[quote="colmcille1, post:2, topic:221889"]
I wish I could answer your question. I do not know if he is part of a breakaway sect but I know that his father is a very strict Catholic.
Anyway, a man who had the vision to make such a great movie as 'The Passion of the Christ' is fine in my book.
Colmcille, his father most definitely does deny the authority of Vatican II and refers to the Church after Vatican II as 'the robber Church.' I don't simply say this to create scandal or gossip as you can check the man's outlook by browsing his own site which includes free downloads of some of his books. This is an actual set of quotes from Hutton Gibson's website below from November 3:-
Mr. Foxman, a Holocaust survivor (apparently an orphan raised by Catholics who had the gall to baptize him) who has had numerous previous audiences with Pope Benedict and his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, made brief ?] remarks about the growing threats Israel faces as some in the international community seek to isolate the Jewish state.
He asked the pontiff to use [what remains of] the Church’s moral authority to help prevent Israel from being made a pariah by its enemies. “Please do not permit the world to isolate Israel,” Mr. Foxman said, to which Pope Benedict replied, “I will be there.” [Two against the world!]
Followed by this near the end of the article:-
[Undeniably the steward needs help. He has gone into high gear in every direction, to cover obvious involvement in pedophilia. But consider that this particular activity appears to have obliterated the steward’s involvement (to whatever extent) in organized Hitler youth.]
Not exactly very faithful Catholic viewpoints I would say. Especially hilarious is Hutton ciritiquing Pope Benedict for been involved in the Hitler Youth (via conscription) whilst the anti-semitic tone could not be any more blatant in Hutton's own remarks.