Marge Fenelon

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Fatima Going Forward: The Next 100 Years

Hard to believe. We’re already at the end of the Year of Fatima – the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Between May 13 and Oct. 13, 2017, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to...

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Fightin’ Words? Let Our Lady of the Rosary Fight the Battle for You

Lately, I’ve had a crazy image in my head of the old Looney Tunes character, Yosemite Sam. Whenever someone said something that challenged him or rubbed him the wrong way, he’d scowl, draw his guns, and growl, “Them’s fightin’ words!” If the...

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3 Things We Can Learn from the Little Flower

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is undoubtedly one of the Church’s most cherished saints. All of the saints are precious to us, but there are things about the Little Flower that makes her personable, relatable, and understandable. One could write volumes...

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When “Take a Knee” Meant Adoring our Lord

It's a big deal now.  Ever since San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kapaernick refused to stand during the United States national anthem last year, more and more NFL players have joined the bandwagon. Kapaernick sat, but the new “thing” is to...

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St. Matthew: From Publican to Apostle

I love the stories of how Jesus called his Apostles. When I read them in Scripture or hear them in the readings at Mass, I’m drawn into the anticipation and excitement of the scenes. It takes me back to my grade-school days, when we’d play...

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What Are the Seven Sorrows of Mary?

We tend to think of Mary as the Sorrowful Mother during Lent. We know from Scripture that she was there, standing at the foot of the Cross with the Apostle John. She’s mentioned twice when we pray the Stations of the Cross – in the Fourth...

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Obedient to Death: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

There is a line in the Mass readings for September 14 that grabs my heart every time I read it or hear it proclaimed: …he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Phil 2:8) September 14 is the day that the Catholic...

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Happy Birthday, Dear Mother Mary!

I only recently was introduced to the “gender reveal” custom, even though it’s a trend that’s been around for a few years already. With the new ultrasound technology, medical professionals can ascertain whether a child in the womb is a boy or...

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Once in a Thousand Years: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on All of Us

Even before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, weather forecasters and federal agencies knew it was going to be a bad one. Slamming into the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, it ravaged coastal areas of the Lone Star State and...

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The Assumption of Mary is So Beautiful, I’m Gonna Die!

I’m smitten by the 2010 Illumination Entertainment film, “Despicable Me,” as well as its 2013 sequel, “Despicable Me 2.”  In the (Gasp! Horrifying!) chance, you’ve not seen either film, the basic premise is that mastermind criminal, Gru, adopts...