!’ »

St. John the Baptist and Recovery

I’ve just read a book on St. John the Baptist: (John the Baptist: Prophet and Disciple) and now is an appropriate time to have done that since it’s Advent. As John is the Precursor of Christ, foretelling of His first Coming, this book helped me to better prepare for Christmas. One thing about my reading …

Continue reading ‘St. John the Baptist and Recovery’ »