From the May 2017 magazine.

Priest with a secret

After a few months sober, he knew it was time to tell the group how different he was. Would they let him stay?

It was January 2005 and I had just returned from an alcohol rehab facility for priests in Rochester, Minnesota. I had spent the three months there working through the issues surrounding my alcohol addiction. All those being discharged were encouraged to find AA meetings in their areas to begin this “new life” of recovery.

So I went online and located the page for the AA Intergroup for Miami-Dade, where I was living at the time. There were plenty of meetings in area but I was seeking a special kind of meeting, the ones with the “G” next to the meeting description, for gay. I located the meeting schedule for a place called Lambda/Dade, which was not far from the university where I was living and working.

-- Warren H.

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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