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Christ The King.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our Divine King has given us commands and laws and He has Rights and we know that his Rights impose a corresponding obligation upon us. The first commandment is our great guide as to how to be faithful subjects of our King: "Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and thy whole soul and thy whole mind."[Mt22:38] and the words from the Lord's prayer:"Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done."[Mt:6:9-15] And Our Lord's words; "You will live on in my love if you me keep my commandments [Jn 15:10]He taught us and we must live by this and Our Lord told us He would be with His Church all days until the consummation of the world[Mt;28:20.]Our Lord God has Rights and so too His Church; the Roman Catholic Church and to whom He gave authority for interpretation and teaching and to bring all on the way of salvation[Mt16:18-19.]
The Rights of Christ the King and of His Church being overlooked means that we live with the consequences today.

QUAS PRIMAS: The Feast of Christ The King.

When Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ The King in 1925 it was at a time when world peace was precarious, as it is today. It was also a time when increasingly rulers and governments were ever increasingly excluding Our Lord's commandments and teachings from legislation, rules and practices, as they are today. Pope Pius had taken as his Papal motto: "The Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ" and for which he tirelessly worked.
Pope Pius wrote in his encyclical Quas Primas [On The Feast of Christ The King] about the state of society and about the "plague of ant-clericalism" and that:"The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences .." and indeed he also wrote "The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied...." The Pope goes on to say that he firmly hopes that the Feast of the Kingship of Christ...""may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior" and he continues with a rallying cry to Catholics to "bear the torch of truth" and that:

"If the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight
courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic
zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter
and estranged from him and would valiantly defend his rights." *

And Pope Pius had a warning for rulers:

"Nations will be reminded by the annual celebration of this feast that not only private
individuals but also rulers and princes are bound to give public honor and obedience
to Christ. It will call to their minds the thought of the last judgment, wherein Christ,
who has been cast out of public life, despised, neglected and ignored, will most
severely avenge these insults, for the kingly dignity demands that the State should
take account of the commandments of God and of Christian principles, both in
making laws and in administering justice, and also in providing for the young a
sound moral education." *

The Sacred Heart.

The Feast of Christ the King is very much linked to the devotion to and the mission of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

*Pope Pius XI Encyclical Quas Primas: On The Feast of Christ The King (see Link below)

Pope Pius XI

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