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The Busted Halo Cast® is our weekly podcast that answers questions of faith ranging from the simple basics of the Catholic faith to complex dilemmas of everyday life. We also highlight a church to visit that other young adults have found welcoming and vital and preview next week's scripture readings.

Busted Halo’s Fr. Dave Dwyer, Fr. Steven Bell, and Barbara Wheeler-Bride co-host every week offering their faith-filled answers to your questions. You can call-in your questions to (917) 591 8476 or e-mail us at questionbox@bustedhalo.com

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April 28th, 2014
#400 – Why is the Church centered in Rome and not in Jerusalem?
 
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Podcast400-5Happy 400th Busted Halo Cast! Things have changed a bit through the years – as you can see in the photo to the right. For this very special episode, we have an “on location” report from Fr. Dave to help us answer a caller’s question of faith. Here at the Busted Halo Cast, we go to great lengths to get your questions answered! Coming Attractions — We’re on the road to Emmaus with Jesus and the disciples, sharing hospitality and breaking bread with one another. Church Search from the most famous Catholic church in the world — St. Peter’s Basilica. Save your frequent flyer miles for a visit.

Don’t miss this special edition of the Busted Halo Cast — and thank you for listening!

0:00 — Intro
5:21 — Question
15:23 — Coming Attractions



 
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  • Hugo K Raj

    Churches were founded in major cities of the Roman
    Empire in the second half of the 1st century. The “mother church” was
    at Jerusalem, but the destruction of the city by
    Roman troops in AD 70 ended its role. The church at Rome gained some eminence because it was located in the
    capital of the empire,

    Vatican City State is the ONLY country in the world
    where Latin is still the official language.

    The Roman church has also been called the Latin rite
    church because its language was Latin and its main sphere of influence was in
    Western Europe.

  • James Rizza

    The final mortal resting point of the apostles is where their churches are founded and successors are chosen. Since both St. Peter and St. Paul died in Rome, it is considered the “local” church that they founded. That is why St. Peter’s successors are the Bishops of Rome.
    The fact that Rome was the most powerful human empire at the time of Christ makes it fitting that the King of Kings would triumph over the city through his Church. However, Catholics are a Eucharistic community. Wherever the Eucharist is present; there is our Messiah, our King and our God. Christ’s kingdom is not of this world, and therefore it is not really dependent on a geographic location.

  • Jewels Tee

    I am amazed that all three were perplexed by the question…Constantine Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD first Roman Emporer convert to Christianity decreed a religious tolerance for all, including pagans…reason we have so many of their customs mingled in Christendom. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on his orders at the purported site of Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem, became the holiest place in Christendom. The Papacy claimed temporal power through Constantine. The Eastern churches hold his memory in particular esteem, regarding Constantine as isapostolos or equal-to-apostles. At no other time in history have we had so much access to knowledge..do the research yourself, ask the Lord to speak to your heart, do not allow mere men to answer questions for you.

    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” -Hosea 6:6

  • baz

    That’s because God is Italian.

    • Hugo K Raj

      Churches were founded in major cities of the Roman
      Empire in the second half of the 1st century. The “mother church” was
      at Jerusalem, but the destruction of the city by
      Roman troops in AD 70 ended its role. The church at Rome gained some eminence because it was located in the
      capital of the empire,

      • Hugo K Raj

        … Vatican City State is the ONLY country in the world
        where Latin is still the official language.

        The Roman church has also been called the Latin rite
        church because its language was Latin and its main sphere of influence was in
        Western Europe.

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