Hope from the ashes: French president, Paris archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

The key to understanding Notre Dame Cathedral was summarized by Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit in a television interview in the wee hours of April 16: “Why was this beauty built? What jewel was this case meant to contain? Not the crown of thorns (a relic saved from the fire), but a piece of bread that we believe is the body of Christ.”

‘Good Samaritans’

Police, fire and rescue personnel and other first responders gathered with Bishop Donald Kettler Sept. 21 for the second annual “Blue Mass” at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.