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Can The Glory Of Notre Dame Be Restored? Or Will It Be Vandalized? (VIDEO)

The fires are out and the walls still stand strong, but can the ancient Cathedral of Notre Dame be restored to its intended glory? Not without a fight. Every day we’re told the old ways don’t work and our society lacks the skills to achieve what our ancestors once did. Church designed and Catholic University professor James McCrery sat down ...

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A Cathedral Architect Explains Why Notre Dame Is Still In Grave Danger

The cathedral is still in danger. Notre Dame — an icon of France, a symbol of the West, and one of the most beautiful expressions of Catholic worship — burned Monday while the world watched and the faithful prayed. By morning, thanks to the brave first responders and solid Medieval construction, the thousand-year-old church stood tall and the worst had been ...

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France Launches International Contest To Design Notre Dame Spire’s Replacement

France announced Wednesday that it will launch a contest to design a spire to replace Notre Dame Cathedral’s famous central tower destroyed in the tragic fire Monday. “Notre Dame should be given a new spire adapted to the techniques and goals of our era,” French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said, according to the WSJ. The spire was added to the ...

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Two French Billionaires Offer Hundreds Of Millions To Help Rebuild Notre Dame

Two French billionaires pledged Tuesday to donate a total of 300 million euros to fund the restoration of Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s massive fire. François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of the luxury retail group Kering and president of Groupe Artémis, announced Monday night while fires still burned in Notre Dame that his family would donate 100 million euros to ...

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Notre Dame Is Still Standing, But Not For Much Longer Unless It’s ‘Stabilized,’ Expert Says

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, is still standing after suffering extensive damage from a fire that consumed its roof Monday, but the building’s main structure is still in danger, according to one expert. “It’s wonderful that what has survived, survived,” professional architect and professor James McCrery told The Daily Caller News Foundation. But, “it’s vital that the building ...

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Vatican Offers Technical Expertise to Rebuild Notre Dame

The Vatican culture minister said Tuesday one of the most valuable things the Vatican can offer toward rebuilding Notre Dame cathedral will be technical expertise. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi told reporters that the Vatican would be able to offer some design and engineering expertise based on collections in the Vatican Museums in order to help rebuild Notre Dame’s roof. The cathedral’s ...

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YouTube Accidentally Links Notre Dame Fires To 9/11

YouTube accidentally linked the fires at Notre Dame Cathedral Monday to the September 11 terrorist attacks with a feature designed to stop the spread of misinformation. When viewers clicked on the YouTube live stream of the fires at Notre Dame, a link popped up offering information from Encyclopedia Brittanica on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to CNN. YouTube’s mistake comes ...

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Here’s Why Firefighters Couldn’t Save Notre Dame Cathedral

A Gothic engineering technique used to waterproof the top of Notre Dame cathedral made the structure impervious to firefighter’s efforts to douse the flames. The fire destroyed the cathedral’s roof, spire, and stained glass windows, and may have also destroyed a priceless Christian relic – Christ’s crown of thorns. The collapse of the cathedral’s vault also endangers the structural integrity ...

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