Reformulating a comment I left on Facebook yesterday, I'd like to pose a sincere question about the nearly-completed restoration work being done to the Old Cathedral.continue at St Louis Catholic
My wife and I were married in the Old Cathedral (the Basilica of St. Louis IX, King of France), so that fact adds to the all of the other reasons why I love this church. It is the oldest Cathedral west of the Mississippi. It was the principal church of a diocese which at one time covered the entire Louisiana Purchase. It sits like a jewel beneath the Arch in every touristy-skyline photo, reminding everyone of the presence of the still amazingly vital Catholic Faith in this city.
The City's Catholicism is co-extant with its existence, founded by the French before the nation was founded, and before many of the cities of this continent that are much further east, towards the coast.