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 01/09/2011 (a.m.)

  • "Former Planned Parenthood Leader Reveals the Inside Secrets of the Abortion Business in Webcast, Book Abby Johnson will tell the shocking, moving story of her conversion from Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director to pro-life advocate beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 10 in a webcast to preview her book UnPlanned, which releases the next morning.Ignatius Press will publish an edition of UnPlanned for the Catholic market on Jan. 11.Johnson’s entire story has never been revealed publicly…until now. She fought and won a legal battle against her former employer, Planned Parenthood, which sued Johnson and sought a restraining order to keep her silent about her years with the organization – including time as director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas.Johnson will talk about that court battle – part of Planned Parenthood’s furious reaction to her decision to literally “cross the fence” and quit her job to join local and national pro-life efforts. She’ll also detail what the legal fight brought to light about Planned Parenthood’s real agenda.The webcast is free, and those who register can download the full text of UnPlanned’s first chapter in advance. In only eight of the book’s 268 pages, Johnson reveals in that first chapter the shocking discovery that suddenly caused her to question everything Planned Parenthood had told her over eight years as a volunteer, then full-time employee.She’ll talk about how she got involved in the organization while still in college and Planned Parenthood’s confidential plans to expand its biggest money-maker – abortion – across America.Johnson also will discuss the personal secret she’d kept buried for years, and her conversion to Catholicism. Johnson is currently enrolled in RCIA classes, and expects to be baptized and received into the Church this spring – in time for Easter.Learn more and register for the free w

    tags: Catholic abortion

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