On Sunday, November 20, the feast of Christ the King, Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave a 13-minute homily.
Pius XI in 1925 established this feast of Christ the King. He wrote these words: “These manifold evils are due to the fact that the majority of men in both public and private have thrust God and His holy laws out of our lives.” That’s what’s happening now. But the good news is that we have a king who will provide for us.
He asks for our gifts. “What return shall I make to the Lord for all He has given to me?” We render our time, time we spend at Mass. We render tithing – money, work, energy.
Pius instituted Christ the King to show that Europe was turning her back on the Church, just as we are doing in the U.S. is doing today. In spite of this, Christ is still the King.