There are several bishops who could for their excellence merit their own WDTPRS category.
This comes from a reader:
Thought you might like to see that some good bishops are trying to curb any nuttiness regarding sand/rocks/thumb tacks in the holy water fonts this Lent. This came from Bp. Finn [of Kansas City, MO] to all pastors in the diocese:
FROM THE OFFICE OF WORSHIP
1) HOLY WATER DURING LENT
In the recent past, it has been the practice in some parishes to remove Holy Water from the fonts during Lent and replace it with either nothing, or with other material.
While this is a worthy thought, [well…] it is not in conformity with the discipline of the Church. The Church’s long-standing custom has been for the fonts to be dry only from Holy Thursday until the Easter Vigil.
Bishop Finn asks that all parishes observe the customary practice of empty fonts from Holy Thursday until the end of the Easter Vigil, rather than the unapproved practice of dry fonts for the entire duration of Lent.
Kudos to Bp. Finn!
I wrote about the issue here.
Removal of Holy Water from fonts during Lent is a sign that the people doing so have a less than clear sense of what Lent is for or what Holy Water is.