MAR
17

Destroying the Catholic Faith

Ninth grade is when our parish does confirmation, and my son indicated last summer that yes, he’d like to be confirmed. Would it be possible, I inquired with Father E., for the boy to prepare for the sacrament outside the bounds of the usual parish program? For various reasons Father said no, he really needed the kid to go through the youth group just like everyone else.
I happen to like our youth minister, and because her gifts are so different than mine, I was happy for the boy to spend a year being mentored by her. We balance each other out. What I did not understand was how impossible her job is.

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