Does a multibillion-dollar renovation of Notre-Dame keep with Jesus’ vision for the church?
Should we restore crumbling Catholic landmarks or use the money to help people? Writer John Christman says the answer is both/and.

"For Christians, people will always be more important that buildings," says Christman. "And yet great buildings like Notre-Dame remind us of our deeply held values, witness to our greatest aspirations, and lift our minds and hearts to God."

Do you agree? Read the rest of the essay at uscatholic.org/survey

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1. We should donate money to restore Catholic landmarks and art.
2. I have donated money to help restore Catholic landmarks or art.
3. We should donate to organizations that help people rather than causes to restore Catholic landmarks and art.
4. I donate to organizations that help people rather than causes to restore Catholic landmarks and art.
5. I donated to help restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.
6. My church has held fundraisers for the maintenance or restoration of its building(s).
7. I believe governments should contribute financially to the restoration and repair of historic religious landmarks.
8. I believe donations to church rebuilding efforts should come solely from individuals instead of governments or corporations.
9. I think the Catholic Church should sell or shut down its old churches and use the money for causes that help people instead of buildings.
10. I wish to see Notre-Dame Cathedral restored.
11. A multi-billion dollar building renovation of Notre-Dame is not in keeping with Jesus’ vision for the church
12. The church is about people, not buildings.
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