Honestly, whoever thought pairing up the Church with Hollywood and fashion should be fired. Did you really have to have much of an IQ to see that Catholics were about to be the butt of the joke again?
Yes, Fr. Martin’s all aflutter on Twitter as expected, but the ever-disappointing Crux has it as their major headline of the day? Really? Christians are being slaughtered, but the skin-fest for the Met is getting the headlines? Banner move.
So, yeah, it’s as horrible as you’d think. https://bit.ly/2IkRiuA Thanks to those stars who actually showed a modicum of decency and would actually be able to make it into St. Peter’s wearing their gowns. I suppose I should be shocked that those exist at all. The brainiac who approved it all should have to take a picture with Zoe Kravitz and try explaining that to St. Peter on judgement day. Geez.
What’s a million times worse than the to-be-expected indecent outfits at the Met Gala are the Catholic pundits and clergy who are trying to defend this. Seriously, you people are a joke. Just admit it was stupid and stop trying to promote schmoozing with the Hollywood idiots as “engaging the culture.” Sorry, it’s more like getting into bed with it.
Somewhere the Church went oh-so-wrong in engaging the culture and, quite frankly, leading it for hundreds and hundreds of years. Now we’ve got a bunch of fools fumbling for a way to get back to that. It’s certainly not going to happen by pandering to a completely lost culture. It’s going to happen by showing what true art is.
I also get a big chuckle out of those saying that the Hollywood divas aren’t trying to mock the Church, they’re just trying to celebrate it. Uh, Rhianna? Enough said. And, really? Nobody saw that coming? The only joy I got out of it was that she looks hideous without bangs, just like me. Other than that? Just sad and yet totally expected. I’d love to hear the conversation between Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and her. Scrap that. That might make me toss my lunch.
And before one reader thinks about saying, “I bet you’re embarrassed by Michelangelo’s work!”, don’t. This has nothing to do with the beautiful human body designed by God and so wonderfully displayed all throughout Church art for hundreds of years. It as to do with the degradation of that body. It’s not God-centered, it’s ME-centric. Or, correction, it’s me-centric with Vatican vestments on hand. Again, take a gander at Zoe Kravitz. Or, maybe not. There’s little left to the imagination there.
So, Cardinal Dolan, Fr. Martin, and all of the other super cool priests out there: you’ve made us the laughing-stock of the world once again. #CatholicCyberMilitia