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NOTRE DAME WINS: Iconic French Cathedral to be Faithfully Restored
The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 29, 2019 | Tess Mullins

Posted on 05/29/2019 11:59:30 AM PDT by ebb tide

NOTRE DAME WINS: Iconic French Cathedral to be Faithfully Restored


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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 we’re 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.”

We’re 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 Dame’s redesign. The Senate also removed a clause that would have given the government the power to override planning regulations.”

notre dame as was

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 Marcon—who 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 innovations—won’t 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!



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Worship
KEYWORDS: cathedral; fire; notredame; restoration
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1 posted on 05/29/2019 11:59:31 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Al Hitan; Biggirl; Coleus; DuncanWaring; ebb tide; Fedora; Hieronymus; irishjuggler; G Larry; ...

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2 posted on 05/29/2019 12:00:45 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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To: ebb tide
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.

3 posted on 05/29/2019 12:03:04 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: ebb tide

Nice. Too bad the Marxists in New York couldn’t have done the same with the World Trade Center.


4 posted on 05/29/2019 12:03:11 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: ebb tide

Let the con begin.

I am sure, NOT all the contributions will go to restoration


5 posted on 05/29/2019 12:08:24 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: ebb tide

Excellent. Now tell us who started the fire.


6 posted on 05/29/2019 12:08:46 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: ebb tide

Grant news that there’s not going to be a waterslide, roller coaster, or minaret.


7 posted on 05/29/2019 12:12:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Bonemaker

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.


8 posted on 05/29/2019 12:13:38 PM PDT by golux
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To: ebb tide

Good, so no muzzy minarets.


9 posted on 05/29/2019 12:15:28 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Islam, not a religion, a totalitarian political ideology aiming for world domination. -Wilders)
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To: ebb tide

In so-called accidents there is always a cause. A fire inside a building can ultimately be traced to actions or inactions by humans.


10 posted on 05/29/2019 12:18:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: ebb tide
How's that "investigation" going?

ML/NJ

11 posted on 05/29/2019 12:22:15 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ebb tide

Read the fine print. The French Senate does not have the final, unilateral say over this.


12 posted on 05/29/2019 12:23:45 PM PDT by karnage
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To: golux

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.


13 posted on 05/29/2019 12:25:48 PM PDT by karnage
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To: ebb tide

I recently read that all churches in France, constructed before 1905 are owned by the French government according to the Laicite law of 1905.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_French_law_on_the_Separation_of_the_Churches_and_the_State

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.


14 posted on 05/29/2019 12:38:56 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: ebb tide

Who “owns” Notre Dame? Is it not a church property? What denomination is it?


15 posted on 05/29/2019 12:39:40 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: karnage

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...


16 posted on 05/29/2019 12:43:01 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: ebb tide

Put in a sprinkler system this time, ok?


17 posted on 05/29/2019 12:43:15 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ebb tide

Thank goodness...

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...


18 posted on 05/29/2019 12:45:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ebb tide

At least until it’s a big mosque in the end.

Meaningless building.


19 posted on 05/29/2019 12:54:07 PM PDT by AmericanCheeseFood (Fox Shadowbans People On Comments)
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To: ebb tide

That’s not really a win. That’s pretending history didn’t happen.


20 posted on 05/29/2019 12:55:09 PM PDT by discostu (I know that's a bummer baby, but it's got precious little to do with me)
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