The New Age and the esoteric currents accompanying it brought a renewed interest in angels.
However, there is a dangerous tendency to request the intercession of angelic spirits not in the Bible, as in the case of Uriel.
On the EWTN show Scripture and Tradition, host Father Mitch Pacwa answers a question about requesting the intercession of the supposed archangel Uriel .
Priest explains what every Catholic should know about Archangel Uriel
“We know of Uriel from an apocryphal book. We do not accept this book – the fourth book of Esdras -this is not a book that is in the Bible,” Father Pacwa.
“As such,” he continues, “nothing from Revelation is known for sure. And so, we do not accept [the fourth book of Esdras].”
The priest adds that Catholics “do not name angels and do not take angels who are not mentioned in Scripture.”
“It is good for us to stay with what God has given us–with what the Holy Spirit has inspired in the writings of Sacred Scripture, and we just do not know about the inspiration of these other books like Esdras.”
“So we will stick with the angels we do know – St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, and St. Michael.”
However, he says if we desire to pray to an angel, he encourages the St. Michael prayer.
“Unlike Uriel, who was told we can’t seek his intercession, Pope Leo XIII urged us – especially at this time when there is much evil – to seek the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel. Use that prayer and do so with great confidence.”
Watch the video below:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! ⚔️🛡️⚔️
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