See this online text:
- Encyclical “Quas Primas” on the Feast of Christ the King, by Pope Pius XI (December 11, 1925). May be read online on this page at New Advent (transcribed by Paul Halsall, © 2017 by Kevin Knight), on this page of Catholic Culture, on this page accessible through the EWTN Library’s index of encyclicals, and at the Holy See.
See also these texts related to the authority of Our Lord in Church and over State, over reason and will, amid temporal enemies unto its everlasting triumph:
- Catholic Church and Christian State: A Series of Essays on the Relation of the Church to the Civil Power, Volume 1, translated, with the permission of the author, from the German of Dr. Joseph Hergenröther (London: Burns and Oates, 1876). May be read online, and available in pdf, djvu, epub, kindle/mobi, Daisy, and txt formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy on this page and a 3rd copy of this page, and at Open Library.
- Catholic Church and Christian State: a Series of Essays on the Relation of the Church to the Civil Power, Volume 2, translated, with the permission of the author, from the German of Dr. Joseph Hergenröther (London: Burns and Oates, 1876). May be read online, and available in pdf, djvu, epub, kindle/mobi, Daisy, and txt formats, at Internet Archive.
- The Catholic Church and the Counter-Faith: A Study of the Roots of Modern Secularism, Relativism, and De-Christianity, by Philip Trower (Family Publications, 2006; Philip Trower, 2014). It may be read online (version 7 January 2014) on this page though the page of Philip Trower at Christendom Awake .
- Christ’s Kingdom on Earth: or, The Church and Her Divine Constitution, Organization, and Framework, Explained for the People, by Rev. James L. Meagher (New York: Russell Bros., 1892). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- Encyclical Letter “Veritatis splendor”, by Pope St. John Paul II (6 August 1993). Available at the Holy See and at IntraText. [According to Wikipedia: “The encyclical is one of the most comprehensive and philosophical teachings of moral theology in the Catholic tradition”]
- Jesus Christ, the King of Our Hearts: Elevations on the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Very Rev. Alexis M. Lépicier (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Published 1921). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive, Open Library, and Forgotten Books.
- The Return of the King: Discourses on the Latter Days, by Henry James Coleridge, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates, 1915). May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive. The 1894 edition is also available at Internet Archive, and the 1883 edition at Internet Archive.
On the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Viva Cristo Rey!
“Yours is to be the same mind which Christ Jesus shewed. His nature is, from the first, divine, and yet he did not see, in the rank of Godhead, a prize to be coveted; he dispossessed himself, and took the nature of a slave, fashioned in the likeness of men, and presenting himself to us in human form; and then he lowered his own dignity, accepted an obedience which brought him to death, death on a cross. That is why God has raised him to such a height, given him that name which is greater than any other name; so that everything in heaven and on earth and under the earth must bend the knee before the name of Jesus, and every tongue must confess Jesus Christ as the Lord, dwelling in the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-7)
“If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by his precious blood, are by a new right subjected to his dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from his empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God.” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical “Quas Primas”)