Southern US diocese to build new cathedral
Catholic World News - September 08, 2011
Citing a burgeoning Catholic population that has grown 42% since 2000, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh has announced that his diocese will build a 2,000-seat cathedral dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. The project, which includes the development of a cathedral campus, is expected to cost over $75 million.
Following the construction of the new cathedral, Masses will continue to be offered at the current cathedral, which seats 320.
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Posted by: unum -
Sep. 08, 2011 6:04 PM ET USA
Ah, just what we need here in the Piedmont area, a hierarchical monument costing $75M. I guess lowering the cathedradicum during these difficult times wasn't considered, what with a "crystal cathedral" being considered in California. A bishop has to "keep up with the Joneses", you know.