Notre-Dame Cathedral Conflagration Aftermath

Structure of Notre-Dame saved after major fire

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city’s cathedral, had been preserved from collapse. ☩ Catholic News Agency via The Catholic World Report

Vatican expresses “shock & sorrow” over Notre Dame fire

People gather to pray and sing hymns as firefighters continue to battle flames at one of Europe’s most historic churches. ☩ Catherine Harmon at The Catholic World Report

Are We Too Primitive to Rebuild Notre Dame?

I stood there in the crowd on the street, watching the flames eat away the wooden supports of the Gothic tower. . . ☩ John Zmirak, Ph.D., at The Stream

The Passion of Notre Dame—Why it Matters

The passion of Notre Dame matters not just for Paris, nor just for France, nor for those who merely love beauty. It matters for our Judaeo-Christian civilization. ☩ Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman, O.S.B., at Dominus Mihi Adjutor

See inside the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral

Photos taken at Notre Dame Cathedral offer a glimpse inside the cathedral's sanctuary and roof structure, offering some hope — but a newly-released aerial image of the roof show widespread damage. ☩ Associated Press via San Francisco Gate

An early Alleluia for the vaulting of #NotreDame - It Held!

The wooden roof over the stone vaulting of the nave of Notre-Dame of Paris burned & the great spire came down. But the vaulting held! Only a small part came down. ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

What Notre Dame means to Catholics

It was early in the afternoon of Monday in Holy Week, as John Carol Case was singing the "Was wollt ihr mir geben?" of Judas on my turntable, that I first saw the images of Notre-Dame de Paris burning. . . ☩ Matthew Walther at The Week

Litany of the French Saints

In the wake of recent tragic events, here is a litany to the saints of France. May they pray for us, for France, & for the faithful of that great nation. . . ☩ Rick Yoder at The Amish Catholic

Why Couldn’t They Put Out the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral?

Firefighters stood helpless to stem the blaze Monday at Notre Dame Cathedral, likely because of Gothic engineering techniques that waterproofed the roof, consigning it to destruction. ☩ Joshua Gill at The Daily Signal

5 things to know about the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon. The blaze began shortly after the church closed for visitors, and everyone was evacuated safely, though the entirety of the roof collapsed into the church. ☩ Catholic News Agency via The Catholic World Report

How the French Author Victor Hugo Saved Notre Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world. But if it wasn’t for one French literary legend, Victor Hugo, and his best-selling book then its breath-taking legacy may well have vanished forever. ☩ Jade Cuttle at culture trip

Photos: The Great Holy Week Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

☩ The Editors at National Catholic Register

As Notre Dame Burns, Glimpses of Hope, History & Heroes

☩ Alyssa Murphy at National Catholic Register

The History of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

☩ Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

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