Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

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hollywood-composer:(RNS) Most sons send their mom a card or maybe some flowers for Mother’s Day. Film composer Stephen Edwards, a Catholic, wrote his mom a requiem Mass, complete with 50-voice children’s choir, a 100-voice adult choir and 50 musicians. Oh, and he got it performed at the Vatican and it aired on Italian television. Hollywood composer:This weekend, “Requiem for My Mother,” an hourlong documentary about Edwards, his mom and the staging of the requiem, airs on most PBS stations. Edwards, who is 55 and has scored dozens of films and television shows, talked with…

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A Mother-Daughter Battle

“I love Betty very much and she knows it. But why is she so rebellious? Mrs. Grant asked me.This mother was a sincere Christian, and her teen-age daughter had been a continual object of her prayers. She could not get Betty to study, do a chore right, get along with her brother, or even eat properly. It was a mother-daughter battle, and it terribly distressed Mrs. Grant. “It’s been very trying, believe me,” she said. “In coming to you, I thought you might help.”Probing for the cause of the festering…

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Bless the Mother of Jesus, but Mainly Be the Mother of Jesus

The veneration given to Mary in the Roman Catholic church is beyond what is warranted by the New Testament. In fact, it is astonishing how little we see of Mary in the New Testament. Let us honor her unique motherhood. Let us count her blessed as the mother of our incarnate Lord. But let us not put her on a pedestal that neither she nor Jesus would have approved of.After she turns up with the disciples praying in the upper room in Acts 1:14, she is never mentioned again in…

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God Our Mother?

The blistering heat of an Alabama June weighed me down as I stood graveside, attending the funeral of my good friend’s mother. Sadly, the words of the officiating minister weighed down my heart even more. Bedecked in garb intended to mark the liturgical season, the matronly minister raised her hands and admonished us all to join with her in saying the Lord’s Prayer. What she proceeded to say was infinitely more damaging than the fact that she stood in a position that she was unqualified to hold. “Let us call…

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10 TEN TOP SIGNS THAT SHE WOULD MAKE A GOOD WIFE AND A GOOD MOTHER

Getting married is not an easy task and it goes beyond being head over heels with someone. You just need to get it right. It is life-changing and can be destructive if it is embarked on with the wrong person. You have to be absolutely sure that the woman in your life is someone you’ll be happy spending time with every day of your life, forever. Here are 10 signs that the woman in your life will make a good wife.

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Honor Your Father and Mother?

The Bible says you are to “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12 NKJV). Based on that verse alone, there are many people who believe we are to honor our parents no matter what they say or do. Yet Jesus taught, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will…

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Very touching Mother facts !

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms. You thanked her by wailing like a banshee. When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You thanked her by crying all night long. When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by running away when she called. When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love. You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

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God’s Letter for Married Women!

This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:23 Woman as the helper, life-giver, and nurturer Genesis 1:27; 1 Corinthians 11:8-12 I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you. Genesis…

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The Lord is calling – what will you do

HOSEA 2:2-3 “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband Let her remove the adulterous look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts. Otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born; I will make her like a desert, turn her into a parched land, and slay her with thirst”.

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