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 08/12/2011 (a.m.)

  • The voice of reason in the Harry Potter debate

    tags: reading HarryPotter debate

    • 6. The final and most egregious example that springs to mind is Harry Potter.  The magic portrayed in the book is so far from what real occultism is and does  that my considerable powers of exaggeration and overstatement fail me.


      The author decided that the ‘killing curse’ which is one of the three  ‘unforgivable curses’ is ‘Abracadabra.’ She decided that the witches and wizard  not only zip around on broomsticks, they play aerial rugby.


      Oh, come on. Do you think this would lure anyone into the arms of Anton le  Vey?


      Alastair Crowley is spinning in his grave. In fact, if I were the archangel  in heaven assigned the task by God Almighty to lure people away from occultism,  the first way I would do it was by making it seem ridiculous, such as by putting  moppets in pointy hats and having them wave twigs at each other shouting  ‘Expelliarmus!’; and the second way I would do it was to have the would be  novice of magic practicing ruby in the air and shouting Abracadabra — a term  that comes from the vaudeville world of stage magic, not from the real esoteric  tradition of the Renaissance.


      You are far more likely to lure the youth into the circle of Anton le Vey by  having them read ATLAS SHRUGGED, which promotes a self-centered and God-scoffing  worldview, than by having them read Harry Potter, which is a story about how  love, self-sacrifice, and redemptive suffering can overcome the last enemy,  death.


      The Christian themes in this seven-volume story are so blatant that it  requires truly inspired self-imposed blindness not to see them. I will not dwell  on this point: the author herself has confirmed it. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1572107/jk-rowling-talks-about-christian-imagery.jhtml


      So it is far more likely that the HP book will lure your child to a theme  park than to an circle of occultists

  • Long time readers will know that I have a category of bookmarks called "areyousorryyet?" I started it right after Obama unbelievably won the election in 2008.Well - here's a man who's sorry! Felonious Munk- a black, liberal, comedian, obama supporter who is fed up!

    tags: obama areyousorryyet?

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