CNA Staff, Nov 7, 2023 / 13:35 pm
A Brooklyn pastor who was disciplined after he allowed a pop star to shoot a lewd music video in his church wrote a letter to his parish Nov. 4 taking “full responsibility” for the matter while adding that he had “no knowledge” that “such a scene” would be filmed in the church.
Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Diocese of Brooklyn, said in the letter that the $5,000 paid to the church for the filming of the video will be donated to Bridge to Life, a pro-life pregnancy center in College Point, New York, “so that from this negative event can come the promotion of life.”
APOLOGY: Msgr. Gigantiello takes "full responsibility" for "proactive" #sabrinacarpenter video filmed in @BrooklynDiocese church. Says he "had no knowledge that such a scene would be filmed," and the $5,000 the church received for filming to be donated to crisis pregnancy center pic.twitter.com/OMWivd79n7— Mark Irons (@MarkIronsMedia) November 6, 2023
The Oct. 31 video “Feather,” which has amassed over 5 million views on YouTube, shows pop star Sabrina Carpenter dancing provocatively on the altar of the historic 19th-century Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.