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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On the Terrorist Attacks and the Kingship of Christ

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A statement by Father Christian BOUCHACOURT, District Superior of France of the SSPX

Terrorist acts of great gravity have been inflicted upon our country. Hundreds of people were killed, injured or traumatized, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives in this tragedy, and we pledge our prayers for their families and loved ones in mourning, and for the injured victims, that they may regain their health quickly.

 Such an attack certainly warrants a prompt response from French political and military authorities. But will this be sufficient to restore order, peace and security in France? We insist that it will not.

Indeed, Pope Pius XI in his beautiful encyclical Quas Primas on the social Kingship of Christ, seeing the early twentieth century clouds gathering over the whole world, proclaimed:

"These manifold evils in the world are due to the fact that the majority of men have thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these have no place either in private affairs or in politics: and that as long as individuals and states refuse to submit to the rule of our Savior, there will be no hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations."

Only Christ, the Prince of Peace, is able to restore in the heart of human society the reign of justice, love and peace which has been shattered by sin and by the rejection—public and private—of God's law. That is why we must work every day to establish the "peace of Christ through the reign of Christ," that is to say the fruitful union of faith and of the fatherland, the Church and the State.

These tragic events are the terrible consequences of the divorce (for more than two hundred years now) of France from the Catholic Church, which led our leaders to reject Christ the King and drag our country in the direction of gradual apostasy. Thus we must all begin to work with all of our strength for the restoration of the reign of Christ the King.

We call on the bishops, priests, Catholics and all people of good will to rediscover the courage of our fathers and to work every day for the proclamation of Christ’s rule for the greater good of souls and of all society.

May Christ the King of all nations have mercy on our country, and may the Virgin Mary, Patroness and Queen of France, inspire generous souls and brave men and women to dedicated themselves to the restoration of the Catholic soul of France that made this country great.

Original French Here

Father Christian BOUCHACOURT, District Superior of France of the SSPX,
Suresnes, November 14, 2015 on the feast of St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

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