Someone sent me a link to the “California Catholic Daily”.
"Anything For a Buck"
"California company selling “holy drinking water” blessed by “a priest, churchman, clergyman, cleric, curate, divine, ecclesiastic, elder, father, friar, holy man, lama, monk, padre, pontiff, preacher, rabbi, rector, sky pilot, or vicar”
“Holy Drinking Water” is now on sale at Rinaldi’s Market in the tiny San Joaquin County community of Linden – and soon may be available at a store near you.
Each half-ounce bottle sells for 99 cents and carries a “Warning to sinners,” which reads: “If you are a sinner or evil in nature, this product may cause burning, intense heat, sweating, skin irritation, rashes, itchiness, vomiting, bloodshot and water eyes, pale skin color, and oral irritations.”
News of Holy Drinking Water, says Wayne Enterprises, has spread to New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Canada, and Israel. Thirty-three cases have been donated to U.S. troops in Iraq. (The website asks for donations for this “pious” endeavor.) …"
At first, I thought it was a sick joke. Has anyone else seen/heard of this abominable practice? Is there anything that can be done to stop it? It’s absolutely appalling.
I was thinking about printing it out and showing my pastor. I think people should be made aware of what this company is doing and that it’s not something the Church condones.