I love the Italians. I love the Dolce and Gabannas and Zeffirellis and Tondellis of Italy! They are so Catholic. The Italians know how to sin and they do it passionately - they also know how to repent and live devoutly. They are baptized and confirmed, they go to Mass; they have affairs, they sin, they repent, they go to confession; they become saints. I like that. I love that. That's Catholic. But I digress and carry on.... pay no attention to me.
D&G 2013 line.
At First Things, Matthew Schmitz did a short article on Dolce and Gabanna coming out in defense of traditional marriage. I've noted signs of Catholic devotion in the D&G line for several years: Beckham accessorized in the D&G Rosary beads for an ad, the Crowned Madonna ensemble clearly shows their devotion for the crowned Madonnas of Italy, and the icon and religiously embellished couture is evocative of the Byzantine treasures of Ravenna. All deeply religious motifs, impeccably executed. No doubt about their heritage.
Beckham's St. Sebastian
Sadly, Italy's gay mafia is calling for a boycott as a result.
Already the new interview has prompted opposition, with the website LGBT News Italia calling for a boycott like the one launched against Barilla pasta after its chairman made similar comments. - First ThingsI'm against it. Boycotts and gay marriage and adoption.
Sort of an Empress Theodora inspiration:
After San Vitale of Ravenna