Glib talk in the wake of the immensely sorrowful Notre Dame inferno


The fire devoured one of the world's great landmarks, a rare thing of beauty in a world of ugly modern art, an amazing work of human hands from an era not many years beyond the Dark Ages, a storied place that survived the horrors of World War II and even worse, the French Revolution, a place so beautiful and full of excellence it had to have been motivated by spiritual strength and passion to build it, and a place so artistically and spiritually powerful it spun off other works of art - art that begat more art - such as Victor Hugo's literary masterpieces.

Read more >