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Gay Activists File Complaints against Dutch Priest over Communion Refusal
Life Site ^ | February 24, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 02/25/2010 10:26:44 AM PST by NYer

The Dutch priest who refused Communion on February 13th to his town's openly homosexual Carnival “prince” is now facing police complaints from homosexual activists.

The complaints follow a protest by homosexualists at the Catholic parish in Reusel on Sunday, which was held in response to the decision of the pastor, Fr. Luc Buyens, to withhold Communion from Gijs Vermeulen, 24, at the town's traditional Carnival Mass.

Fr. Buyens had alerted Vermeulen in advance, stating that he must refuse him Communion because the young man had made a public display of his active homosexuality leading up to the town's Carnival festivities.

Anticipating the protest, the priest decided, in consultation with his bishop in Den Bosch, not to distribute Communion at Mass this past Sunday, stating that he wanted to avoid “sins” and “sacrilege.”

Robert Cooijmans, a homosexual who attends the Roman Catholic parish in Cuijk, lodged his complaint against Fr. Buyens with the police yesterday.  He accuses Fr. Buyens of “discrimination,” claiming that his own pastor has never refused him the Eucharist.

Another complaint is being filed today against Fr. Buyens and the bishop by homosexual Christian Ouwens, 31, a Catholic theology student.  Ouwens claims that in his case the denial of communion was not based on any Church law, as the relevant law, Canon 915, only requires that Communion be refused to those who are in manifest grave sin.  Ouwens contends that, when in doubt, Communion should be given, with the “salvation of the soul of the person being the highest law of the Church.”

But, while both Cooijmans and Ouwens have complained that Fr. Buyens denied them Communion at the Mass on Sunday, the fact is that, in this case, neither they nor anyone else was singled out.  Fr. Buyens simply did not distribute Communion to the entire congregation.

Ouwens was arrested during the Mass on Sunday by a police officer in civilian clothes when he attempted to approach the microphone in order to address the congregation.  He was subsequently charged with “mischief.”

A large group of homosexual activists, who seem to be led in this initiative by Henk Krol, editor of the homosexualist newspaper Gay Krant, are planning to attend Mass this Sunday at St. John's Cathedral in Den Bosch, where they intend to challenge the bishop.

COC Eindhoven, the local affiliate of the homosexual action group COC Nederlands, has called on its members to join the protest at the Cathedral.  The vice president for the national COC, Vera Bergkamp, has also stated that she will join the protest.

The protesters are expected to don pink triangles at the Mass, as they did this past Sunday in Reusel.


Contact Information:

Fr. Luc Buyens
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Kerkstraat 1
5541 EM
Reusel, Netherlands
Phone: 0497-641360
E-mail: kerkreusel@hetnet.nl

Bishop Antonius Lambertus Maria Hurkmans
Diocese of Den Bosch
Parade 11
5211 KL
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Phone: 073 6125488
Fax: 073 6136850
E-mail: info@bisdomdenbossch.nl


See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Protests against Dutch Priest Who Refused Communion to Gay Carnival “Prince”
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10022205.html

Gay Carnival “Prince” Denied Communion by Dutch Priest
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10021704.html



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; apostasy; catholic; celebratesin; churchandstate; holland; homosexual; homosexualagenda; politicalcorrectness; religiousintolerance; sodomite; unrepentant

The pink triangle, now turned upright as a gay pride and gay rights symbol, was originally used pointed downward on a Nazi concentration camp badge to denote homosexual men.
1 posted on 02/25/2010 10:26:44 AM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 02/25/2010 10:27:11 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

Give them all some Sodom and Gomorrah brand tissues.....


3 posted on 02/25/2010 10:29:38 AM PST by cranked
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To: NYer

It’s a sorry state of affairs when one pervert can prevent an entire congregation from receiving the Eucharist!


4 posted on 02/25/2010 10:31:32 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Without the Eucharist, is it still Mass?


5 posted on 02/25/2010 10:35:24 AM PST by nina0113
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To: NYer

“I should rather die a hundred times than subject Christ to such foul mockery”

http://www.reformationart.com/john-calvin-and-the-libertines.html

Apropos?


6 posted on 02/25/2010 10:36:44 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: nina0113

Good question - I would argue that it is not.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 10:37:00 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: nina0113

No, it’s a Service.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 10:39:52 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nina0113

No, techniquely, it is not a complete Mass. The Eucharist is a vital part of the Mass. It would be somewhat like only having 3 quarters in a football game (forgive me my seemingly flippant analogy).


9 posted on 02/25/2010 10:40:56 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: NYer

The worrisome thing about this is precisely that the German NAZI government dictated to the Luthern Church what they were allowed to preach and teach. (Read Bonhoffer). These things are happening all too frequently.

Look up your redemption draweth nigh


10 posted on 02/25/2010 10:42:48 AM PST by the long march
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To: NYer

Since when is receiving Communion a civil right?


11 posted on 02/25/2010 10:43:35 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: Jackson57

I guess they still got the Liturgy of the Word, unless this guy messed that up too.

It’s a good job that gays only want to peacefully co-exist. Imagine what it would be like if they were intolerant of opposing opinions.


12 posted on 02/25/2010 10:44:06 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: Jackson57
Since when is receiving Communion a civil right?

With the Dutch, nothing surprises me anymore.

13 posted on 02/25/2010 10:45:48 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: jonno

Thank you. I had no idea that Calvin believed in the Real Presence.

I’ve never heard of anyone stealing Protestant Communion wafers, but I have seen my priest take off down the aisle mid-distribution to retrieve a consecrated Host from a woman who was stealing it. I can only guess at her purpose.


14 posted on 02/25/2010 10:46:29 AM PST by nina0113
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To: NYer

This is just unbelievable.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 10:46:52 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

Proof that sexually deviant marriage is, absolutely, a threat to all faithful.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 10:51:46 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: NYer

How do we know that the poor chap didn’t first confess his sins and receive absolution? We are all assuming quite a bit here. Even the priest, no?


17 posted on 02/25/2010 10:51:57 AM PST by sydney smith
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To: nina0113

Salisbury Cathedral (UK, Anglican) has a side altar with the eucharist reserved in a tabernacle. They clearly believe that something other than mere bread is present.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 10:52:12 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: sydney smith

In this case, the guy seems to have pranced up to the front of the Church claiming that his intrinsically disordered life was in fact good and holy: refusing him Communion would have been perfectly defensible even if he had just stepped out of the confessional.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 10:53:31 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: sydney smith
We are all assuming quite a bit here. Even the priest, no?

He would have had to approach the priest for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, no?

20 posted on 02/25/2010 10:58:11 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: sydney smith
How do we know that the poor chap didn’t first confess his sins and receive absolution? We are all assuming quite a bit here. Even the priest, no?

I sincerely hope you're joking.

Ye shall know them by their fruit.

In this case, the man himself was a fruit, and the fact that he managed to raise a stink about this afterword is evidence of his unrepentant heart--i.e., he did not confess his sins.
21 posted on 02/25/2010 10:59:41 AM PST by newguy357
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To: newguy357

LOL!

Sorry.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 11:00:56 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

As we all know it was a trap to begin with...they know they’ve got a political and people winning hand. Change our dogma and we’re done! Thereagain maybe they have Sharia law now.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 11:07:57 AM PST by bronxville
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To: NYer

I wish just one of these disease-ridden fags would try a stunt like this in a mosque.


24 posted on 02/25/2010 11:19:17 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: bronxville

“Fr. Buyens simply did not distribute Communion to the entire congregation.”

Does it mean that Father Buyens did not distribute communion, or that he excluded more people than just this one man? It’s not clear which is the case. If the former, then yes, it’s the incorrect response.

These gay people need to pound sand and leave us alone. I go to mass, you better not get between me and communion.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 11:21:14 AM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: NYer

Coming Attractions to a Catholic Church Near You.


26 posted on 02/25/2010 11:32:13 AM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

OK, it is my understanding that when the Priest takes communion on the alter, it is a Mass. I have been to Mass where no one received Communion except the Priest in performance of his priestly duties at Daily Mass.


27 posted on 02/25/2010 11:56:03 AM PST by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: NYer
With the Dutch, nothing surprises me anymore.

I wonder what the gays will do in the Netherlands when it's taken over completely by the Muslims in the near future?

Somehow I just don't see the gays trying to pull these stunts in a mosque

28 posted on 02/25/2010 12:00:37 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: supermop; ConorMacNessa

You are absolutely correct!


29 posted on 02/25/2010 12:03:42 PM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

Once again we’re shown this is not at all about “live and let live”

They want to turn the bible into hate speech.
They want to turn christians into criminals.
They want to shut down the churches.

“Ouwens was arrested during the Mass on Sunday by a police officer in civilian clothes when he attempted to approach the microphone in order to address the congregation. He was subsequently charged with “mischief.””

Of course he was.
NO ONE is supposed to approach the microphone during mass except the lectors and priests.

There is absolutely no time during the mass for anyone to just “approach” the mic and start grandstand.

unbelievable.


30 posted on 02/25/2010 12:05:08 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: sydney smith

The carnival prince?

Or the pleasant man who attempted to hijack the mass?

It seems the priests knew beforehand they were being targeted by activists.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 12:07:57 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: nina0113

It’s my understanding that some protestant denominations believe the Real Presence is a temporary conditon after the blessing?

While catholics believe that once the bread is blessed the Real Presence remains.


32 posted on 02/25/2010 12:10:00 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: NYer


1 Corinthians 6: 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.



Chastity and homosexuality in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,140 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."141 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

If you're a Catholic, you are bound by Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium. Here it is plainly explained. If the "Clown" wants to receive Communion [Catholics call it Eucharist], he can leave the Catholic Church and join with a faith that allows openly homosexual behaviors. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson probably has room for this "Clown" in his church.
33 posted on 02/25/2010 12:21:05 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws. He has erected a multitude of New Offices. Who? Obama!)
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To: NYer

He could have confessed to another priest.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 12:37:01 PM PST by sydney smith
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To: sydney smith
He could have confessed to another priest.

Sure ... but that is highly unlikely. This all about retaliation. According to the article:

“Ouwens was arrested during the Mass on Sunday by a police officer in civilian clothes when he attempted to approach the microphone in order to address the congregation. He was subsequently charged with “mischief.””

35 posted on 02/25/2010 12:57:06 PM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: jonno

Calvin’s my homey!


36 posted on 02/25/2010 1:34:54 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: ConorMacNessa; nina0113

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass does not require that anyone but the priest receive the Holy Eucharist. This also shows that reception of Holy Communion is not a right but a sacrament of the Holy Catholic Church to be given to those who are in a State of Grace.


37 posted on 02/25/2010 1:43:01 PM PST by pbear8 (Climate change is a fraud like Obama)
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To: NYer

He filed this complaint with the POLICE????

Lol!!!


38 posted on 02/25/2010 3:29:25 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ArrogantBustard
Salisbury Cathedral (UK, Anglican) has a side altar with the eucharist reserved in a tabernacle. They clearly believe that something other than mere bread is present.

I've been there, but at the time I was only nominally Christian, and Baptist at that, so the two things I remember most are the BENT stone pillars (and the steel reinforcings) and the Magna Carta. I had always thought that the olden-days calligraphy was freehand. No it wasn't; you can clearly see the guidelines.

I don't remember even seeing a tabernacle, and wouldn't have known what anyone meant by the Real Presence, if I had.

39 posted on 02/26/2010 6:57:15 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Scotswife
It’s my understanding that some protestant denominations believe the Real Presence is a temporary conditon after the blessing?

I was raised Southern Baptist and it's purely commemorative to them, i.e., never anything but bread.

40 posted on 02/26/2010 6:59:30 AM PST by nina0113
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To: nina0113

I’m talking about anglicans, orthodox, lutheran.
I’m not sure about methodist?

There are other denominations that are similar in their approach, but they do not believe the Presence remains.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 7:02:07 AM PST by Scotswife
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