One of Christendom’s greatest and oldest sanctuaries has suffered great damage but largely survived. According to whom you read, its devastation is a metaphor for European Christianity’s collapse or for its rebirth through fire. via juicyecumenism.com I've never actually seen Notre Dame, except at a distance. When visiting Italy once years ago I stopped in Paris and was hassled by five-oh; another time I was confused by some homeless sorts in the metro. I was young then; I'd probably like Paris better now. I hope they fix it so I can see it. I'm into all that Catholic stuff. Still, one doesn't hear encouraging things about Paris for the American tourist. Very stupid and selfish, of course, but I'm just sayin'. I wonder if LWJ would like to see Notre Dame. Italy she'd like, I'm sure.
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