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…

Well said! Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded Can't believe this is actually a quote from someone on the Huffington Post! You don't know how shrill and hyperbolic you sound. Particularly to us Boomers. I'm older than Medicare, and insurance when I was a kid covered only emergencies. We Boomers paid for all our own checkups, tests, dental, eye, contraceptives and abortions - insurance covered none of it. Free medical care, drugs and contraceptives are not a right. Taxpayers should not subsidize PP. And we shouldn't pay for Viagra either - because ACA should not mandate drug coverage. People should pay for their own, like we do everything else. That's what keeps costs down, enlightened consumer choice. Someone who gets it!! Here here!!

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