The Cathedral of Notre Dame must be restored – Here’s how you can helpThe Honorable Newt Gingrich
By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News)
“As Callista and I sat watching the terrible fire in Paris that was burning the Cathedral of Notre Dame, our thoughts went back to the many times we had visited Paris. We always visited the great Cathedral. On a number of occasions, we went to Mass there. One unforgettable Mass, they had brought the great bells down from the bell towers, and they were placed right in the middle of the Cathedral. We were sitting just a few feet from one of the bells. When they rang it during Mass, you could feel it in your bones – the vibrations were so powerful.
Notre Dame is one of the greatest examples of gothic architecture. When you stand inside, you feel lifted to the heavens by the very shape of the building. Consider that prior to 1900, the overwhelming bulk of visitors lived in small houses. The scale and majesty of Notre Dame must have been overpowering.
Such a symbol of Western civilization and Christianity cannot be allowed to disappear. As President Trump said, “It’s one of the great treasures of the world… it might be greater than almost any museum in the world.”’
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