here is a short video on the actual museum exhibition:
but then the celebrities came to the party ("gala") at the opening, and made sure they mocked and insulted Catholics, just for fun, of course. Sooo trendy to mock Catholics and get applause and your photo in the news paper!
There is a lot of anger in the "rigid" (i.e. the word Francis uses to ridicule pious Christian believers) catholic blogosphere about this.
They are only doing what Fellini did in the past, the more PC Francis-blogosphere points point out.
But Fellini didn't have a Catholic church leader there cheering him on, as they did at the Met's gala, where Cardinal Dolan cheered on the fun.
Why be upset?
From MarkMallet via Tea At Trianon (a blog about history and fashion):
The vestments of the Catholic Church have an ancient origin from Old Testament times.They are a reflection of the royal priesthood of Jesus Christ...
To sexualize the vestments, then, is blasphemy, really, an abomination. Truth, beauty, and goodness are a reflection of the Creator, not the fallen angel. It's fairly obvious whose reflection is being glorified here....
And not just the pious Catholics who are upset:
Piers Morgan, a British Gadfly, is mad and has expressed what a lot of us ordinary folks think:
Read the whole thing. And check out the photos.
If the Met Gala was Islam or Jewish-themed, all hell would break loose – so why was it OK for a bunch of flesh-flashing celebrities to disrespect MY religion?
Sigh. In our prayers (catholics, when confronted with blasphemy, say prayers in reparation and for the conversion of those who perform these acts).--
update: When thinking of why someone prefers to look "with it" when they see such ridicule of the holy, this phrase (by another pious blogger) kept coming into my to mind: Because they really don't believe in that stuff.