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

The current president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, during the 2020 presidential inauguration. Presidencia/Reuters

Originally published by: LA ESPERANZA October 18, 2021

18. The feast of Christ the King, Pius XI hoped, would be the medicine for the ills of our century. Therefore, he placed it at the end of the liturgical year, crowning it, he consecrates the last Sunday of October to the celebration of this Feast (No. 16).

The Feast of Christ the King would come to repair the public apostasy that results from secularism. Pius XI has in mind that Christ is «King of all humanity» (No. 15), so he orders the cult to be equally universal, not metaphorically but truly and actually: the King of the Universe must be recognized by the entire universe. And then he writes:

«Because the greater the unworthy silence with which the sweet name of our Redeemer is silenced in international conferences and in Parliaments, the higher must be the proclamation of that name by the faithful and the energy in the affirmation and defense of the rights of His royal dignity and power» (No. 13).

Juan Fernando Segovia, Consejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II

Translation by Alférez Matthew ScullinCírculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas