Rather than naming this religious facility the National Cathedral, it would be better to call it Willows Of Babylon Church, since we're still in Babylon (Iraq) and will probably be for some time to come if our nation's leaders have their way. Babylon, you know, from the Israelites' experiences of finding faith even in Babylon. Under the willows there where they hung up their liars, I mean lyres, and obviously they were NOT Church of Christ who don't believe in instruments in church. So keep the organ, or at least some guitars, so the organ pipes don't bop the worshippers, too.
And didn't the Pope speak ex cathedra or "from the chair" so that a cathedral is the "seat of the Bishop's authority"? Yet, I don't see a Bishop listed on the National Cathedral staff roster. In the case of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, he rightly has a cathedral, St. Peters, from which he speaks with unquestioned authority....except when it comes to telling where the pedophile priests are located and he's very quiet about that.
Pretty smart those American Indians with their teepees.