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Archbishop Joseph Tobin reflects on why Guest House is by far the best addiction treatment for clergy and men and women religious.

In this video a Catholic Priest with extensive Behavioral Health professional training talks about his very first drink as a young man, his early alcohol use, alcohol abuse and progression into full blown alcoholism.

Sr. Jean reflects on her Catholic upbringing and how religion was the dominant factor in her life.

Father Joseph, a Canadian Priest in recovery, helps others to recover and stay sober.

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Our Mission is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness.

 

Guest House has been fulfilling this mission since 1956. Since that time Guest House has treated more than 8,000 Catholic priests, deacons, seminarians and men & women religious.

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Guest House congratulates Archbishop Joseph Tobin on being named a cardinal by Pope Francis

gh_mass_119LAKE ORION, Michigan – Guest House congratulates Archbishop Joseph Tobin on being named a cardinal by Pope Francis this past Sunday.   The Archbishop of Indianapolis, Tobin and the 17 other appointees will be elevated to cardinals in a special ceremony at the Vatican November 19.

In May 2016, Archbishop Tobin celebrated Mass on the Guest House campus in Lake Orion to mark the 60th Anniversary of the treatment center’s founding.  A 1988 graduate of the Guest House program, Archbishop Tobin has been a keynote speaker at the Guest House Summer Leadership Conference several times and a speaker at the annual Bishop’s dinners in Rochester, Minnesota, and Detroit, Michigan. “He has been a great friend and supporter of Guest House over the years,” noted Guest House CEO, Robert Koval.  “We are also happy to announce that the Doris J. & Donald L. Duchene Sr. Foundation has endowed a $25,000 fund for the treatment of Guest House clients in Archbishop Tobin’s honor.”

During a telephone interview with the National Catholic Reporter, Archbishop Tobin said that mercy is “an essential revelation of the gh_mass_091true nature of God.”  He spoke of mercy in the context of his own personal experience as a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for 29 years.

According to the Global Sisters Report, Archbishop Tobin has a positive relationship with U.S. sisters stemming from his efforts to promote dialogue and resolve tensions between the Vatican and U.S. nuns who were subject of two separate Holy See investigations during the time Tobin was the Vatican’s Secretary to the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life. He also has close ties to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe, Michigan.  He had aunts and cousins who were members of the congregation; and, as a child, he was taught by the sisters at Holy Redeemer Elementary School in Detroit.  In 1978, he returned to Holy Redeemer parish where he served on the pastoral staff for two decades.

About Guest House: The mission of Guest House is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that Catholic clergy, religious and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness.  Guest House is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

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Guest House, Inc.
Lisa Drummond
248-393-8967
LDrummond@GuestHouse.org

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Guest House Participates in #GivingTuesday

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After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday –#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. This year, Guest House is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Guest House is a 501 C3 non-profit and our mission is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness.

Because of our donors, Guest House has never had to turn someone away for financial reasons.  In 2015 we gave away more than $1,000,000 of uncompensated care.  Your gift of $25, $50 or more will directly impact treatment and help return a priest, sister or religious person to active ministry.  The vast majority of our clients return to their ministries, as teachers and professors, as hospital and health services employees, in hospices and in other helping organizations or services, such as jails, shelters, recovery residences, rehabilitation centers and “soup kitchens.”

We encourage you to join the movement and  visit us at  www.guesthouse.org/donate/ to learn more about how you can make a difference at Guest House.

Many Blessings,

Erika Walker

Vice President of Development

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