It was a terrible thing on Monday to watch as flames consumed the beautiful and historic Notre Dame du Paris cathedral; I’m certain that I was not alone in fearing that before the conflagration was over, we would see that sublime structure come crashing down in a heap of ash and shattered stone. Thank God that was not the case, and that the courageous Paris fire brigade was able to bring the inferno under control before what would have been the most dreadful outcome came to be.
In the video below, Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico offers his reflections on this terrible event occurring so close to Easter, and what meaning we might draw from it as we work to build a culture that affirms the unique value of every human person and allows for the vibrant flourishing of society.
All of us at Acton wish you and yours a happy and blessed Easter!