Sunday, April 21, 2019

Remembering Notre Dame at Easter



This Easter I want to remember Notre Dame. When I first heard Notre Dame was on fire I said to myself which one? The one in Montreal? The one in Boston? Then I was like oh THE Notre Dame, the one in France. That was tragic. It was built in the 12th century.

In 2018 the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save Notre-Dame cathedral. Now at least funds have been generously donated to rebuild it.

Assassin's Creed Unity contains an artistic model of Notre Dame in Paris. I've never been there before but the one in Montreal is stunning. I have been to that.

2 comments:

  1. I have to say, I find it kind of pathetic that a on organization as rich as the Catholic church would play poor when it comes to this.....especially after pledges on the order of 3/4 of a billion dolars ($790 million) have already been received. God forbid they spend any of their own money.

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  2. The Catholic Church is wealthy, but much of that wealth is in their art work. Each congregation, as with other religions is required to look after their own buildings. the wealth the church has is also there to fund their structure. To liquidate it and use it for restoring this particular building about result in their not being money for other things.

    Just about every one in Paris benefits from this building, if for no other reason, its a tourist attraction and therefore in my opinion everyone can pay towards the re building.

    Several hundred million have been donated by ultra wealthy French families, who don't pay their fair share of tsxs. lets think of them finally paying what they ought to towards the country. Its one of the issues out there this weekend for the yellow vesters in France. Don't agree with a lot of what they have to say, but they do argue the rich in France can afford to pay more taxes so they can restore the cathedral and social programs.

    the cathedral is one of the worlds great buildings. Its part of the world's history. the sound of that pipe organ is amazing. It is truly a tragedy the building has suffered so much damage.

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