Christ Our King

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Today, the Solemnity of Christ the King, marks the end of the special Year of Faith.  How appropriate this is since, in the end, genuine Christian faith means putting Christ at the center of our lives, recognizing His Kingship and Lordship.

Jesus manifested His unique Kingship on the throne of the cross.  His royal majesty shines from the height of the cross from which He draws the world to Himself through the love that redeems and saves us.

Christ calls us to have an intimate relationship with Him as our Friend, our Lord, and our King.  Hopefully, the Year of Faith has helped many to experience a closer relationship with Christ.  It is a joy and a responsibility to serve Christ the King and to witness to His Lordship in our lives.

Though the Year of Faith is ending, our journey of faith continues.  Let us continue to fix our eyes on Christ and to seek first His Kingdom!

Bishop Kevin Rhoades

About Bishop Kevin Rhoades

Bishop Kevin Rhoades is the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Originally from Pennsylvania, he spent time in Rome and Spain as a seminarian before being ordained a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA. He served as a faculty member and then as rector of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Maryland. He was ordained a bishop in 2004 and served the Diocese of Harrisburg until he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in November 2009. He was installed as Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend in January, 2010. Bishop Rhoades made headlines in 2011 when he issued the first-known imprimatur for an iPhone app. You can read his weekly column at Today's Catholic.