Quas Primas is, arguably, the most important papal encyclical since the French Revolution and quite possibly stretching back since the august reforms of the Council of Trent. Pope Pius XI's document is just as relevant today as when it was promulgated (1925) since the world, including the Church, has descended into full-blown secularism with no sign of a turnaround. Fr. Fahey was particularly delighted by Quas Primas and often praised it.

While conservatives of all stripes form societies, create websites, hold conferences, write books, and publish papers which lament the downfall of the culture, nearly all their activities conspicuously exclude the King of the Universe. Similarly, many semi-traditional/Indult/Motu Catholics ignore the solid teachings of the true popes (such as Quas Primas) and, instead, squander their time trying to decipher "secrets," and seek revelations in "apparitions," all to the great amusement and, no doubt, ridicule of committed Protestants and Rationalists.

The importance of Pius XI's encyclical inspired the French priest, Reverend A. Phillipe, C.SS.R., to write the brief, but weighty catechism entitled, Christ, King of Nations: A Catechism of Divine Rights in Society within a year of Quas Primas' publication. Father Phillipe's work remains one of the best treatments of the Kingship of Christ doctrine available today in an area that still needs more study, research and discussion.

This gem did not get past the astute eyes of Father Phillipe's countryman, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who wrote a prologue to the 1989 edition. The Archbishop, an obvious proponent of the Kingship of Christ, insightfully remarked: "To abandon this article of our Faith [the Kingship of Christ], not only by liberal Catholics, but also by the hierarchy of the Church, quickly leads to apostasy and the secularization of societies which were once Catholic. Where Our Lord does not reign, Satan takes the Throne." [my emphasis] It is too bad that the current leadership of the Society that the Archbishop founded no longer subscribes to such Catholic thinking, but instead, seeks to "negotiate" with the Conciliar Church's principle paedophile-enabler, Benedict-Ratzinger, and the gang of apostates, rapists, perverts, and embezzlers with which he willingly surrounds himself.

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Author Rev A Philippe
Publisher Instauratio Press
Year of Publication 1992

Christ, King of Nations. A Catechism of Divine Rights in Society

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