Churches, germs, and technology
Posted by c. wagner on November 12, 2009
Who says that the Catholic church frowns on innovation?
A number of churches are installing a little device from an Italian inventor, in the hopes of cutting down on the spread of disease.
It functions like an automatic soap dispenser in public lavatories – a churchgoer waves his or her hand under a sensor and the machine spurts out holy water.
That’s right. A touchless holy water dispenser. And they’re being installed to stop the spread of disease that would be passed on by the old-fashioned communal bowls or sponges of the blessed fluid.
No word on where the Vatican stands on these changes.