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Local Catholics in a Belgian town are outraged as a cruciform cow has been erected as art at the center of a consecrated Catholic church. They are urging the local bishop to have it removed and offer public prayers of reparation.
The “art” exhibit by Tom Herck is to be displayed until early December in the small parish church of Saint John the Baptist of Kuttekoven, in the Flemish town of Borgloon.
Last Sunday, a group of several dozen Catholics came to pray and demonstrate in front of the religious building where occasional Masses are still read, asking for the local bishop, Mgsr. Patrick Hoogmartens, to intervene.
Katholiek Forum say the local diocese has been slow to act on the blasphemous installation in the church of Saint John the Baptist, which has never been deconsecrated and where religious services are still held. They say the “crucified cow” is a “satanic image and a disgusting insult to God and Catholicism.”
My comments: Lifesitenews made no mention of it, but the protestors seem to have been mostly traditionalists, as the “workshop” behind the protest, Vox Populi, is affiliated with Katholiek Forum, a Dutch traditional Catholic website which is strongly critical of the Belgian episcopacy and links the Remnant and other traditionalist outlets.
It remains unclear why the parish allowed Tom Herck, an artist known for occult and anti-Catholic artwork (examples here: http://www.tomherck.com/genesis/, http://www.tomherck.com/#/framed-2/) to use a church for his exhibit.
Edit: Lifesitenews has launched a petition calling for the closure of the exhibit: https://lifepetitions.com/petition/petition-remove-the-crucified-cow-on-display-in-catholic-church