Month of Christ the King: The Dogma of Christ the King and Catholic Politics (I)

Christ the King with the choir of angels (Retablo Santa María la Real), Hans Memling.

Originally published: LA ESPERANZA October 1, 2021

We are all familiar with the 1925 Encyclical of Pius XI, Quas primas, on the social kingship of Christ.

I would say that it is a concretion of his first encyclical, Ubi arcano, from 1922, on the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of God; and also a continuation of the program of Saint Pius X and Benedict XV of establishing everything in Christ. And in truth, Quas Primas begins by recalling what was said in Ubi Arcano: the way to restore the reign of Jesus Christ is to recognize His kingship and this is achieved especially by the liturgical worship of Christ the King.

Juan Fernando SegoviaConsejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II

Translation by Alférez Matthew ScullinCírculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas

***In the inaugural session of the Conversations of La Esperanza, Professor Juan Fernando Segovia, from the University of Mendoza, director of the Center for Historical Studies of the Philip II Hispanic Studies Council, divided into thirty brief points, almost meditative, as a reflection on the dogma of the kingship of Christ and on Catholic politics. It seemed to us that we could offer it to our readers, before they are jointly published in an upcoming issue of Verbo magazine, one point each day, ending with the thirtieth on October 31, the feast day. In this way we will better prepare ourselves to have, God willing, more use***