Skip to comments.Raymond Arroyo Lays into Met Gala: ‘Garrish, Narcissistic Parade of Decadence’
Posted on 05/18/2018 4:19:05 AM PDT by marshmallow
May 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) EWTN anchor Raymond Arroyo excoriated the decadent spectacle of the Met Gala last week, calling it borderline sacrilege and garrish, narcissistic, and campy.
In a scorching commentary on The World Over, the close associate of Mother Angelica slammed the Vatican for seemingly giving its imprimatur to the event, saying the Church needs to do some soul-searching about whether its engaging the culture or just giving in to it.
All I can say is the Church should have placed greater conditions and limits on the loan of sacred vestments to the Met, he said.
The Metropolitan used the collection as a jumping-off point to inspire contemporary designers to create their own costumes and gowns, he said. So a dalmatic of Pope Pius IX is presented with Coco Chanel and Versaces. Along with a bizarre cross-studded bondage mask is a very low cut red gown. The juxtaposition and proximity is borderline sacrilege. To Catholics, these liturgical items point to a sacred reality: mainly, to Jesus Christ, truly present on the altar, which is the place these religious garments were meant to inhabit.
Taken out of that reality, sapped of their true meaning, they become over-the-top, operetic, brocade, and jeweled camp, he said. It became a silly masquerade, he said, quipping that Lana Del Rays strange Our Lady of Sorrows get-up was a display that made some want to drive a sword through their own hearts.
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“Garrish” with two r’s?! That’s what I call overdressed!
Watching his video at the site is outstanding. He really “Cuts to the Chase.”
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