Blessed Margaret of Castello Family Help Center, Inc.

The Hook and I


The Hook and I written by David Cannane as an apostolate for the Blessed Margaret Center to help those suffering from sinful addictions is available for $22.oo plus s & h from AuthorHouse Publishing.  
We've added the Table of Contents of The Hook and I to give you a better understanding of the book's contents and to give everyone a bird's-eye view of the topics discussed in the Catholic 12-Steps so that you can get a realistic understanding of what the program offers and how it might be personally fruitful for you.  If so, then we hope that you would explore the headings that are linked; reading those that appeal to you. Then, I suggest that if you are suffering from a sinful addiction, what we call a "hook", you will want to purchase The Hook and I for your own use and begin to work the program yourself. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, comments, feedback, or if you have a group that would like to arrange for us to travel to your location to give a talk on the program.Type your paragraph here.


Table of Contents:

  • Introduction vii
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Addictions 1
  • St. Augustine 19
  • Why It Must Be Catholic  24
  • Our Strategy  32
  • Before We Get Started...  45
  • Overview of the Catholic 12-Steps: The House by the Sea  57
  • The Soul and Original Harmony  73
  • Step 0: An Act of the Will to Succeed  86
  • Step 1: An Act of Humility  103
  • Step 2: An Act of Hope  114
  • Step 3: Know Thyself  124
  • Step 4: Confession 138
  • Step 5: Penance and Making Amends  148
  • Step 6: I Will Attend Mass  158
  • Step 7: Attend the Sacraments Regularly  177
  • Step 11A: Prayer  191
  • Step 12A: Peform the Work of Mercy, Part I  220
  • Step 8: Near Occasions of Sin  227
  • Step 9: Mortification and Penance  244
  • The Counterattack  267
  • Step 10: Strengthening the Intellect 273
  • Step 11B: Meditation  293
  • Step 12B: Perform the Works of Mercy, Part II  320
  • Closing Remarks  332
  • Appendix 335
  • EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE  337
  • NECESSARY PRAYERS  353
  • Praying the Rosary  354
  • Nothingness Itself Prayer  353
  • NOVENA PRAYER TO BLESSED MARGARET OF CASTELLO  358
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND THE CATHOLIC 12-STEPS  359
  • WHY BLESSED MARGARET OF CASTELLO?  383
  • VENERABLE ANTONIO DE JESUS: "LA MISMA NADA"


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