34th Sunday of Year B
In the gospel for today’s Feast of Christ the King (Jn. 18:33b-37) we are given the humble and patient God, writes Father Cummins.
BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE
Celebrant & Homilist: Msgr. Kevin Hart Guest Choir: Resurrection Catholic Church, Burtonsville, MD
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Sunday Podcast Archive
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 25, 2018 .
The liturgical year ends with the feast of Christ the King. This day reminds us what the Christian thing is all about: that Jesus really is the king, the Lord of our lives; that we belong utterly to him; and that we can say, with St. Paul, “It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.”
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 25, 2012 .
At the end of the liturgical year, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. But Christ’s kingship is different from any with which we’re familiar – his kingdom “does not belong to this world.” His kingship doesn’t demand violence, but truth. Following him brings us closer to God’s grace.
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 22, 2009
Christ’s kingship cannot be properly understood outside Israel’s expectations for the Messiah. Jesus of Nazareth fulfills these expectations, yet in surprising and unexpected ways.
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 23, 2003
The final Sunday of the Liturgical year is dedicated to Christ the King. One of the earliest forms of Christian proclamation was “Jesus is Lord.” This was meant to be provocative, since Caesar was customarily described as Lord of the world. The first Christians were saying that Jesus is the one who must in every sense command, direct, and order our lives. Is Jesus truly the King of your life? That’s the hard question which this feast raises.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, shares thoughts on preaching pro-life on the Feast of Christ the King, Year B. Fr. Frank notes that the readings are all about the dominion of Christ as King. This is where the Church’s teaching on the right to life is based.
Father Frank Pavone
CHRIST’S DOMINION OVER HUMAN LIFE
SOURCE: Priests for Life
Life Issues Homilies
Lifeissues.net website publishes articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae, and related homilies by Fr. Al Cariño, O.M.I., Fr. Tony Pueyo, and others.
The Feast of Christ the King allows us to reflect on two basic questions which have grave implications in our lives: Is Christ really king? If so, what kind of King is He?
Blessed Charles the Foucauld who spent his ministry among poor desert people chose to follow Jesus because no one else could be lower. Jesus chose the lowest place and nobody could take it away from him.
No merely human words can impart divine life. When heaven and earth pass away, all human wisdom, all art, literature, all human achievement will pass away with it. But Christ’s words are different. His words endure, they are eternal, they contain the seeds of eternal life, and so all who feed on his words bring into themselves something eternal.
Summary: “What is truth” – real truth? He is Jesus Christ, “the way, the truth and the life.” Only his “truth . . . will free us” from this world or the world of the walking dead, John 8, 32. Pilgrim, we celebrate his kingdom at his death and God willing at our own deaths for this reason. Anyone here believe he will live forever? So why do so many act as if they were going to live here forever? That would be hell. Pilgrim, were you born for his kingdom? Then follow his way, truth and life. He is the only truth which will free us from the world outside.