• The Church Up Close - Rome, here I come!

    Well, folks, I'm off to Rome. I've been accepted to The Church Up Close, a program run by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross for foreign journalists who cover the Roman Catholic Church. It will take place at the university September 8-14, 2014. Yep, we're ...

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    And so it begins… My Trip to the Holy Land May 18-28

    And so it begins... My Trip to the Holy Land May 18-28

    Twelve days, and counting...down. Soon I'll be on my way to the Holy Land with the Catholic Press Association as part of Pope Francis' visit there. Until now, the trip to Israel was somewhat out of reach, especially since we're still waiting on our official ...

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    Favorite novenas of the two new saint-popes – you’ll be surprised

    Favorite novenas of the two new saint-popes - you'll be surprised

     Over the past few weeks, I've had the great pleasure of putting together the May 11, 2014 In Focus for Our Sunday Visitor. It's on "The Power of Novenas," and I'm proud to say ūthat some of this blog's subscribers agreed to interview with me ...

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    St. John Paul II and looking into the eyes of a saint

      Yesterday's canonization of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II took me back ten years to September 9, 2004 when I stood in a private audience with then-Pope John Paul II. It wasn't just me, of course. I was with 4,000 other pilgrims who had ...

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    Brown packing paper and crayons

    What do you do with your brown packing paper? You know, the stuff that's crumpled and wound around the items in the packages you ordered online? Here, at Walking by Heaven's Light, is what I do with mine:   http://walkingbyheavenslight.com/brown-packing-paper-and-crayons/

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    The Little Consecration

    The Little Consecration

    Barbara McGuigan and I had a marvelous discussion today about our Blessed Mother on EWTN Radio's "The Good Fight." Thank you to all of you for listening, and thanks to those who called in with your wonderful insights, comments, and questions! I'm posting this in response ...

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Marge Fenelon
Author, columnist, speaker

Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, author, columnist, and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites and is a regular guest on Catholic radio. She’s written several books about Marian devotion and Catholic family life and has touched the hearts of audiences in a variety of venues. Her latest book is Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom (Ave Maria Press, 2013) 

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Are you a convert, re-vert, or an un-vert?

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Conversion and reversion stories can amaze and inspire us. But, what about the stories of cradle Catholics? The un-verts?

Read more in my column at Aleteia: Not a Convert, Not a Re-vert, I’m an Un-vert

 

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Sensus fidei is not affirmation that women should be ordained priests

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A recent document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith explains what sensus fidei is and how it should be applied. And it’s certainly not an affirmation that women should be ordained priests.

Here’s my article for Aleteia on the subject.

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Are you seeking the Truth? You’ll find it here.

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I’m delighted to share this with you: Beginning today, I’ll be writing a weekly column for the award winning Aleteia! What’s Aleteia? It’s a quickly growing, international Catholic portal that brings pertinent news, intriguing features, balanced analysis, and edifying columns to readers all over the world. I’ll be writing for Aleteia’s English division. …more

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“Rude” dad issues response to young man who wants to marry his daughter

What would you do if some guy you’d never met woke you from your sleep to ask permission to marry your daughter? The young man asking to marry Benji Cowart’s daughter called Cowart’s response rude. You decide. Enjoy!

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The Church Up Close video – Second Part

Here’s the second part of the YouTube video on The Church Up Close. Even if you never have anything to do with the seminar itself. the content of this video offers some interesting tidbits about this wonderful Church of ours. Enjoy!

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This amazing Church of ours

This morning, I ran across this video about The Church Up Close. It was posted July 7, 2014 and features Fr. John Wauck, Professor in the School of Church Communcations at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Fr. Wauck does an excellent job of explaining exactly what The Church Up Close is, what it involves, and why it’s so important, not only for the journalists who attend, but also for all of their readers.  It’s a bit long, but well worth the view.

This is the first part; I’ll post the second part as soon as it’s available. Enjoy!

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The Church Up Close – Rome, here I come!

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Well, folks, I’m off to Rome.

I’ve been accepted to The Church Up Close, a program run by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross for foreign journalists who cover the Roman Catholic Church. It will take place at the university September 8-14, 2014. Yep, we’re talking Vatican here.

The theme of this intense, week-long seminar is “Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis,” and I’ll be studying with journalists from around the world, learning from highly …more

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The irresistable Ms. Daisy

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Ms. Daisy is becoming pretty popular these days. That’s partly my fault, since I love to post on my social media about the adventures of our lhasa apso-poodle mix. She’s just…fun. Her playfulness is contagious and her affectionate nature is capable of melting the hearts of even the most hardened dog haters.

She’s also sweet, in the opinion of her “fans.” Of course, I think she’s sweet, but I’m biased. Personal feelings aside, I do find it intriguing that people can pick up on her sweetness even in a pic posted online.  Is it her eyes? The way she holds herself? Regardless, folks are …more

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Three lines from the Declaration of Independence to ponder this Fourth of July

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As youth, many of us were required to memorize – or at least study – the Declaration of Independence. Although we might not be able to quote it now, we’re probably able to spot it if we hear it read or recited by someone else. At least I hope so.

The Declaration of Independence is more than a long-ago proclamation of separation from Great Britain, it’s a legacy, left for …more

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Jim Caviezel’s foundation is his Catholic Faith

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Producer David Zelon (right) and Actor Jim Caviezel at a private CMC screening of When the Game Stands Tall

I’ve been learning so much here at the Catholic Media Conference here in Charlotte, North Carolina! Today I learned that actor Jim Caviezel (think Passion of the Christ) is a truly humble man.

At least that’s the impression I and some of my colleagues got when we met him during a private screening of his new film, “When the Game Stands Tall.” The movie is about a high school football coach leading his team on a 151-game winning streak that took place over 12 years.

I can’t tell you about the film right now because …more

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