Notre Dame Cathedral burned last night. The destruction has been followed by
an outpouring of grief from around the world. Images of smoke rising from
the damaged roof claim a powerful hold on the minds of many. The fire is a
powerful reminder of how much of the West’s heritage, culture and civilization
has been shaped by the Catholic Church. So much of that heritage is now under
attack. Could that be why Notre Dame is such an emotional symbol?
Also on today’s show, Trumpet contributing editor Richard Palmer takes a
deeper look at Europe’s heritage and culture. As leaders exhort Europe to
return to its roots, today’s show looks at what those roots really are.