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…

For Catholics from the last 50 years asking - "What the heck happened"

Like him or loathe him, I don't think many could deny that Michael Voris does his homework! In his most recent RealCatholic Video, Mr. Voris goes step by step to show how the acceptance of contraception has destroyed the family and torn apart the church.

I have taken the anti-contraception stance many times in Catholic forums and have had the "birth control commission" thrown at me more times than I can count. This video finally reveals why Pope Paul VI allowed so many dissenters on the comission and and gives us a vew to what he was truly trying to accomplish.

But if you are a child of poor catechesis from the last 50 years, I would also recommend reading the late Ralph McInerney's book, What Went Wrong with Vatican II.  That book, along with Mr. Voris's video did a lot to put some of the pieces together in my mind of how three generations could be lost to the faith.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this video. God bless you.

    Can we think about doing something on the blogs about all this? Big question! I just feel so angry and energised about this topic that I would like to do more.

  2. Hi Father,

    I think Catholic Blogs and bloggers can do a lot by just bringing the topic up as much as possible. It certainly is a big issue and is directly related to abortion. Sharing this video is a good start.

    Outside of the blogosphere, I think we have to ramp up our catechesis - especially in high school and pre-marital. It would also be great to hear it in a homily too. Glad you feel energized! That's a good start! ; )


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