I am divorced and "childless", as my two young children live out of state with their mother thanks to South Carolina's "family court" system. I guess dads who love their children and want to protect them aren't considered "family" in South Carolina unless mom is a drug addict. Child endangerment doesn't seem to matter to the "family court" when determining custody, only who makes the most money and who can afford to pay child support.
At any rate, when the children ARE with me is the only time they attend church. Their mother was most recently Southern Baptist, having become that after marrying me (she was a 7th Day Adventist years before, and Church of Christ...) She does not attend church. I evidently have the right to raise the children in the Catholic church when they are with me. What can I do for them in the way of first confession/communion? My son will be 8 soon. My daughter is 5. The children spend precious little time with me due to a purely idiotic rotating shift schedule that's virtually eliminated my ability to spend extended breaks with them.
Any tips for helping them develop their faith, from a distance? Again, I see them infrequently due to distance and rotating shift work. There is no 24-hour child care available nearby, and I wouldn't want to expose them to having to adjust to my rotating shift schedule on a long-term basis. (Need a live-in child care person... i.e., a stepmom for these two and a mother for some more. :-) )