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The Holy Father’s curious comment...


In a story on CNA we read that the Holy Father gave an interview to La Vanguardia.

Inter alia, His Holiness said,

I pray every day the divine office every day with the Psalms of David. We do the 150 psalms in one week.

This leads me to wonder if Pope Francis is using the older, traditional Roman Breviary rather than the newer Liturgy of the Hours.  In the LotH you don’t get all 150 psalms in a week.  As a matter of fact, I am not sure you get all 150 at all.

Of course it is entirely possible that His Holiness just got it wrong.  I think there are a lot of clerics out there who diligently say their office with the new books and have the notion that they say all the psalms in a week.  The important thing is that they say their prayers. on way or another, with an approved version of the office.

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."