From a reader…
Our TLM group shares a church with the NO parish and they have removed holy water from the stoops at the entrance. Apparently our Bishop has instructed this to be done to avoid anything being “shared”. Is this reasonable? I don’t understand the logic behind it.
Some chanceries and parishes are freaking half-way out. Half-way, because they don’t mention the backs of pews or door handles, etc., that people grab.
Remove Holy Water… well, okay.
However, there should still be Holy Water available at church, in a large container. BYOB. Bring your own bottle, fill it, and use it going into church!
Then use it going in and out of your home!
It could be that this virus scare will raise awareness of what Holy Water is for.
As I have written many times, Holy Water is blessed for use by people precisely for health of soul and of body. It’s right there in the traditional blessing of Holy Water. I confine myself to the traditional form, which blessed Holy Water, rather than the newfangled form which probably institutes “happy water”.
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