- Feb 23, 2021
The Catholic faithful across the United States are being invited to pray for Pope Francis as he celebrates 50 years as a priest.
The U.S. bishops voted to approve close to 300 new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours. The Nov. 12 vote was 205-5 with two abstentions.
Affirming “the reality of evil in the world, but above all, affirm(ing) the sovereignty of Jesus to overcome any and all evil on a personal level and in the world,” the U.S. bishops are releasing a new collection of prayers drawn from the first official English translation of the Church’s ritual for exorcise to the general public, titled “Prayers Against the Powers of Darkness.”