Until He Was Ready To Meet His Lord


Our 9-year-old made his First Communion on Saturday. It was a year beyond the “second grade” which seems to be the norm, but it was at exactly the right time for him.
When he was a second-grader working his way towards Confession, he clearly wasn’t ready. No matter how we or his CCD teachers explained it, he just didn’t grasp the concept of sin. As we got closer to the date, he still was confused , and so we opted out

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Rebecca Frech is a Catholic author, speaker, CrossFit coach, and the Managing Editor of The Catholic Conspiracy website. She is the author of the best-selling books Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us and Can We Be Friends? She is a co-host of the popular podcast The Visitation Project, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register. She and her husband live just outside Dallas with their eight children, a German Shepherd named Dave, and an ever-multiplying family of dust-bunnies.


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