Rev. Matthew Barzare of St. Anne Church in Cow Island, La told the press that “crop-dusting” the community with so-called “holy water” was the best way to bless as many people as possible in the shortest period of time.
We kid you not.
After Saturday’s mass, parishioners from the church in southwestern Louisiana went to an airstrip a few miles away with more than 100 gallons of water. The priest then did some hocus pocus and “blessed” the water to be poured out over the community.
Churchgoers brought with them 100 gallons of water, which was loaded into the crop duster.
“I blessed it there, and we waited for the pilot to take off,” Barzare said.
He continued, “I’ve blessed some buckets for people and such, but never that much water.”
There was no confirmation that the aircraft was thoroughly cleaned of pesticides and toxic chemicals before being mixed with water, and some are rightly concerned the church might have inadvertently poisoned some in the community.
In June, Pulpit & Pen reported on a Romanist church in Columbia pouring Holy Water out of a helicopter over the community.
There is no Bible passage that refers to any such thing as “blessed water” and tells believers not to engage in silly superstitions.
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 1 Timothy 4:7