As a Catholic, apparently I am supposed to be in mourning and wearing all black while sporting a rosary in my hand because of the fire at Notre Dame. Sorry, I just can’t feel it. Notre Dame had long ceased being the house of God and it had become a tourist attraction. It was pure religious Disney than pious Christianity. I have never been to ND but I have been to other cathedrals, including Compostela which is older and I feel the same way for all.
I think what ticked me off the most about the TV coverage is the faux sorrow by the talking heads and the fear about the possibility that the objects d’arte perished in the fire. That is not what church is about, that is a museum or the guitar collections in the Hard Rock casinos. The true measure of a church is the gathering of souls to praise the Lord and not how many statues of seraphims they have.
A Church or Cathedral or Meeting Place or whatever your particular Christian edifice is about is summed up in Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The rest is just cheap decoration.