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

Felipe II offering the Infante don Fernando to Heaven. Tiziano

Originally published by: LA ESPERANZA October 15, 2021

15. To these doctrines it is necessary to impute, first, a serious metaphysical error: the political community corresponds to the nature of man, it is not an accident of the Church but of the human being.

That naturalness of the political community and its authorities, seen from the dogma of Christ the King, acquires a new resonance. The royalty of politics –through the order of created things– is linked to the «royalty» of Christ, Creator of things and Orderer of them, since He participates in it. It is determined, for the same reason, by His royalty (Danilo Castellano, «Christian politics: theory and practice», Verbo, Madrid, no. 417-418, 2003, pp. 639-647).

Juan Fernando Segovia, Consejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II

Translation by Alférez Matthew ScullinCírculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas