The 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph

Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of this Cathedral of St. Joseph and it prods us to ponder what does this Cathedral mean to us. It is especially poignant with the fire that recently happened at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in France which brought forth for me heavy memories of the fire that engulfed the Cathedral of Saint Raphael in Madison, Wisconsin while I was rector there. What if this spiritual and community landmark were to be lost? What does it mean to us?

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