By Dave Luecking | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @legacyCatholic
At the beginning of the school year, Tracy Kempfer posed a simple question to eighth-graders at Our Lady School in Festus.
"I asked them, 'What do you need from your parents to help you prepare for confirmation?'" said Kempfer, who teaches religion to the eighth-graders in addition to serving as school principal. "I gave them a piece of paper and they just wrote their thoughts out."
The consensus of the anonymous responses struck at the heart of the Catholic faith and the realities of being Catholic — even a young Catholic — in this day and age. The students wanted their parents to ...