Marge Fenelon

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Carrying the Sins of Others this Lent

I think most of us have our hands fully carrying our own sins. I know I do. By carrying our sins, I mean feeling their weigh, understanding the impact our actions have had on others, making amends and doing penance. It’s true that we all must...

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How I Fell for the Out-of-Gas Scam — Or Not

It’s happened more time than I can count. I’m heading to my car in the grocery or discount store parking lot and some guy carrying a gas can approaches me with a story about having run out of gas. He has no money and wonders if I can spare some...

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Can We Love Our Pets?

It really irks my husband when I tell our Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix that I love her. Regarding creatures of the earth, he believes that we can’t love animals, but only human beings. I beg to differ, with some qualification. We’ve had Ms. Daisy for...

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Rejoice with Mary this Advent

I used to journal – ages ago. Sadly, my professional writing took the upper hand, leaving little time and energy for me to write solely for myself. A new book from Ascension Press may change that. Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary (Ascension...

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Why You Should Love Your Guardian Angel (And Not Name Him)

I remember learning about guardian angels as a child, and being completely freaked out by it. In my spiritual immaturity, the idea of a being that I could not see following me around wherever I went was unsettling. As I grew and matured, of...

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When Bad Men Happen to Good People

It’s been quite some time since the clergy abuse scandal broke. And re-broke. And re-broke. I haven’t said a whole lot – very little, in fact – because, quite frankly, I’ve been stopped in my tracks as a Catholic writer. I just don’t know what...

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Better than Good Enough

Colleen Duggan is one of those authors who you wish you could meet in person after having read their book. I’m blessed to have met Colleen in person this past summer at the Catholic Writers Guild Conference and can witness to the fact that she’s...

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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...