Marge Fenelon

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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...

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A Manual for Marian Devotion

There is so much to be said – and to know – about the Blessed Virgin Mary that it would be near impossible to put it all in one book. Yet, Manual for Marian Devotion ($29.95 Tan Books, 2016) by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the...

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Are You Childlike or Childish?

One of my sons has told me repeatedly that I’m a five-year-old in a middle-ager’s body. I take that as a compliment. Why? Because I know he’s referring to my playfulness and, admittedly, ridiculous sense of humor. But what gives me that...

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Don't Be Duped by the Women's March on Washington

Catholic women, please don’t be duped. On the surface, the Women’s March on Washington (January 21, 2017) can appear to be a grass roots initiative to foster unity amid diversity. The organization’s mission and vision states: We stand...