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Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Commonly held fallacies of the anti-Humanae Vitae Crowd.

Guess the pro-choice Democrats never counted on this

Priest shortage hits home

This says it all baby!!

A beautiful quote from Bishop Sheen

Bishop Burke makes his case.

Speaking of Catholic schools being truly Catholic...

An interesting medical development for older moms.

Is George Bush as bad as John Kerry on abortion issues? Of course not.

Book covers, first impressions and all of that.

Lonely in a house full of people.

Playing the numbers game

Contraception's connection to Gay Marriage

Baby boomer blog

Does the double standard exist?

Review of the new Michael Moore Film.

Anyone need a nice flag for the 4th of July?

President Bush's Pro-Life Record

Pregnancy Books

"Sloppy, self-indulgent and often eye-crossingly dull"

The Mighty Barrister also weighs in on the Bishops Statement

Dale Price's contribution

More on my Little Rant and St. Ignatius.

Catholics in Political Life

Chance to really participate in some Catholic Social Justice!

A little rant

The last bits of the End of Marriage in Scandinavia Article.