Marge Fenelon

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Feeling Down? Let the Holy Family Adopt You

There was a period of time after my dad died that I felt lonely and alone, especially during the holidays. Dad passed away when I was 15, my siblings were grown and out of the house and I was left at home with my mom. Those were tough years and...

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The O! Antiphons and the O! in Our Hearts

The Second Part of Advent is upon us. That’s not a casual phrase I’m using to describe the coming of Christmas. It’s a long-standing custom of the Catholic Church that’s been part of our liturgical season of Advent since at least the eighth...

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How to Explain the Immaculate Conception to a Skeptic

For many, the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is the hardest to believe of all the Church’s teachings. The idea of Mary having been completely sinless can be hard to believe and even misinterpreted. That’s why knowing how to explain it to...

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Why Thanksgiving Should Be About More Than Food

This Thanksgiving, families will gather around the table to share a banquet of foods traditional to the holiday – roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, pumpkin pie and more. We do this in imitation and commemoration of the...

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The Power of the War Room

Most of us are bothered, at least from time to time, by the tricks, temptations, deceptions and interference of Satan and his demons, especially when we’re trying to do good for God. He seems ever determined to derail us from drawing closer to...

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The Dual Meaning of Light

I had a ton of work piled on my desk and a handful of writing deadlines looming. Unfortunately, my lax creativity didn’t give a hoot about what needed to get done — I was void of even so much as an inkling. I decided to coax my creativity by...

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All Saints Day: We Are All Called to Canonizable Saints

Blame Diocletian. Or thank him, depending on how you look at it. It had been the Early Church’s custom to solemnly honor each martyr on the anniversary and at the place of death. Diocletian’s Great Persecution (303-311), during which he ordered...

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Is It Bad to Complain?

Complaining can be annoying, to ourselves, and especially to others who must listen to our complaints. It can weigh us down and create an aura of negativity around us. Nobody wants to be around a complainer, and sometimes complainers don’t much...

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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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Pray to be Less Like Herod and More Like John the Baptist

The martyrdom of St. John the Baptist — observed annually in the Catholic Church on August 29 — plays out like an episode from a modern day action-adventure series. Jealousy. Lust. Greed. Murder. The difference is, it's for real. Herod Antipas,...