Today, on the Novus Ordo calendar, is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. As such, today will be the first time in the last year that most Catholics will hear a word about the Lord’s Kingship. The bad news, however, is that they will likely hear some limpwristed protestant drivel about Christ being the King of our hearts.
(Queue up that miserable 1970’s song Feelings, nothing more than feelings…)
They will also likely be told that “My kingdom is not of this world” is proof that Our Lord’s reign is not “political,” and yada, yada, yada.
How many pastors would be willing to include substantial excerpts from Quas Primas in their homilies? How many even have a clue that this magnificent encyclical is every bit as much the teaching of the Church today as it was the day it was written?
In any event, I suppose it’s time to take take down… I mean update, the poster I made last year.