Hopefully the damage was not too great and it's good the priest had the presence of mind to rescue the blessed sacrament.
Holy Name Cathedral was a very impressive church prior to 1964. Then Cardinal Cody pretty much ordered the interior wrecked. All statues and paintings were removed and the stained glass windows were destroyed.
Wikipedia says the following
As soon as the Second Vatican Council was concluded in the 1960s, Holy Name Cathedral proceeded with a massive renovation project to alter the cathedral interior. From Easter 1968 to 1969, Holy Name Cathedral was closed and masses were held in various locations including a nearby school gymnasium. Tragically, at this time all of the stained glass, oil paintings, and marble statuary was removed from the interior of the cathedral. The end result was a relatively plain room, dominated by a six-ton granite altar and Resurrection crucifix. At midnight on Christmas Eve of 1969, Holy Name Cathedral was reopened.
Having been inside I would have to say the interior was quite disappointing and drab. I would assume as a result of these changes.