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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Profanatio rei sacrae


I found this disturbing item today via a comment on National Review's blog "The Corner."

Don't Read This

"SEX and the City" spoiler alert! Mr. Big and Carrie definitely tie the knot - and it's no small-time affair. Cast and crew are shooting today from early morning until 9 p.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral, where the wedding takes place. Carrie and her gal pals will be wearing jewels borrowed from H. Stern. Sarah Jessica Parker even gets a congrats written into the script: "Mazel Tov! I read it in Page Six," reports a woman who played a well-wisher during filming yesterday.



If the report is true, it is disturbing to say the least. Shooting a portion of a film in a Church is not objectionable. What is objectionable is the type of movie that is shot on holy ground. Surely the Archbishop of New York has discretion as to whom he grants permission for such filming. I would assume also that the Archbishop knows his moral theology (material cooperation in evil and all that).Very likely, the Sex and the City folks are "donating" a decent amount of cash for the renting of the "facilities."

I would hope all Catholics of goodwill would loathe the thought of the Cardinal Archbishop of New York (who also sits on the Board of Ave Maria School of Law) profaning the house of God for "the money." Perhaps, however, we've seen this before? You be the judge.

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