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Notre Dame Officials Forecast Three Years Of Repairs Before Reopening, Pledged Donations Top $700 Million

ABC News reports: Ravaged by a massive fire that completely destroyed its roof, the Notre Dame Cathedral will likely not be reopened to the public for three years, a spokesman for the 13th Century basilica told ABC News. Andrew Finot, head of communications for Notre Dame, said he got a brief look inside the decimated sanctuary and reported the “entire …

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Billionaires Pledge €300M To Rebuild Notre Dame

Buzzfeed News reports: Two French billionaires have pledged to donate a total of 300 million euros to help reconstruct the Notre Dame Cathedral after a catastrophic fire tore through the historic structure, collapsing its spire and causing significant damage. Their donations came as Paris firefighters declared Tuesday morning that “the entire fire is out”. “A group of experts are analysing …

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French Officials Walk Back Claim Of Total Loss Of Notre Dame, Interior Relatively Unscathed, Bell Towers Saved

The Hill reports: Fire officials said late Monday that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was saved from “total destruction” after a massive fire broke out, engulfing much of the building and destroying its iconic spire and stained-glass windows. The blaze spread to the cathedral’s two rectangular towers Monday evening but was later contained. The news that the building has been …

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Notre Dame Cathedral Likely A Total Loss, Scramble To Save Artwork, “Nothing Will Remain From The Frame”

USA Today reports: The fire burned for hours, virtually unabated despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters. The flames continued to glow when darkness fell. “A special mission has been launched to try to save all works of art that can be saved,” Emmanuel Grégoire, first deputy to the mayor of Paris, said on French TV. “Everything is burning, nothing …

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PARIS: Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said. Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while …

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PARIS: Cops Shoot Attacker At Notre Dame [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Police in Paris have asked members of the public to stay away from Notre Dame Cathedral during an ongoing incident. There were unconfirmed reports that a man had been shot after attempting to attack a police officer. The man attacked an officer with a hammer before one of his colleagues opened fire and “neutralised” him, French media …

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Notre Dame Graduates Walk Out On Pence [VIDEO]

The Indianapolis Star reports: When Mike Pence took the stage at Notre Dame’s commencement on Saturday, more than 100 students quietly got up from their seats and left. There were a few cheers. Some boos. This was not a surprise, but rather a staged protest some students had been planning for weeks. When Notre Dame announced that the vice president …

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Notre Dame: If You Can Play, You Can Play

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FEMEN Mock Notre Dame Suicide

Yesterday a member of the Ukraine-based group FEMEN went topless at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral and posed with a toy gun pointed at her mouth. The demonstration mocked the Tuesday suicide of anti-gay activist Dominque Venner at the same location. The message on the woman’s chest reads: “May fascist rest in hell.”

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Catholic Groups Sue Obama Administration

The University of Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of New York, and over 40 other dioceses and Catholic groups have filed a freedom of religion lawsuit against the Obama administration. Catholic News Service reports: “This lawsuit is about an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference,” …

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Notre Dame Students Protest For More Inclusive LGBT Policies

Spurred by the recent anti-gay cartoon published in the student newspaper, yesterday a large group of Notre Dame students rallied at the school’s administration building to demand that the school president accept a letter calling for a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment for LGBT students.

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Notre Dame Editor Resigns

The editor of Notre Dame’s student newspaper, Kara King, has resigned in the wake of an anti-gay cartoon published last week. King resigned in a letter published in the paper Monday. In the letter, she wrote, “A miscommunication between another editor and myself led to the comic running without me first reading and approving the material. Regardless, no excuse can …

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Anti-Gay Cartoon Runs In Notre Dame Student Newspaper, Editor Apologizes

The editor of Notre Dame’s student newspaper has issued an apology for a viciously anti-gay cartoon that ran in this week’s edition. “What’s the quickest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?” A baseball bat. The punchline in the cartoon was originally going to be “AIDS,” but the artist “didn’t want to make fun of fatal diseases.” GLAAD is …

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Obama Heckled At Notre Dame

Anti-abortion activists have been steaming about President Obama’s invitation to speak at Notre Dame’s commencement and one of them temporarily brought Obama’s speech to a halt yesterday when he began heckling the president from the audience. Outside the hall, king of the wingnuts Alan Keyes was arrested for the second time on school property in as many weeks, along with …

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