12.30
TCC Playlist: Humble and Kind by Lorrie McKenna

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Lori Mckenna

“Go to church ’cause your mama said to.”

Lorrie McKenna has been writing hit songs for country artists like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw since the ’90s. A married mother of five children who lives in the town she grew up in, McKenna is now recording her own songs. Love this site? Subscribe. Listen to the song she wrote for her kids after the jump:

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12.26
Christ Child Is With Refugees, Child Soldiers, and Abortion Victims, Pope Says

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“Let us touch the tenderness which saves.”

Pope Francis’ Christmas homily was about a God who chose to become one of us; one of the most marginalized. He called for a revolution of tenderness. CruxChrist Child Is With Refugees, Child Soldiers, and Abortion Victims, Pope Says. And listen to Pope Francis’ year in review from NPR after the jump:

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12.23
When Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood?

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It’s odd to be celebrating the heroism of Mary — carrying her pregnancy with Jesus to term in the face of potential stoning — in a culture, that devalues motherhood and children, both born and unborn. The Huffington PostWhen Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood? The bourgeois are addicted to personal safety, myself included. We look at unseen heroism, self-sacrifice, and risk and say ‘no thank you.’ How can we understand Mary’s Magnificat?

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