Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, the "Mother Church" of Catholicism and the first of the four great "patriarchal" Basilicas of Rome. It is also the "seat church" of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope.
Read today's post to see photos taken at St. John Lateran during the Catholicism
filming trip to Rome. In addition, listen to a homily from Father Barron that goes into depth on the theological significance of this great Basilica and its dedication, which provides the occasion to speak of the importance of all church buildings, images of the Temple in Jerusalem.