well this might sound, unintelligent, but the way i see holy water, it does not contain the presence of Christ, it has no physical power that i know … I can’t grab a bottle of holy water as a Catholic and run around the streets of my town splashing people with it and telling them they are now baptized and are apart of the Catholic faith. * I could, but it would a meaningless act it wouldn’t count *
Now if i can back up on myself i think i should have asked, what do we use holy water for as lay people, other than to bless ourselves when entering the Church, and then more over, why do we do that ? Why is it important to us as Catholics to bless ourselves with Holy Water upon entering.
Once one answers that, I think then it might be safe to say, what ever Pagan Rituals might want the use of Holy Water for, are thus an empty act any way you look at it. These people may get their jollies off of using Holy Water, but it isn’t as if they can use Holy Water to make something that is against God to thus be acknowledge by God.
The misuse of the Eucharist though by people is a matter worth fighting for, i don’t think i would personally hesitate to pop a young kid upside the head if i saw him trying to abuse the Eucharist and not consume it and walk off with it.