Glory "be"?

Question: 

I've noticed that when people pray Morning or Evening Prayer they say, "Glory to the Father, etc." and not "Glory BE to the Father..." I was told that they are different now. What happened?

--Bewildered in Boston

Answer: 

When the prayers were revised after the Second Vatican Council, newer translations were adapted which were more faithful to the Latin texts. In 1971, this prayer was updated and no longer has the "BE" in it. The correct translation in English now reads:

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
is it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

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