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QUAERITUR: Is water blessed with the newer rites really holy water?

From a reader:
I’ve heard it claimed that holy water blessed via the new rite isn’t true holy water since the new rite doesn’t include prayers of exorcism; in other words, according to the person telling me this, such water is merely “blessed water” … Continue reading

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Dumb liberal idea #3464: Removing Holy Water during Lent

Some of you have been to church already this Lent. Some of you will go tonight for Stations of the Cross. All of you will go on Sunday.
Each year we are seeing a lessening of liturgical stupidity, as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Removal of Crucifixes from church during Lent. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
At my parish, we have a tradition of taking down and stowing away the San Damiano Cross replica that hangs from the ceiling over our sanctuary. This year, I discovered the plenary indulgence for praying before a crucifix … Continue reading

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Blessed Waters and You.

In another entry I answered a question about water suitable for valid baptism.  Someone asked about Holy Water.  Here are a few notes about different blessed waters we Catholics use and enjoy.  This is not meant to be exhaustive, of … Continue reading

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Dumb liberal idea #3464 = Reason #583739 for Summorum Pontificum: Removing Holy Water during Lent

If there are any priests out there who remove Holy Water from the stoops in church for Lent…
KNOCK IT OFF!
And if you, dear readers, go into a church and you see this idiocy… for the love of God, DON’T bless … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water

From a reader:
Retrieving some books from storage this afternoon, I came across a bottle of holy water that I filled at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham a *long* time ago — more than 20 years ago.  The bottle … Continue reading

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Dumb liberal idea #3464: Removing Holy Water during Lent

I noticed at Bonfire of the Vanities an entry profoundly dopey idea of removing Holy Water from fonts at the entrances of churches during Lent.
I have written about this really dumb idea several times.
Empty holy water fonts … Continue reading

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