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Why is the Solemnity of Christ the King set apart?

The Solemnity of Christ the King (this year, Nov. 22) “was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist.

“The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ’s royalty over individuals, families, society, governments and nations,” according to CatholicCulture.org. The Mass for the feast establishes that Christ is God, as well as Redeemer and Head of the Church. The readings also reflect that he has dominion over the world.

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