From a reader…
My daughter asked me if I had heard of an Archangel Uriel. I believe only 3 are named in Scripture and we must be careful about a name that could be an evil spirit. Info online seems to indicate there is a Uriel. Is he really an Archangel?
As you say yourself, from Scripture we know the names of three Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There are other, apocryphal names of angels, but we are not to use them or invoke them.
That said, some Christians, Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans for example, invoke Uriel. Ethiopian Christians, who accept as canonical the Book of Enoch (in which Uriel is mentioned) invoke Uriel. The Catholic Church does not accept Enoch as canonical scripture.
Moreover, a council or synod (“walking together”) held in Rome in 745 with Pope St. Zachary, wanted to curb a growing over-emphasis in the veneration of angels. Therefore, the synod reduced the officially recognized list of angels to Michael,Gabriel and Raphael, thus striking the names of others, found in apocryphal writings, such as Uriel.
So, it may be that Uriel is an Archangel. I know that Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are because the Catholic Church invokes them. We must be careful about all others.