The cathedral is not the same as the Basilica where the Image of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is, fortunately.
But anyway, the archdiocese closed the cathedral until the government would provide protection. And this past Sunday, that protection was there. A Reuters article (click on this post's title) says 30 policemen guarded Mass and 30 surveillance cameras will be installed.
I stand by my recent post that suggested ideas for safeguarding our churches.
By the way, some liberal Catholics actually claim that we orthodox Catholics are to blame for the attacks on our churches because we use, the liberals say, "hateful" language.
To set the record straight for the liberals, let me say that the ancient and venerable Catholic practice of using right names for things is not "hateful."
Using the word "homosexual" instead of the euphemism "same-sex" is not "hateful." Saying "sodomy" instead of the euphemism "sexual diversity" is also not "hateful."
Similarly, saying "pro-abortion" instead of the euphemism "pro-choice" is not "hateful," and neither is saying "baby" instead of "fetus," which word has, in fact, become genuine hate speech because the pro-aborts use it to dehumanize and depersonalize and even mock the little babies.
So, to say we Catholics bring persecution upon ourselves is to sympathize with and even to justify that persecution. That is disloyalty to one's fellow Catholics.