The world watched in disbelief as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. But why should it matter? Fr. Andrew Damick has an answer.
Like many people around the world, I watched this week with genuine sadness and even horror as I saw the great cathedral in Paris burning: Notre Dame of Paris was on fire, and the world feared the very worst regarding its fate. Photos, videos, and news articles swarmed social media by the hundreds, with thousands and even millions of views and shares. Footage of the flaming 19th-century spire falling has been watched over and over, and Parisians wept and sang the…