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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…

Links of Interest - MDC

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 1.  I'll let the pictures tell the story. 









2.  Eye opening video on public education. 




3. You know how last election they said there was never any voter fraud?  Voter Fraud in North Carolina

Richard Robert Rawling, 59, of Cary, was charged on the counts of obstruction of justice — a felony — and failure to discharge a duty of his office — a misdemeanor.
An investigation of the state’s elections board determined Rawling ran or ordered subordinates to run provisional ballots through tabulators more than once and made manual changes to the ballot count so the results of the provisional canvass would match the number of approved provisional ballots.
Elections board officials discovered the problem during a routine audit of primary results in April 2016.
4.  When I was a senior in high school, I made a school visit to Marygrove College to see if that is where I wanted to go to college. I ended up going elsewhere, but I'll always remember my visit to the ballet class and the chapel.  Recently it was announced that there is trouble at Marygrove College.

For financial reasons, they will no longer be offering undergraduate programs there.

Marygrove's president is not Catholic. And Marygrove is not on any Faithful Catholic College lists that I can find.  I think that's part of their problem.

5.  Post Christian America


Lest you think these are isolated and meaningless anecdotes, I’d urge you to read a fascinating article in this Sunday’s New York Times. It turns out that America’s less religious citizens are far more likely to believe in things such as ghosts and UFOs than people who attend church. The author, psychology professor Clay Routledge, locates this phenomenon in the quest for meaning: An emerging body of research supports the thesis that these interests in nontraditional supernatural and paranormal phenomena are driven by the same cognitive processes and motives that inspire religion. For instance, my colleagues and I recently published a series of studies in the journal Motivation and Emotion demonstrating that the link between low religiosity and belief in advanced alien visitors is at least partly explained by the pursuit of meaning. The less religious participants were, we found, the less they perceived their lives as meaningful. This lack of meaning was associated with a desire to find meaning, which in turn was associated with belief in U.F.O.s and alien visitors. Americans aren’t the only “first-worlders” who nurture their superstitions. Post-Christian Europeans have their own tendencies to believe in elves, trolls, and mental telepathy. In other words, maybe God actually “set eternity in the human heart.” Maybe man’s search for meaning will continue no matter the popular attitudes for or against orthodox Christianity — even if it takes you straight into the arms of E.T.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449789/post-christian-americas-superstitious-intolerant-reality

6.  Priceless




Comments

  1. Elena - Thank you for your defense of Melania. I do not think she has made any mistakes in public since her speech at the Republican Convention, when she was obviously misled by speech writers and advisors. I am reminded of the inauguration, when all those fancy fashion designers were falling all over themselves to inform the media they were not going to "dress" Melania because they objected to Mr. T. Guess what - she doesn't need them to dress her. She can teach them a thing or two about dignity and class. And the way she represented us in the Middle East, Italy, Vatican City, and other places has been flawless. She seems to be an exemplary mother and wife, and a fine representative of the US. We are lucky to have her as our First Lady. God bless you and all here - Susan, ofs

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