Monseigneur the Count of Paris has written a short opinion piece on the fire at Notre Dame. More important than the fire itself, though, is the state of France and the world:
But Notre-Dame-de-Paris is not the only victim of our carelessness. Amongst the ruins of our mutilated cathedral, in each of these pulverized windows, in each of these burned beams, there is one of our small country churches which each year by dozens are desecrated, abandoned, disused or destroyed, but also all heritage, religious or not, for which we are responsible. Each of these gifts received from our elders comes with a responsibility, and a requirement.