He never “was” a catholic either.
He was born into the Church of Hutton.
Mel Gibson belongs of to splinter sect of the Catholic Church run by his father who denounces the changes made by the Second Vatican Council. Still, Gibson is a Catholic and this has prompted Bill Donohue to come to his defense. In a press release by the Catholic League, Donohue implies that Gibson is the victim of anti-Catholic bigotry. He goes on to blame Secular Jews for fomenting anti-Catholicism and trying to equate any and all criticism of the actions and beliefs of the Catholic Church with anti-Semitism and racism.
Born on Jan. 3, 1956 in Peekskill, NY, Gibson was raised by his father, Hutton, a railroad brakeman who was a leading figure in the ultra-conservative Catholic splinter group, The Alliance for Catholic Traditions, and his mother, Ann. After falling from a train and injuring his back, Gibsons father won a workmans compensation suit against New York Central Railroad in 1968 and moved the family to Sydney, Australia soon after. During his high school years, Gibson attended St. Leos Catholic College, an all-boys school founded by the Congregation of Christian Brothers
Vat 2 was after Mels birth in 1956 in 1962...so Mel has that indelible mark on his soul from his Catholic baptism ...Catholics have to deal with that ....