In 2005, an arsonist set the Cathedral afire and the blaze spread from the choir loft throughout the church. The Church was torn down because of the extensive damages. Until funds for the new Cathedral are secured and construction begins, the Bishop of the Diocese of Madison utilizes larger parish sites for various diocesan events. A new Cathedral will be specifically designed to accommodate the large congregations at diocesan celebrations. Click the links below to learn more about funds set aside for a future Cathedral.