Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
Is such an argument pertinent at this point? As John Roberts said, it would be disastrous for humanity if we did lose our sympathy for soaring structures. Furthermore, there ARE functions and services that only a cathedral could fulfil—it is the task of the parish church to provide a gathering of the faithful round the altar of God.
The commitment to a cathedral has been made, and discussion is only relevant if centered round the use that can be made of the existing portion of the building.
Doubts were raised about the morality of spending vast sums of money on a cathedral when there are so many more pressing problems, such as the financing of parish facilities, and the building of hostels.