Pope to Young Couples: Have Babies, Not Pets

Pope Francis says that married couples should avoid the "bitterness of loneliness" in old age by having babies.During daily Mass with fifteen married couples at the Domus Sancta Marthae on Monday, June 2, the Holy Father cautioned against substituting pets for children.  He told the couples, who had been married from 25 to 50 years, that a successful Christian marriage requires "faithfulness, perseverance and maturity."Religion News Service reported: But he went a step further and … [Read more...]

Collin Raye: A Voice (and a Faith) Undefeated

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Collin Raye is a man of immense talent:  a country singer with 24 top ten records and sixteen #1 hits.  He's been nominated ten times for Male Vocalist of the Year (5 CMA and 5 ACM).But it's not Collin's fame or fortune, not his successful music career or his business acumen which have shaped him into the man of God he is today.I knew this the first time I heard him tell his story, when I attended Ave Maria Radio's 15th anniversary concert with Collin Raye.  A few years later, I met u … [Read more...]

Moms, Dads, Kids, Singles, Everyone…This Movie’s For You

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The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.Back in January, I reported my first impressions of the movie Moms' Night Out, after my set visit on location in Birmingham.Before that, in December, I wrote about my earlier interview with Patricia Heaton, who starred in the film but was also co-producer with her husband David Hunt.I told you about Moms' Night Out's sheer wackiness, its humor and pathos.  I called it a "frolicking good time" looking at motherhood's s … [Read more...]


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