You realize, don't you, that most Catholics do not read Catholic blogs or dish outside mainstream Catholic media?
So anyway. An older lady was filling the holy water fonts at church, and I asked her if she gets it from the baptismal-pool-fountain or from a separate holy water reservoir-tank. She looked at me like I was nuts and told me she takes it from the baptismal font. She said it is real holy water.
I tried to explain that I was only asking because I read so much online about using the old ritual to bless holy water, exorcists recommend it - so I'm told - because the prayers are this and that and they use salt. She looked at me like I was nuts again, and politely said, "this is the water Father asked me to use. He blessed it last night and dipped the Easter Candle in it and everything."
And I felt really, really nuts.
I wasn't challenging her, I just wanted to know if that was the water I was supposed to use to fill my bottle to go.
It was another sign I read too much crap online about exorcists and Fr. Z and how much the devil hates Latin, and The Book of Blessings is crap and you need exorcism salt in the water and the right prayers and you can't receive communion in the hand or else they will turn black in purgatory and if you wear jeans to Mass you're no damn good - would you dress like that for Oscars? and there's a huge storm coming and 1/3 of humanity will be wiped out on the first Thursday of March April or May on a date which coincides with a major event in the Church and the feast day of a martyr for receiving communion on the tongue only.
Now tell me who is nuts.
Still me? Fine. Thanks so much.
BTW - being Easter, there is not one rabbit in my backyard - which just goes to show everyone - they are all out delivering Easter baskets!