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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Christ the King

Tomorrow, Oct. 25, is the Feast of Christ the King in the Extraordinary Form calendar (last Sunday of October). This feast will occur in the Ordinary Form calendar on Nov. 23 (last Sunday of Ordinary Time).

I don't know what if anything Canon Law says on this point, but, lacking such knowledge, my opinion is that those with access to each form of the Western Rite can celebrate this feast twice each year, and I intend to. Once before, and once after, the presidential election, to show that, in the final analysis -- presidents, temporal kings, other secular pooh-bahs, on s'en moque, quoi?