MT writes: “Every time I go to a AA meeting I hear another fallen-away Catholic say how they suffered and hate the Church now. If I share my good experience of real Catholic faith, they make sure they shoot it down .I pray in reparation for these bigoted actions but I’m tired of it. I go to gain strength and I go out feeling alone and ridiculed. If I dare challenge what they say, all of the people in the room say ‘why are you being so sensitive we’re only joking around’. I don’t know what to do.”
I received this post from a reader who quit Alcoholics Anonymous because he got so tired of all the Church-bashing at the meetings. But I’ll let him tell you for himself . . .
The following is a beautiful witness from one of our regular blog readers:
LS writes: “My friend receives a daily meditation from ‘Today’s Gift at Hazelden’. She is a member of Al Anon and I suppose her group suggested the readings. She sent me one of her meditations that particularly touched her. I thought it sounded very New Age. The piece was written by Maxwell Maltz. Is this websight considered to be New Age?”