Surprising the demons

Fr Z had a discussion about the blessing of Holy Water the other day, picked up by Rorate Caeli wondering What is it?

I always bless holy water using the traditional exorcisms and blessings. It is amusing to think of some demon, infesting someone's house or life, getting complacent at the thought of being sprinkled with water filled with good intentions, and then finding himself seared with salt and water exorcised with the power of Christ that he just wasn't expecting. (Apologies for the broken window as the demon flees in terror.)

You can see why the demons tried especially hard to stop the election of Pope Benedict and the publication of Summorum Pontificum.

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