Mel Gibson finds church solace away from Oksana

Jul 27, 2010 at 9:38 a.m. ET

During times of trouble, Mel Gibson did the only thing he could do -- turned to church.

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Mel Gibson is in the midst of a messy custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but that didn't stop him from turning to church for a little perspective over the weekend of July 24.

Despite being under public scrutiny for his raging racist rants and violent threats in a string of audio tapes, reports are surfacing that Mel Gibson left his Malibu home and made the trek to his own resurrected church for mass.

Mel Gibson has been at the center of controversy for the past couple of weeks, after audio tapes of him violently threatening his ex Oksana Grigorieva started popping up.

Mel Gibson built the church in 2003 and its daily mass follows the actor's "traditionalist views." According to reports, mass is performed in Latin and women must wear head coverings.

At this point, Gibson is going to need more than a prayer to help him through the latest mess he's gotten himself into. In the latest tape, posted by RadarOnline, Mel Gibson allegedly tells Oksana Grigorieva he regrets having a child with her.

"Did you get my last message about being a bad father and Tim being a great dad? You didn't hear that one? Well you should go (expletive) him...because I don't care," Mel Gibson ranted.

Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva have been slinging mud at each other over the released audio for weeks and we might never get the real truth on their sudden appearance -- some reports claim Grigorieva is just getting back at Gibson for a breach of contract and the tapes have been edited.

If Mel Gibson's irrational freak-outs are indeed true, it has to be the actor's wake-up call.

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