Skip to comments.NOTRE DAME WINS: Iconic French Cathedral to be Faithfully Restored
Posted on 05/29/2019 11:59:30 AM PDT by ebb tide
Photo: Walter Matt
In the April 30th issue of The Remnant Newspaper, the week after Notre Dame burned and amid rumors of coming glass roofs and modernists monstrosities, Michael Matt wrote the following:
And if were to make an educated conjecture on what will happen to Notre Dame in Paris, perhaps we should look to Notre Dame de Chartres (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) which for the past ten years has been undergoing one of the greatest state-sponsored restoration projects in Europe. The state will restore Notre Dame in all of her glory, perhaps just in time for the post-Novus Ordo victory party when she will become ours again. In France the churches are all state-owned; so this is hardly mere wishful thinking.
Were delighted to report that this is exactly what is going to happen:
The French Senate voted to approve plans to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and added a clause stipulating that it must be restored to how it was before the fire.
There has been controversy surrounding the restoration of the centuries old church, which was gutted by a massive fire last month. Some have called for the Notre Dame to be rebuilt exactly as it was, while others have pushed to add more modern elements to the Parisian landmark.
The Senate approved the bill Monday which would have the Notre Dame restored before Paris hosts the 2024 summer Olympics, but added that the cathedral must be rebuilt to its last known visual state.
The additional language is a rebuff of the government, which had launched an international architecture competition soliciting ideas for the Notre Dames redesign. The Senate also removed a clause that would have given the government the power to override planning regulations.
Nothing about a glass roof or, my favorite conspiracy theory, a swimming pool on the roof of Notre Dame (what internet detective conjured up that gem?).
And the best part? French President Marconwho declared the fire a national emergency and then freaked out quite a few Catholics and art history enthusiasts with his overzealous international architects competition that seemed open to modern innovationswont have power to veto this new legislature even if he wanted to.
The rebuild will be completed within the promised five years, and by 2024 Notre Dame will stand exactly as we remember her in 2019. Thank God!
And if the Frogs want it not to happen again, they need to purge their country of muzztards.
Nice. Too bad the Marxists in New York couldn’t have done the same with the World Trade Center.
Let the con begin.
I am sure, NOT all the contributions will go to restoration
Excellent. Now tell us who started the fire.
Grant news that there’s not going to be a waterslide, roller coaster, or minaret.
There are many excellent articles and studies - all deep sixed by the MSM in Europe and here - about how it would have been almost IMPOSSIBLE, given procedures in place, for a fire to start “accidentally.”
Not only was it almost CERTAINLY arson according to people who know that place and it’s “restauration” procedures inside and out, Moslems have been burning churches all over Europe this year, and there were numerous threats on Notre Dame.
You will never get an answer.
It’s too important to protect the people who now comprise what was France.
Good, so no muzzy minarets.
In so-called accidents there is always a cause. A fire inside a building can ultimately be traced to actions or inactions by humans.
Read the fine print. The French Senate does not have the final, unilateral say over this.
The former architect of Notre Dame gave an interview to this effect on French TV.
But I have seen nothing about any official results of the arson investigation.
I recently read that all churches in France, constructed before 1905 are owned by the French government according to the Laicite law of 1905.
It would seem to me then that the French government gets to decide how the reconstruction will be executed and what design will be followed.
Who “owns” Notre Dame? Is it not a church property? What denomination is it?
I doubt they can finish it in five years.
And, it has to be rebuilt with the love and devotion of the workers, to be the same.
If French law prevails, and requires a large percentage of the workforce to be “immigrants” (ie, mostly North African muslims), then you can expect a repeat of the earlier fire, imho...
Put in a sprinkler system this time, ok?
My French ancestors may have worshipped there...even helped build the cathedral...
I last saw Notre Dame about 5 years ago...I’m so glad that I did...I almost didn’t go because I had been there before, but several years ago...
To see something so old so beautifully made...dedicated to God...is breathtaking...
At least until it’s a big mosque in the end.
That’s not really a win. That’s pretending history didn’t happen.
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