Feb 02, 2023

Paul Sofranko

  • Writer, blogger; content specialist
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Freelancers Entry Level Internet/Social Media Nonprofit Other Professional Services Publishing / Journalism

Personal Summary

I am a writer and blogger currently focusing on addiction. I am the author of two Catholic devotional booklets for people in recovery. My primary creative desire, apart from continuing the devotionals, is to write Catholic-themed spiritual fiction. I hope to explore those areas at the intersections of Faith and Reason; contemporary drama with side trips though the preternatural with rest stops in the boundaries of the afterlife. I am one of those who think there is another reality just out of the corner of your eye; you turn to look, it disappears. I try and focus on my characters as I have found that by creating interesting people I can actually sustain the writing effort. My characters need a life, and the novels they will be in help them to discover such a one as they work out their situations and each other.

So, I suppose that Catholicism, addiction recovery, reading, writing, death and the fuzzy gray areas along the borders of life are interests. Oh, I also like cats and Mac computers.

Work Experience

Jan 2007 - Feb 2023 Sober Catholic

Personal blog on how to utilize the Catholic Faith and spirituality in maintaining sobriety. Posts focus on prayer, conversion, Scripture and Catholic teachings, and general recovery topics.


Aug 2012 - Paul Sofranko Space

Personal blog focusing on writing and general miscellaneous meanderings.


Political Science/International Studies
Utica College of Syracuse University



September 2020: "The Glories of Sobriety." Article for Liguorian Magazine.

Article solicited by editor to illustrate the connection between faith and sobriety.:

April 2015: “Using the ‘new evangelization’ to reach out to those trapped in sin;” chapter 8 of catholic new evangelization guide: share your faith with the world, by miriam westen, editor. contribution solicited by editor for a self-published manual on spreading the gospel in the modern era.

April 2012 “The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts;” through Amazon Kindle and Smashwords, Inc.; self-published devotional booklet that combined the traditional Rosary prayers with reflections and meditations.

February 2012 and December 2011 “Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics;” through Amazon Kindle and Smashwords, Inc.;self-published devotional booklet that combined the traditional Way of the Cross with reflections and meditations.