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…

My Daily Domestic Clips 10/23/2010 (a.m.)

  • The forced abortion on a 36-year-old Chinese woman this month in her 8th month of pregnancy is horrifying. But by looking at the authorities in the Obama administration, having the same thing happening in the United States may not be so far fetched.

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    • 36-year-old Xiao Aiying was eight months pregnant when twelve government
      officials entered her house, brutally beating and kicking her in the stomach
      before dragging her kicking and screaming to a state hospital. Her crime? She
      had conceived a second child and failed to pay the mandatory $40,000 dollar fine
      for breaking China’s notorious one child policy
    • Aiying was held down and forcibly injected with drugs to kill the baby. The
      woman, “who was filmed in hospital with large bruises on her arms and her dead
      child still inside her, said: “I have had this baby, feeling it moving around
      and around my belly. Can you imagine how I feel now,” reports
      the Daily Mail

      The vast majority of people would find such a story repulsive, but if White
      House science czar John P. Holdren and a legion of like-minded eugenicists are
      allowed to implement their autocratic population control measures, forced
      abortion could be coming to America. This is the dream of the scientific elite
      who have indoctrinated the globe to embrace the sick religion of eugenics and
      population control.

    • In his 1977 book Ecoscience, Holdren explicitly advocated forced abortion.
      Holdren’s co-author was Paul Ehrlich, famous for his spectacularly
      inaccurate predictions
      about how overpopulation would destroy the

      On page 837, Holdren and his co-authors write, “Indeed, it has been concluded
      that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring
      compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing
      Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the

    • On page 786, Holdren explains how single mothers should have their babies
      taken away by the government; or failing that be forced to have abortions.

      “One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all
      illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who
      generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone. If a single
      mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through
      adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it.
      Adoption proceedings probably should remain more difficult for single people
      than for married couples, in recognition of the relative difficulty of raising
      children alone. It would even be possible to require pregnant single
      women to marry or have abortions
      , perhaps as an alternative to
      placement for adoption, depending on the society.”

    • As we revealed in a report last month, the true
      agenda behind fanning the flames of fears about overpopulation is to reduce
      living standards globally, by preventing the third world from ever becoming
      economically prosperous, while also eviscerating the middle classes of western

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