Letters to the Editor

Edie Szyperski: A glorious dome

Regarding the March 11 news article “Catholic cathedral gets its dome”: The rise of the cathedral dome was an engineering marvel and an amazing testimony to the growth of Catholicism in North Carolina.

I remember the Catholic church in the 1950s when our family settled in Greensboro. The Catholic population was then under 2 percent, and North Carolina was considered a missionary state. Many small towns did not have a Catholic church.

So, I believe that I saw history when the 160-ton, 64-foot-high dome was hoisted to the top of the future Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, 150 feet above Western Boulevard in Raleigh. What a joy to witness and know that God is building His church today – to the glory of God!

Edie Szyperski

Raleigh

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