Holy water not holy enough

The miraculous properties of holy water don’t extend to disinfectant properties, it seems. From a Guardian article about swine flu:

Today, the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend John Gladwin, advised his diocese to temporarily end the use of holy water for fear it could pass the virus through congregations. (from the Guardian, 14 July 2009)

3 thoughts on “Holy water not holy enough

  1. Well, I suppose germs and viruses aren’t considered demons. Still, I’d have to say it’s an improvement if churches are at least owning up to the fallibility of holy water and looking out for people’s health.

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