Apologetics 101: The Origin of the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

· In 1925, Pope Pius XI saw how much secularism and worldly influence was eroding the faith of Catholics and causing darkness in the culture and in the Church.

· He instituted the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, to help Catholics understand that no earthly leader, no institution, no government, no political party, no social movement and no worldly business can bring peace and justice on earth. Only Jesus can.

o This feast is a reminder that Jesus has absolute dominion and authority over the events of the world.