Marge Fenelon

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We Are People of the Resurrection. Why Worry?

My social media feeds are filled with woeful statuses and comments about the possibility of a nuclear war involving North Korea and the United States. Looks like Russia and China are dangling their fingers in the situation as well. That’s a very...

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The Daughters of Jerusalem Are My Real Heroes

While having brunch with friends, the conversation turned to parenting, grown children and the agony parents feels when their adult children disengage from the Church. My friend expressed admiration for a father of eight grown children, all of...

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Mother Angelica on Suffering and Burnout

It was difficult for me to imagine a book by Mother Angelica on suffering and burnout. That’s not because she didn’t work hard – she most certainly did. It’s because she was always so filled with energy and vitality that I couldn’t imagine her...

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St. Patrick is Still ‘Saint’ Patrick

The City of Milwaukee had its St. Patrick’s Day parade last weekend. I couldn’t make it downtown to see it in person, but I did catch some of the newscast reporting on it that night. Looks like it was quite a show. Lots of fun and lots of crazy...

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Behold the Lamb! Six Passages for Your Adoration Meditation

One of the things I’m trying to do more of this Lent is Eucharistic Adoration. More correctly, I should say it’s one of the things I’m trying more to take advantage of this Lent. Really, it’s a privilege to be able to adore our Lord in his Real...

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A Joyful Heart is More Easily Made Perfect Than a Downcast One

Earlier this week, I wrote about what I believe to be an unfortunate trend: frowning. It started with a woman sitting on the plane next to me who, instead of returning my chipper greeting, frowned, gazed down at her tablet, and ignored me for...

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Turn Your Frown the Other Way Around

As I took my seat, I smiled at the woman next to me and said, “Good morning!” Without looking up from her tablet, she scowled. Okay, it was a frown. But, it was a big, unhappy frown. Oh, boy. This is going to be a very long flight, I thought to...

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Why Memory Work is So Very Important

I haven’t posted much lately on the Register blog, and I regret that. I love writing for the Register and I love reaching out to my readers. They – and you – aren’t the problem. The problem is me. I’ve been in a slump. Not really a writing...

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3 Things You Might Not Know About St. Valentine

I’m completely in favor of Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a wonderful way to remind folks to share the love but letting those they care about know that they love them. But I lament the way the “St.” was dropped from the title. Valentine’s Day...

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What the Presentation Teaches About Poverty, Chastity and Obedience

Our Christmas decorations are still up – at least most of them – because for us, the Christmas season extends until February 2. That’s the day the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Keeping the Christmas decorations up...