New York Times hit piece on conservative Catholics (and Mel Gibson) due Sunday. According to the NY Post's Page Six:
Mel Gibson's unholy Sunday
MEL Gibson is furious at the New York Times over a story that will depict him as a pope-hating, conspiracy-minded cultist.
It's no wonder Gibson was upset. In a story in this Sunday's Times Magazine, Noxon writes that Gibson embraces an ultra-traditional "strain of Catholicism rooted in the dictates of a 16th-century papal council and nurtured by a splinter group of conspiracy-minded Catholics, mystics, monarchists and disaffected conservatives."
The traditionalists disdain the Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965, say Mass in Latin, and fast on Fridays. Women wear hats in church.
What bizarre cult practices are next. The rosary, family prayer, kneeling? Perhaps if Mel wanted to satisfy the Times' exquisite religious sensibilities, he should have adopted more orthodox practices like latex, B&D, animal sacrifice, or yoga.