Raleigh, N.C. (CNA/EWTN News) —The Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., plans to build a new 2,000-seat cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, Bishop Michael Burbidge announced Sept. 7.
The announcement is a “monumental and historic moment in the life of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and the state of North Carolina,” the bishop said.
The proposed cathedral campus is on a 39-acre tract of land adjacent to Western Boulevard and Centennial Parkway. The property is a remnant of 400 acres purchased in 1897 by Father Thomas Price, the “Tar Heel Apostle” who was the first native North Carolinian to be ordained a Catholic priest. He established an orphanage on the site called the Nazareth...READ MORE