Marge Fenelon

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Would You Like to Better Understand the Psalms?

Christians have sung, chanted, and prayed Psalms for more than two thousand years – a practice of worship inherited from our Jewish ancestors in the faith. We pray them during Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, and in private meditation, for...

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The Art of Adoration

Newman House Press has published a new book that will change the way you think about Eucharistic Adoration. Likely, it will change the way you practice Adoration as well. Adoration in Spirit and Truth, written by Reverend Alain-Maria de Lassus,...

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Pray the Hail Mary in 150 Different Languages

It’s difficult to adequately review a book that you have to get your hands on to fully appreciate. That’s the case with The Ave Maria Book, published by the Commissariat of the Holy Land Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C.  Originally...

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New Book ‘Gratefulness’ by Susan Muto is a Winner

I’m a long-time fan of Susan Muto’s writings, and have quoted her more than once in my books and articles. So, I was looking forward to her new book, Gratefulness: The Habit of a Grace-filled Life (2018, Ave Maria Press, $15.95). I was not...

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Holy Week Isn’t a Holy Weak

Have you done everything you had intended to do this Lent? Did you strive heroically? Did you keep all your resolutions? Did you spiritually grow by leaps and bounds? If you did, then you can stop reading now. If you didn’t, then read on. While...

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Why the New Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, is So Remarkable

The Monday after Pentecost will be different this year, and I’m delighted. That’s because the Catholic Church will be celebrating a new memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on that day. On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Pope Francis declared that,...

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A Marian Pilgrimage to St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Shrine

She:kon Skennon ko:wa This is an old Mohawk blessing. Pronounced She:kon (Say go) Skennon ko:wa (Skennin go wah), it means Hello, Great Peace be with you! I could almost hear Saint Kateri Tekakwitha saying those words to me as I visited her...

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For Your Lenten Reading: Lift Up Your Heart

I’ve long been a fan of St. Francis de Sales. He is, after all, the patron saint of writers and journalists – a score for me on both counts. He also is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, my home diocese. Now I have a reason to...

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A Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs in Auriesville, New York

It’s one thing to read about martyrs. It’s another thing to walk the ground upon which they shed their blood. The Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs in Auriesville, New York, is my most recent stop on my Marian Pilgrimage across the United...

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What the New CARA Study Tells Us About US Catholic Women

A recently-published study by CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate) raises concern for me about the role of US Catholic women in the Church. The study, Catholic Women in the United States: Beliefs, Practices, Experiences, and...