Looking for someone to pray for? How about Justin Bieber?

That’s the request from his mother, who is promoting his new movie and talking about her famous son’s Catholic upbringing and faith.

From Catholic Online:

Stardom came to Bieber when he posted a song for his grandmother on the video Web site YouTube. Mallette says she had no idea that the video of Justin singing would propel him to multi-million music sales. “The video was strictly intended for his grandmother to see in another province,” (his mother Pattie) Mallette says.

Bieber, who turns 17 on March 1, is surrounded by “great people,” such as his fellow musicians, his manager, his bodyguard and Mallette, “Who keep him grounded in reality.”

Mallette is keenly aware of the high expectations that are placed on her son. “The more success you have, the more pressure there is on you,” she reasons.

God and Jesus Christ remain central to both Bieber and Mallette’s life. Mallette was baptized and raised a Catholic, and Justin attended a Catholic school. Currently, she views their beliefs as “non-denominational Christian . I meet so many wonderful pastors in the United States and Canada,” she says.

On God, Mallette says that “I think He plays the main role. I had an encounter with God, and since then, we have enjoyed His mercy and His grace. My whole walk is what I believe. I brought Justin up in the faith.”

It’s to Justin’s many Christian fans that Mallette asks for prayers. As for the entertainment world, Mallette says “that this is a dark industry. I’d like to think that Justin and his music is a light in the darkness.

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Comments

  1. In the recent not-so-immortal words of Ozzy “What’s a Bieber?”

  2. “Currently, she views their beliefs as “non-denominational Christian . I meet so many wonderful pastors in the United States and Canada,” she says.”

    And so the age old trek begins. Raised in the Faith, success and money follows, followed by a wishy washy definition of what their beliefs are.

    Yes, pray for him, and them. From Catholic to “non denominational Christian” is a leap in the wrong direction. Where this generally ends, isn’t good.

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