"One hundred and fifty years ago the Great Chicago Fire broke out.
"The conflagration burned through the Windy City Oct. 8-10, 1871.
"And the city's cathedral was not spared when it was a parish church."
In a recent commentary, writer Amy Smith reflected on this Chicago fire, a major wildfire on the same date in Wisconsin, and challenges faced by the local church during both events.
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