I’d like to share with you my comments from the press conference this morning for the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
What’s the Church doing here?
What is the Cardinal-Archbishop of New York doing here?
Well, because the Church and “the Catholic imagination,” are all about truth, goodness, and beauty…
That’s why we have great schools… to teach the truth;
That’s why we love and serve the poor – to do good;
That’s why we’re into art, poetry, music, liturgy, and, yes, even fashion… to thank God for beauty;
I guess that’s why…