Monday, November 9, 2015
Feast of the Lateran Basilica
Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Lateran Basilica. Last year this feast fell on a Sunday and so warranted a fully-scripted homily. Today's Monday morning homily was a bit shorter. This is the head church of the Christian world, technically even more important than St. Peter's Basilica, because it is the cathedral of Rome. We celebrate the "Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior and Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran," or just "the Lateran" as a sign of unity of all Christendom, so today is a fitting day to pray for the unity of all Christians.