On Sunday 11 July, Pastor Paul Vlaar of Obdam celebrated the Holy Eucharist in the spirit of the Football World Cup.
Bishop Joseph Punt of Haarlem-Amsterdam has suspended the parish priest. Father Vlaar acted as a goalkeeper during Mass, standing in front of a goal as a parishioner kicked a soccer ball down the aisle.
Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.”
Wow. That is way warped. Let’s make sports our god. Crazy.