Filming tosh at Lincoln Cathedral?
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
From Mrs Rosemary Stevens
Sir, — I must take issue with
Katherine Mezzacappa’s letter (
Letters, 9 September) condemning the venue of Lincoln Cathedral for filming
part of The Da Vinci Code.
Unlike Mrs Mezzacappa, I didn’t find the book "tosh". I found it
fascinating, thought-provoking, and a really good read.
I have been to Lincoln Cathedral, and look forward to seeing its appearance
in the film. When Lincoln Cathedral was built, ordinary people like Mrs
Mezzacappa would have supported it financially, in a way that people don’t now
do; so if the Dean can help his fabric fund in this way, good luck to him.
48 Thurlstone Road
From the Revd Patrick Morrow
Sir, — It is sad that Mrs Mezzacappa and family couldn’t get into Lincoln
Cathedral when The Da Vinci Code was being filmed, and experienced
She might like to know, though, that the filming sparked a lot of debate
among those of us who live in Lincoln, on matters of faith and history. For
example, the cathedral joined with the university to offer a well-attended day
conference, to discuss Da Vinci, conspiracy . . . and redemption. Yes,
I am sure Mrs Mezzacappa is right, and most readers of the book will not go
on to read the Gospels. But if (say) a tenth do? I am glad the cathedral has
played its part in taking on and counteracting the book’s "tosh".
69 Western Crescent
Lincoln LN6 7TA
From Mr Leonard Franchi
Sir, — As a Roman Catholic subscriber, I look forward every week to your
eclectic mix of articles and letters on all many topics.
Nevertheless, I was perplexed at Katherine Mezzacappa’s references to Opus
Dei as "sinister". My long experience of Opus Dei in the Catholic Church is one
of seeing people from all walks of life who are devoted to Christ. Attendance
at daily mass and the use of the scriptures in prayer, study, and spiritual
reading are components of the life of its members, as well as participation in
numerous social projects throughout the world which are offered to people of
all creeds and none.
Mrs Mezzacappa may not wish to be a member of Opus Dei herself; but please
show Christian understanding and charity towards your brothers and sisters in
Christ who are doing what they can to build the Kingdom of God on this earth.
8 Queens Way, Alexandria