Today, FIB comes into work on a Sunday to commemorate the Feast of Christ the King on the new calendar. First, a little musical tribute:

The theme of this feast, founded by gun-toting Pope Pius XI, is Christ’s social kingship.  Emphasis should be placed on Christ not only as savior and lord of Christians, but also as the true end of all government and the rightful lord of all mankind.

Not that you hear about such ideas anymore.

(By the way, the title of this post comes from a chorus from Judas Maccabeus  by Handel.  It was sung by the choir today at the Shrine in honor of the feast.  The irony is that Judas was written on a royal commission to honor the triumph of the Duke of Cumberland, who was returning from slaughtering the Catholic Irish.)