Cathedral of Notre Dame

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A group of volunteers stand in front of a Notre-Dame Cathedral truss replica at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2022.

Catholic University raises replica of Notre-Dame de Paris truss

Sep 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Produced using traditional, 800-year-old methods, the hand-hewn truss was created using blueprints of the original roof supports. Read more

The medieval carpentry techniques used in Notre Dame cathedral rebuild

Sep 22, 2020

After fire toppled the iconic spire and destroyed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in April... Read more

The spire of Notre Dame collapsed in the April 15, 2019 fire.

Notre Dame Cathedral spire to be rebuilt as replica of pre-fire design

Jul 9, 2020

President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the day after a massive fire damaged parts of the roof and structure.

Disagreements escalate over Notre-Dame rebuilding project

Nov 15, 2019

Tensions are reportedly running high between French authorities overseeing the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, as they create plans... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French lawmakers pass bill on Notre-Dame; new report says cathedral nearly collapsed during fire

Jul 17, 2019

France’s Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral— three months after a fire destroyed the... Read more

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Rise in crimes against churches in France shock faithful, prompt reflection

Jul 11, 2019

Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame restoration donations still needed

May 16, 2019

One month after a fire destroyed the roof and spire of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Archbishop... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

French cigarette smokers: We didn’t start Notre-Dame fire

Apr 26, 2019

Sure, smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, low birth rates, strokes, and arthritis. But smoking didn’t cause the April 15... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored

Apr 19, 2019

After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector says a temporary wooden... Read more

 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019.

Commentary: Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019

Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse was a shock that left everyone voiceless – including President... Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

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

Apr 15, 2019

Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon.... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Paris archbishop, Holy See call for prayer as Notre-Dame burns

Apr 15, 2019

Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

The history of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019

Firefighters in Paris are battling a fire in the roof of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, which threatens to... Read more