Conservative Catholic Mel Gibson has his un-wed wife learning the catechism before their wedding.
Mel Gibson does not want the woman who bore him his eighth child, the beautiful but Eastern Orthodox Oksana Grigorieva, to face a future of eternal damnation like his first wife, the Episcopalian Robyn Gibson, surely will — that's why he's having her learn the doctrines and traditions of his pre-Vatican II church sect before they tie the knot later this year in his super-private, personally financed, non-inclusive church.
"It's important to Mel that he and Oksana are of the same faith," says an 'inside source' to The National Enquirer. "She's learning the doctrines and traditions of his conservative sect." Finding Religion After Finding The One
Yes, somewhere up in Agoura Hills, California, workers on putting the final touches on the mega-star's 9,000-sqaure-foot Holy Family Chapel while a petite Russian woman is completing her transformation from whoring mistress/sinner to pious mother/wife. The bastard child Lucia, born October 30th, lays nearby in a basinet awaiting baptism and salvation from her parents' sins. Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva Welcome Baby Girl
As a devout traditionalist Catholic, The Holy Family Chapel is "the center of his world," says the insider, "his own house of worship where he can pray privately with family and friends..." and forget that he left his first marriage of twenty-nine years and seven children?
The chapel's crowning glory is the huge mural behind the altar.
"Mel handpicked an artist to paint a modern interpretation of the ascension of Christ," said the insider. "He's also commissioned someone to cast a bell for the church tower. Mel says he is more proud of his church than any of his other achievements." [From The National Enquirer, print edition, March 22, 2010]
More proud of his church than any of his other achievements, aye? Methinks that the construction of this church is more of a re-construction of "The Church" in Mel's image — not necessarily Christ's.
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