Father Peter Scott writes, “It is certainly true that the religious content of the 12-step A.A. meetings is abominably liberal and indifferentist, and that it will always shock and disturb a traditional Catholic with strong convictions. However, it cannot be denied that these meetings truly do work, and that they really do help alcoholics to acknowledge, confront, and come to terms with their personalities and drinking problems. It is the only easy, common way which truly does work.”
Serendipity led me to create this Catholic Alcoholic blog. Who knows? Maybe it will help somebody else. I’ll import most of my posts from my other blog and give this a go with some background already in place.
This pretty much sums me up. Catholic—and everything that means in the full sense of the faith and word–and Alcoholic. Some people might think putting these two words together is redundant. I see their point. So many people in my meetings “used to be” Catholic. It was important to me I seek out the ones who still love and practice our faith. These people made it possible for me to feel comfortable in their fellowship. Working the Steps and attending a lot of meetings have made me a better Catholic. And for that I will always be grateful!
Experiencing God’s grace through the Sacraments and life of the Church and through my enthusiastic participation in a 12 Step fellowship, I’ll explore here my mind meanderings as it relates to both. I have no idea what I want to write here right now. I’m so tired I’m just going to take a quick nap before the boys get home from school.
(3rd Step Prayer) Dear God, I offer myself to Thee–to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory of them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always.
And when I struggle with caring what other people think, I can read this from My Daily Bread.
- Shinbone of “Mary Magdalene” toured the US (ivarfjeld.wordpress.com)
- The Battered Catholic Faith (recisdempayos.wordpress.com)