Posts Tagged ‘holy water’

Baptism by water pistol!

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Filling a water pistol with holy water and using it for blessings or baptisms is not right. Several priests have reacted against their brother priests for keeping a social distance and baptising babies with a water pistol. The photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water pistol went viral online. In one photo, a Read more

Priest uses water pistol to maintain social distancing

Monday, May 18th, 2020

A priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a water pistol to shoot holy water. Photos posted on social media by the St. Ambrose Church show Fr. Tim Pelc shooting water into a car window as it stopped by Read more

Vatican censors Pope’s joke about whisky being the real holy water

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Footage of Pope Francis holding up a bottle of Scotch whisky and jokingly describing it as “the real holy water” was cut by the Vatican from a documentary on Scots College seminarians in Rome. Read more Related Posts:Fight poverty, hunger, disease – not each otherOn retirement Francis won’t live in Vatican nor be called…Pope jokes Read more

Bishop plans to spray holy water over city from helicopter

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura, Colombia will borrow a helicopter and spray his city with holy water on July 14 in order to cleanse it from all the demons. “We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura from the air and pour holy water onto it… to see if we exorcise all Read more

Infected Bali holy water brings on eye trouble

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

An Auckland woman came close to losing sight in one eye after bathing in contaminated water in Bali. Fighting the infection the lawyer and mother-of-two endured five days of sleep deprivation, woken hourly to have antibiotics administered. Last month Jenine​ Briggs went to Bali on a week-long yoga retreat. During the retreat she visited the Read more

Fighting malware with holy water

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

After malware hacked as many as 200,000 computers throughout the world, the Russians have an idea: blessing the computers with holy water. In a photo shared by @EnglishRussia1 on Twitter, Patriarch Kirill can be seen blessing the computers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in hopes to protect them from the WannaCry virus. Read more Read more

Auckland bishop labels Madonna material highly offensive

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, has described some of pop-singer Madonna’s performances as ‘highly offensive to Christianity’. Bishop Dunn’s comments, made to the New Zealand Herald, came ahead of performances by Madonna in Auckland. “There is no question in my mind that some of Madonna’s material is highly offensive to Christianity and will Read more

Holy water in Austria unsafe to drink

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Researchers said holy water at religious shrines and churches in Austria is often contaminated with fecal matter and bacteria. Scientists at Vienna University medical school’s Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology advised the faithful not to drink water, especially in hospital chapels. They came to the conclusion after analyzing the water quality at 21 “holy” Read more