The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Feast)   God is our refuge and our strength.   Although the Lateran Basilica is located in Rome, today’s feast is a celebration for the whole Church.   Long considered the mother church for Catholics throughout the world, the basilica has a tumultuous history.   Built sometime between 311–314, it was plundered in 455 and destroyed by an earthquake in 896.   It was rebuilt but then burned down twice. ...