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The US Bishops:
.@USCCB statement on #NotreDameCathedral: “Noble in architecture and art, it has long been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God.” pic.twitter.com/zrEeRPoLjS
— Christopher White (@cwwhite212) April 15, 2019
For a Catholic, this isn’t just a tourist spot or even just a treasure trove of ancient art.
In a church—particularly one of the oldest cathedrals in the world—a Catholic experiences what they believe is the fullness of our faith.
In short, the source and summit of who we are. pic.twitter.com/03ZviB5ZDe
— Christopher J. Hale (@chrisjollyhale) April 15, 2019
The public outpouring of grief over Notre Dame attests to the power of sacred spaces. In a world of increased isolation, consumerism, and artificiality, a millenium-old cathedral presents a palpable connection with believers from around the world and across history.
— Michael Bayer (@mbayer1248) April 15, 2019
It’s not just a loss of a church. #notredamedeparis is a space that connected us to our brothers and sisters in Christ through the ages. It is a living sign that the Gospel has consequences in history. These stones. These windows. These buttresses. This Catholic Church.
— Timothy P. O’Malley (@timothypomalley) April 15, 2019
Fascinating to see sadness, concern for Notre Dame from people of various Christian traditions, other religions, and a non-religious perspective alike. This speaks to something about the transcendent that our Church strives to maintain and guarantee the presence of in our world.
— Dan Masterton (@ThisLadDan) April 15, 2019
Millennial Catholic Kate Mahon: “I adore Notre Dame Cathedral: its living witness of medieval people’s faith, its incredible architecture and gorgeous rose windows, the liturgies that have been celebrated there for centuries. I’ve worshiped there. I’ve prayed there. I want to weep. #NotreDame”