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 10/14/2011 (a.m.)

  • One more reason not to vote for the man.

    tags: currentevents obama areyousorryyet?

    • ON, D.C., October 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack  Obama has promised to veto a bill strongly backed by pro-life leaders as a  last-ditch effort to dodge the potentially massive expansion of abortion under  the new federal healthcare reform law.


      Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced last week that the  Protect Life Act, H.R.  358, will be considered in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The  measure would amend President Obama’s Affordable Care Act to reflect the Hyde  amendment by prohibiting taxpayer dollars from funding any health plan that  includes coverage of elective abortions. The measure retains Hyde’s exception  for abortions performed due to the child’s conception in rape or incest or to  save the mother’s life.

      President Obama has vowed to veto the Protect  Life Act

      The bill also makes clear that no health insurance carrier may  be forced to provide coverage of abortion in any of its health plans, and  strengthens the conscience rights of health care workers and institutions to  reject abortion training, procedures, or referrals.

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