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By Greg Goodsell

2/14/2011 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Mother asks others to pray for Justin's protection against the shady side of the music industry

In an exclusive interview for Catholic Online, the mother of pop music superstar Justin Bieber, Pattie Mallette, is asking for his fans to pray for his protection against the seamier side of the entertainment industry. "My prayer is for Justin to be protected against the temptations of this industry," Mallette says.

Pattie Mallette acknowledges that son Justin Bieber and her worlds are a million light years away from when she was a single mom trying to raise her singing sensation son all alone in their hometown of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

Pattie Mallette acknowledges that son Justin Bieber and her worlds are a million light years away from when she was a single mom trying to raise her singing sensation son all alone in their hometown of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

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By Greg Goodsell

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/14/2011 (4 years ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: Justin Bieber, music industry, prayers, faith


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Mallette spoke to Catholic Online by telephone on the eve of the release of her son's 3-D concert film, "Never Say Never," which is packing in his countless fans from coast to coast. Mallette acknowledges that Justin and her worlds are a million light years away from when she was a single mom trying to raise her singing sensation son all alone in their hometown of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

Mallette says Bieber had musical inclinations at a very early age. "He would bang on things in time to music. He studied the drums for one year and then the trumpet when he was in school," she says.

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," 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 does not practice her Catholic Christian faith but identifies as a "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.

"My prayer is for Justin to be protected against the temptations of the industry," Mallette wants Justin's many fans to prayer for his "wisdom and discernment."

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