Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Venerable Matt Talbot included in “The Catholic Advantage”

In his latest book, The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful (2015),
Dr. William A. Donohue, President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Right (USA), states
“Not all Catholic heroes become saints, and not all whose sufferings bring solace to the afflicted achieve sainthood. There are some, however, whose spiritual journey merits them being declared Venerable, a status short of sainthood. One of the most interesting persons to achieve this level of recognition is Matt Talbot, known as the patron of alcoholics.” 
The four page section about Matt can be read (within Chapter 4: Coping with Adversity) at