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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…

My Daily Domestic Clips 10/06/2011 (p.m.)

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      ‘Darn Tooting!’ Obama Brags About HHS Reg Catholic  Bishops Call Attack on Liberty

       
       
         
        
      President Barack Obama 

      President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

       

      (CNSNews.com) - Bantering with the audience at a fundraiser in St. Louis  yesterday, President Barack Obama bragged about a new regulation, proposed by  the Department of Health and Human Services, that the U.S. Conference of  Catholic Bishops has denounced as an “unprecedented attack on religious  liberty.”

       

      "Darn right!" an audience member at the fundraiser shouted as Obama  described the regulation.

       

      “Darn tooting!” Obama said back.

       

      The proposed regulation, designed to implement part of Obamacare, will  require all private health plans in the United States to cover sterilizations  and all FDA-approved contraceptives--including those that cause  abortions—without charging any fees or co-pay. These regulations were drawn to  implement a provision in Obama’s health-care law that calls for  all health-care plans to cover “preventive  services.”

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