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Wherein Fr. Z rants and points a finger

In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points.  Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: More about removal of Holy Water at church because of the Chinese Virus. BYOB!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: 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”. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must Holy Water fonts be flowing all the time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Quick question. In our diocesan review today for a new church I’ve designed, our progressive director of liturgy said that we are REQUIRED to have flowing water in our font according to the authority of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop order Holy Water removed from churches? Wherein Fr. Z URGENTLY rants. ACTION ITEM FOR BISHOPS AND PRIESTS!!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a bishop validly restrict or totally eliminate access to holy water during times of flu season or other sickness? Our local bishop just did this, and all of our holy water fonts were GONE this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Different kinds of Holy Water

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus, my parish in Tokyo has temporarily discontinued the use of Holy Water upon entrance to the chapel. This has me thinking about the various types of Holy Water. Can … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT / PODCAzT 172: Blessing Holy Water in Latin with the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a priest: Could you record for your priestly audience the correct pronunciation for the Holy Water blessing in Latin? Sure!   I can do that. I will also include this in the What Does The Prayer Really Sound Like series, … Continue reading

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Stupid Idea: Sand in holy water fonts during Lent. Fr. Z opines.

You would think that this stupid idea would have been eradicated by now but, no. I am sure that in some places you readers will see that Holy Water has been removed from the stoops – at the beginning of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we cook with or drink Holy Water?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it a sin to drink/use to cook/use for other purposes BLESSED WATER A/O SALT? No, it is not a sin!  On the contrary.  Blessed salt and bless water are meant, among other purposes, also for consumption.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water

What are priests for? Short answer: They offer sacrifice. The role of the priest is to confect the Eucharist, absolve sins, impart blessings, preside at all manner of approved rites.   The jocular Scriptural basis for this is, of course, “For … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Humidifiers filled with Holy Water

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw a meme today to the effect of: Humidifiers fill air with water molecules from a source of water. If that source of water was Holy Water, would it essentially cleanse the room of all … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How long does holy water stay blessed?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I got to wondering about the properties of holy water. Since so much water has been blessed before and recycled throughout time, does the church have comments about the length that water stays “holy”? Or is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Removing Holy Water during Lent

From a reader… I am currently serving at a parish as a transitional deacon. On Thursday I noticed along with the parishioners that the Holy Water was removed from the entrance of the church. They were looking all around for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Diluting Holy Salty Water… Salty Holy Water… just plain Holy Water

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Fr Z! Our pastor puts a lot of salt in the holy water. So much so that a MASSIVE crust forms on our font at home. Is it OK to dilute the holy water a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holy ICE! Holy Water freezing in the stoop.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have included some pictures as a visual aid for my question. Today I went to confession at a church well over 100 years old. As such, the entrance ways are quite cold in the winter, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “reclaim” my property for the Lord after a Hindu procession goes by?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all of the amazing information you share with us each day on your website. I have learned so much in the past 6 months. I have a question that I would like your … Continue reading

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