Posts Tagged ‘Notre Dame’

‘No risk’ of lead poisoning from Notre-Dame, assures Paris

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Local authorities in Paris stressed Thursday that lead contamination from the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral posed no danger to the public after claims in a media report that pollution in local schools had been covered up. Environmental groups warned soon after the disaster that 300 tonnes of lead in the roof of the Paris landmark Read more

Hard-hats de rigueur at Notre Dame’s first Mass

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Everyone sported hard hats at the first mass at Notre Dame since fire broke out beneath its roof on 15 April. The archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, led the service which was held in an undamaged side-chapel behind the choir. Saturday – the day the mass was celebrated – is the anniversary of the church altar’s consecration. Read more

Notre Dame – the fast-track to restoration

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The French government’s aim to fast-track Notre Dame’s restoration has gained impetus, with a bill designed to speed up the famous cathedral’s reconstruction going before parliament in a few weeks. The cathedral was badly damaged in a fire on 15 April. The bill will allow the government to pass emergency orders regarding Notre Dame so Read more

Notre Dame a picture of the Church’s collapse

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

As fire devastates the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the building is as much a symbol of the recent history of the Catholic Church in Europe as it once was a symbol of the Church’s power and cultural supremacy. The church had been in disrepair for decades. Calls for its restoration went mostly ignored Read more

Notre Dame Uni to help with faith-reason centre in Dublin

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A new centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society is to be set up in Dublin, Ireland. The University of Notre Dame from the US will oversee the initiative at University Church, Dublin. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin announced the establishment of the “Notre-Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason”. Earlier Read more

Leading Notre Dame theologian named in abuse lawsuit

Friday, June 5th, 2015

A University of Notre Dame professor dubbed the father of US Latino religious thought has been accused of sexually abusing a boy more than 30 years ago. A lawsuit has been filed against Fr Virgilio Elizondo, a theology professor at Notre Dame, as well as against a former priest and San Antonio archdiocese. The lawsuit Read more

Notre Dame launches radical pastoral plan for gay students

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The University of Notre Dame in the United States has launched a pastoral plan for gay students — “for the support, holistic development and formation of students who identify as GLBTQ [gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning], as well as their heterosexual friends and allies”. Though the announcement follows years of petitions for an official “gay-straight Read more

Notre Dame faculty call for Bishop’s resignation

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Following an IRS complaint by a secularist group and a wealth of other criticism, 95 members of the University of Notre Dame faculty have called on Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria to resign from the University’s board. The call comes in response to Jenky’s homily in which he denounced President Obama’s “radical, pro-abortion and extreme Read more