Posts Tagged ‘alcoholism’

Matt Talbot: a drunk on the path to sainthood Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Matt Talbot was a drunk. His father was a drunk. Nearly every one of his brothers was a drunk. He was uneducated and unskilled, and he died in obscurity. And someday soon, God willing, Venerable Matt Talbot will be a saint. Talbot (1856-1925) was the second of 12 children born to a working class Dublin Read more

My brother, the alcoholic, who lived and died in hope Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

I was visiting friends when I got the call to go to the hospital. I’d been expecting it for the last few years. I ran to find the ward on which my brother was lying in a bed on a ventilator. “Am I too late?” I asked. “No, Steve’s still with us,” somebody told me. Read more