Wednesday, February 4
Chicago Cathedral Fire
This isn't exactly breaking news at the speed of the internet, but in case you, like me, are just getting to your computers today, there was a fire at Holy Name Cathedral this morning. The fire damage, though severe, seems to be mostly in the recently-renovated roof, and those who are familiar with the cathedral will recall its ceiling (above) as one of its most striking architectural aspects. As I'm reading updates, it appears the water damage, in particular, is quite extensive. It is a great loss, to be sure, and the Archdiocese of Chicago is in our prayers this morning.
UPDATE: The AP has a more current and extensive report on the damage.