Tag Archives: religion

How We Define Ourselves

Americans tend to take sides.  Over everything.  Sports.  Politics.  Race.  Ethnicity. Religion.  Food. Like baseball in New York.  You’re either a Yankee fan or a Mets fan.  And never the twain shall meet.  If a Yankee fan marries a Mets … Continue reading

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Ok Facebook Users, Here’s My Pet Peeve

I will obey most orders, if the person giving the order is a supervisor at work, my priest (who somehow makes it impossible to say no), my father when he was alive and…..that’s about it. What I flat out refuse … Continue reading

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October 13, 1917 Fátima, Portugal

In 1916, 100 years ago, 3 small shepherd children in the tiny town of Aljustrel, Portugal had the job of taking care of the sheep for their poor families.  Aljustrel, a half-mile from Fátima, was a rural community set in … Continue reading

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Billboards and Catholics

Did you know that no longer do people put billboards up with a bucket of glue, a brush and paper?  I kid you not.  I don’t know when it became an automatic thing.  Techno-billboards. At any rate,  almost every day … Continue reading

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I Can’t Get Catholicism Out Of My System

It wasn’t until I started writing that I realized how much my Catholic upbringing is part of my story.  If you had asked me a while ago, I would have replied that I was raised Catholic, but my current beliefs … Continue reading

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My Father And The Nuns

In the summer of 1963, while our family was living in Mt. Kisco, NY, my father, Harry Canavan Harvey, retired from the USAF. His last assignment was at Manhattan College, where he was Professor Of Aeronautical Science. While stationed near NYC, he earned … Continue reading

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A Story of Prayer

Religion is contentious and comforting at the same time.  But what is at the core? A belief in a higher power and the role that this higher power has in our lives, in the lives of others, the role it … Continue reading

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My Conflict With Religion

Religion used to be a definitive part of my life.  I was following the rules or I wasn’t.  I was accepting God’s love or I wasn’t.  I was respectful to people of all religions.  My religion wasn’t worse or better … Continue reading

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Awards and Thanks

I have been fortunate enough to be recognized by various bloggers for various awards recently.  I’m very good about thanking them, but very bad about responding to them.  And mostly for a horrible reason….I’m lazy.  I get halfway through all … Continue reading

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What else could go wrong…or God’s sense of humor.

I’m writing this in the heat of passion. Before common sense kicks in.  Before I can change my mind.  Here goes……my higher power has a sense of humor. You know when someone says a joke and you are the brunt … Continue reading

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