Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christus Rex

Today is the liturgical solemnity of Christ the King. In a way, today might be considered the feast day of this blog, which is dedicated to bringing about the reign of Christ the King to the greatest extent possible within society.

The homily where I attended Mass today called for attention and devotion to Saint Thomas More: to the lessons to be learned from his life and the help to gained by his intercession. He has been on my sidebar since day one, because he is a crucial figure for the proposed reclamation of the social reign for Christ's dominion.

The recent "Manhattan Declaration" is a worthy embodiment of the ethic of this great saint, who was always "the King's good servant, but God's first." As the health care debate kicks into full swing, and the battle over the redefinition of marriage and all that that contest entails finds its way into new States, we need to remain vigilant, pray for our leaders - social and ecclesial - and remember that Christ has no voice in this world if not our own.


  1. Glad to see you blogging again!

    I think we should build a wonderful celebration around the Feast of Christ the King. It needs a festival.

  2. I agree. I remember reading somewhere that some cultures do have parades and such on that date.

    It's interesting to note that in the old calendar, this feast falls on the last Sunday of October - which is celebrated by our separated brethren as "Reformation Day." One of the intentions in moving it, according to many liturgists, is that Christ the King should be a day of more universal and ecumenical celebration, recognizing that Christ claims all the baptized as members of His body and, if you will, His Army in the world. Another reason why the Manhattan Declaration's timing is so, well, timely.

    And thanks, by the way - I'm glad to be back. I've never been good at keeping up with this sort of thing, though not from lack of having something to say (my friends will tell you that much). I hope to be more regular about it now, though.


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