Sunday, October 28, 2012

Today is The Feast of Christ the King Against the Errors of Laicism

The last Sunday in October was declared according to the will of Pope Pius XI. as the Mystery of the Kingship of Jesus Christ.  This feast is no "eschatological" one -- Christ will rule at the end of times --, but today is a memorial directed against the "social errors".  This error is laicism.

The Feast of Christ the King proclaims the right of Jesus Christ over the hearts of individuals, families and the social life. and the commonwealth.

Pope Pius XI. introduced the feast with the Encyclical "Quas Primas".

Why a Liturgical Feast to honor Christ the King?  Pius XI wrote in his circular letter:

IN THE FIRST ENCYCLICAL LETTER which We addressed at the beginning of Our Pontificate to the Bishops of the universal Church, We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and we said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of the Empire of Our Lord. We were led in the meantime to indulge the hope of a brighter future at the sight of a more widespread and keener interest evinced in Christ and his Church, the one Source of Salvation, a sign that men who had formerly spurned the rule of our Redeemer and had exiled themselves from his kingdom were preparing, and even hastening, to return to the duty of obedience.

Link to New Advent for the Encyclical...

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Anonymous said...

An internet translation from what was posted on the SSPX German site:

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Sunday the 28th October 2012 at 10:56 clock

altDer last Sunday in October is by the will of Pope Pius XI. the mystery of the kingdom of Jesus Christ dedicated. This festival is not an "eschatological" - Christ will rule at the end of times - but this day is for a "social heresy" directed memorial. This heresy is secularism.

The Christ the King feast proclaimed the rights of Jesus Christ over the hearts of individuals, families, social life and the community.

Pope Pius XI. This festival began in 1925 with the Enzyklia "Quas primate" field.

Why a liturgical feast of Christ the King? Pius XI. said it in his newsletter as follows:

"More than any of even the most impressive documents of the magisterium have. The annual remembrance day of the holy mysteries effective influence on the instruction of the people in matters of faith and hereby on his rise to the delights of the inner life The documents go so mostly in the hands of a small number of learned men to capture the fortress, however, and teach all believers, those who speak it were only once, but these every year, and forever; those aimed at the mind, touch them but in healthy ways and hearts, so the whole person.

Because man is made of body and soul, he needs the stimulation provided by the external celebrations of festivals, so he encouraged by the variety and splendor of the sacred ceremonies, the divine teachings in abundantly receiving in his heart and that, after she had gone over to speak in the flesh, are bearing fruit for the spiritual progress of his life leave.

What was the reason for this celebration?:

"If we order now, Christ was to be venerated by the whole Catholic world as king, so we want to also meet the needs of our time and to oppose an effective cure that plague that has afflicted human society. The plague of our time is the so-called secularism with his errors and wicked intentions.

You know, venerable brothers, that this plague is not broke in one day, but for a long time the States secretly threatened. They began to deny Christ's reign over all nations; you fought the church from their right, the proceeds from the rights of Jesus Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws to govern the people, to lead them to eternal happiness . Gradually, the Christian religion has been equated with the other, false religions and most degrading manner presented with such a step, after which it was subjected to the secular authorities, and delivered them from the arbitrary power of the rulers and statesmen. Went even further those who were speculating on it to replace the divine religion by something like a natural religion, or a merely sentimental religiosity. Some states even believed to be able to do without God, they made the unbelief of their religion and tried to forget God consciously and deliberately. "

And Pius XI. continues with a solemn reminder that every Catholic should not forget, especially the prelates and designer of the community:

"For the States but the annual celebration of this festival will be a reminder that the state leaders and authorities, as well as ordinary citizens, have a duty to honor Christ publicly and to obey him. They will always keep alive the idea of ​​that final judgment in them, in which Christ, who was banished from public life and neglect of contempt and ignored, is relentlessly strict avenge such shameful abuse.

It is a requirement of his divine dignity, that the whole of human society be governed by the laws of God and Christian principles sight, both in legislation and case law, as well as to educate the youth to sound doctrine and moral integrity. "


Absolutely amazing that any bishop can read those words and not know that the Modernists' errors have taken over the officially recognized Church. Or maybe they do?