Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago faces roof repairs once again, this time from a three-alarm fire that broke out in the church attic in the morning hours of Feb. 4. Almost a year ago to the day, roof problems eventually forced the main building to close for several months for repairs. This gallery shows the problems at the prominent cathedral over the last year culminating with the recent fire.
Scaffolding went up to cover the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral as a precaution after a piece of ornamental wood fell during the night on Feb 12, 2008. The Rite of Election went on as planned on Feb. 21.
Photo: Karen Callaway / Catholic New World