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Bishop mandates prayer to St. Michael after every Mass

CWN - May 09, 2011

An Illinois bishop has decreed that the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel be said after every Mass in his diocese.

“Disbelief in Satan and the forces of evil leaves us unable to resist them,” said Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield. “That is why it is good to remember the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. We need to remember that each time we pray we work to defeat our real enemies, not each other, but rather the devil and his evil spirits.”

“Both John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have urged the faithful to pray it daily, and especially after Mass,” he added.

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  • Posted by: DrJazz - May. 09, 2011 7:44 AM ET USA

    I wish this would be done in every parish in every diocese.

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