Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Background briefing. The Catholics of Barbados were treated to the spectacle of the UK's most anti-Catholic Prime Minister of modern times reading the Lesson while on holiday in their country in August. This was mentioned by Quentin de la Bedoyere in his Charterhouse column in the Catholic Herald (Jan 5th), citing as his source Christopher Campbell-Johnson SJ.
Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael
Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen