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If This Is House Arrest...

4:01 PM, Nov 27, 2009 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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While Swiss and U.S. authorities are still working out the extradition of Roman Polanski, the director and convicted rapist is being placed under house arrest. His "house," however, is actually a chalet worth $1.6 million according to the Associated Press, which also provides a photo supposedly of Polanski's lavish confines in Gstaad, called the Milky Way.

This reminds me of an exchange I once had with a Jesuit who told me that he and his fellow priests spend part of their summers in a villa in Florence. I asked, "what about that vow of poverty?" To which he replied, "If this is poverty, bring on chastity!"