Feast of Christ the King 2016

Father Jason Christian (Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas parish) spoke about the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ on October 27, 2016 for the Charlotte Latin Mass Community’s (CLMC) 3rd Latin Mass class series.

Father Christian’s talk addressed the issues of what is the role of Christ and His Church among temporal governments and nations.  He also introduced the Charlotte faithful to Blessed Karl I of Austria, the last Catholic Emperor and ruler of Europe, who best exemplified these teachings as called for in Pope Pius XI’s 1925 encyclical Quas Primas.


The Social Kingship of Christ and Blessed Karl of Austria (65 minutes)



Supplemental Material


Puritan’s Empire by Charles Coulombe

Puritan’s Progress: A Catholic Perspective Vol 1. by Charles Coulombe

Liberty the god that failed by Christopher Ferrara

History of Christendom, Volumes 1-6, by Dr. Warren Carroll

Catholic history books by Msgr. Philip Hughes (some are out of print)

Social Kingship of Christ, Michael Davies


Encyclicals/Papal letters

Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI, 1925

Libertas, Pope Leo XIII, 1888

Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae (Heresy of Americanism) by Pope Leo XIII, 1899

Vehementer Nos, Pope Pius X, 1906



Blessed Karl Canonization cause

Servant of God Empress Zita Beatification cause (Bl. Karl’s wife)


Governments that recently acknowledged Christ’s kingship

Aliquippa, PA (May 2016)

Peru (October 2016)

Poland (November 2016)