Of course, once the new one is built, someone ELSE will have the smallest cathedral in the United States, and they'll be forced to build another.
With a nod to General Buck Turgidson in Doctor Strangelove, "Holy Father, we must not allow a cathedral gap!"
The wealth controlled by the Catholic Church boggles the mind. They can drop $80 million on a new cathedral without even flinching. That's because ten commandments weren't enough for them - they had to invent six more, one of which is "Thou shalt contribute to the support of the church."
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