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Mel Gibson, catholique traditionnaliste
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The St. Benedict Center has no relationship with the Diocese of Manchester, and Bishop [John B.] McCormack has not given them permission to do ministry in New Hampshire," said Diane Murphy Quinlan, the diocese's vice chancellor. "They are not in union with the church."
Gibson is not affiliated with the St. Benedict Center, but his church in California is viewed with similar skepticism by the hierarchy. Tod M. Tamberg, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said the Malibu church Gibson built "is not a Catholic church or chapel and has no affiliation with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles."
Gibson has suggested he holds to the teaching central to the life of the Saint Benedict Center. "There is no salvation for those outside the church," Gibson said last year in an interview published in the New Yorker. Asked what that meant for his wife, who is an Episcopalian, he said: "She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it's just not fair if she doesn't make it; she's better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it."
tiré de http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2004/02/22/cherishing_an_older_catholicism/
DIRECTOR MEL GIBSON Film brings scrutiny of celebrity's Catholicism
By PETER SMITH
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, État du Kentucky, USA)
Among entertainers better known for their designer spirituality and throwaway marriages, Mel Gibson is notable for a long marriage to the mother of his seven children and for his return to the traditional Catholicism of his youth.
But he said making the movie "The Passion of the Christ" actually marked the completion of a journey back to faith after living a wild, addictive lifestyle as a young movie star.
The Catholicism he has embraced, however, flirts with the boundaries of acceptable Roman Catholic practice. Some observers fear that Gibson is nurturing a reactionary agenda resembling that of his father, Hutton Gibson, who for years has published books and newsletters in traditionalist Catholic circles, railing against the purported liberalism of Pope John Paul II and other Vatican leaders.
In an interview with ABC's "Primetime Live" that aired Monday, Mel Gibson said, "I'm just Roman Catholic, the way they were up until the mid-'60s."
Gibson said his return to faith brought him back from the brink of suicide about 13 years ago.
"I just hit my knees," he said in the ABC interview. "I just said, `help.'" He began meditating on Gospel accounts of Christ's crucifixion, he said. "Pain is the precursor to change."
Gibson bankrolled construction of Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, Calif., attended by traditionalists who favor the Latin Mass and other devotions replaced by the reformist Second Vatican Council of the 1960s.
Holy Family Chapel is not affiliated with any Roman Catholic entity in the area, according to Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. "It is not a Catholic church or chapel," he said.
Gibson, however, proclaims his loyalty to the pope and Vatican teachings, noting that the Catholic Church allows the Latin Mass under certain circumstances.
Vatican II, which put the Mass in the native languages of worshippers and lowered the divide between priests and laypeople, has spawned a variety of reactions. Some accept the reforms and remain loyal to Pope John Paul II but prefer traditional practices. Some Roman Catholic churches, including St. Martin of Tours in Louisville, celebrate weekly Latin Masses.
Gibson refused to answer questions about whether he shares some of the more radical religious views of his father, who has denounced the pope as a "Koran kisser" and called the Second Vatican Council a "Masonic plot backed by the Jews," according to The New York Times Magazine. No one, the actor said, is going to "drive a wedge between me and my father."
Gibson denounced anti-Semitism as sinful and un-Christian.
In an interview last year, Gibson said "the Holy Ghost was working through me" to make the movie, bringing criticism that he was claiming to make an official divine version of Christ's passion. But this week he said, "This is my version of what happened, according to the Gospels and what I wanted to show."
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