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Christ the King Must Reign, Beginning in His Church

October 2020 Edition Now Available – Preview HERE

Dear Friends in Christ,

St. Paul tells us that “He [Christ] must reign, until He hath put all His enemies under His feet” (1 Cor. 15:25). Our Lord has had many enemies throughout the ages, of course, and in response has raised up numerous Saints to combat and defeat them by His grace.

In response to the arch-heretic Arius, for example, He raised up St. Athanasius (d. A.D. 373) and a handful of other orthodox Fathers to defend the truth that Our Lord Jesus Christ is “consubstantial with the Father” (Nicene Creed). Several centuries later, in response to the Albigensian heresy, Our Lord raised up St. Dominic (d. 1221) to preach the Holy Rosary in order to deliver poor souls “from the snares of the devil” (2 Tim. 2:26).

More recently, Our Lord raised up Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991) to maintain fidelity “to Eternal Rome, Mistress of wisdom and truth,” while resisting “the Rome of neo-Modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies which were clearly evident in the Second Vatican Council and, after the Council, in all the reforms which issued from it” (1974 Declaration). This same prelate was a true apostle of the Social Kingship of Christ, as is evident in his sermons and especially in his book, They Have Uncrowned Him.

And today, in 2020, Our Lord has raised up another archbishop, His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, to take up Archbishop Lefebvre’s mantle and vigorously oppose what he calls “a parallel church…superimposed over and diametrically opposed to the true Church of Christ” since Vatican II (June 9 statement).

In August, His Excellency gave a spiritual conference to LifeSiteNews staff (transcript published Aug. 12) “on the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” emphasizing the need to “revive our faith in the Universal Kingship of Our Divine Savior.” Citing this lecture, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski observes in the conclusion to his series on Catholic Social Teaching (published in this month’s edition): “We should be deeply grateful to Archbishop Viganò for calling our attention, once again, to the urgent need for Christ to be hailed once again as our King – first and foremost, by the Church herself.” Indeed, we should!

The Social Kingship of Christ has always been at the heart of CFN’s mission. Through our monthly paper, website, video apostolate, and social media presence, our goal is to lead all souls to “the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ” (Pius XI, Quas Primas).

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Thanking you in advance for your generous support, I wish you a blessed Month of the Holy Rosary and Feast of Christ the King (Oct. 25, 2020)! Sacred Heart of Jesus, may Thy Kingdom come! Immaculate Heart of Mary, may thy triumph come!

In Christus Rex,

Matt Gaspers, Managing Editor

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. He has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center. He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. He has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center. He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.