“Be the critical conscience of society. Don’t be afraid to criticize. We need your criticism,” Pope Francis said during Mass on the feast of Christ the King Nov. 21 in St. Peter’s Basilica, where he directed much of his homily to the world’s young people.
The revival will officially start on the feast of Corpus Christi June 19, 2022, with a diocesan focus that will include eucharistic processions and other events of adoration and prayer around the country.
The document explains the importance of Communion, often calling it a gift, and uses references from Scripture, prayers of the Church and Second Vatican Council documents to back this up. It also explains, citing words of the saints, how Communion is not just a symbol but the real presence of Christ.
The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray a novena for religious liberty in the nine days leading up to the feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, which this year is Nov. 21.