G_Force saidNow what did you do to their "holy" water? I'm sure we will hear about some sicko poisoning the water.
Maybe just full of microorganisms, from using unclean containers, and/or letting it be stored for too long before use. I remember when I was an RC altar boy
that the supply of holy water for the church fonts was in a couple of big glass jugs, that the nuns would refill for the priests to bless, thereby making it "holy." And the jugs would sit around unrefrigerated in the sacristy for the daily refilling of the fonts (the small vessels into which people dipped their fingers to bless themselves as they entered the church).
In our church, BTW, those fonts contained a small sponge, which is what you actually pressed your fingers into, to moisten them with holy water, rather than plunge them into water to come out dripping wet. And even as a small child I wondered how sanitary that was, all these thousands of people touching them over the course of a week.
And indeed, the nuns did replace the font sponges every few weeks, from a big supply they had in a sacristy cabinet. I wonder if that's still done these days, and what happens during a flu outbreak? Any RC's here?