Knights of Columbus councils in Brooklyn and Queens began hosting in 2002 an annual Family Picnic and fundraiser to honor people who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. This year marked the event’s 20th anniversary.
September 11 2001
Lack of Funding From Congress A Health Scare for 9/11 Survivors
A government-funded program that provides free health care for 9/11 first responders and other survivors is running short of money, and advocates worry the financial shortfall will result in rationed care.
Newly Ordained Priest Was Thrust Into Action on 9/11
In 2001, Father Gerard Sauer was a newly ordained priest at St. Patrick Church, helping guide a grieving parish through the horror of the 9/11 terror attack and its aftermath. Two decades later, he is the pastor of the Bay Ridge church, helping parishioners cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Many, 9/11 Lingers in Form of Life-Threatening Illnesses
Chris Sorrentino still has a hard time thinking about that day. But Sept. 11 never goes away for another reason: the toxic dust at ground zero that he breathed in over the next several months and the bladder cancer he developed years later.
‘Walk’ Honors Priest-Chaplain Father Judge, Fellow Fallen First Responders
Father Mychal Judge died doing his “dream job” at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but a legacy of love and compassion has grown from the tragedy. That was the assessment of many of his friends and admirers who participated in the annual 9/11 Walk of Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 5.
Catholic New Yorker Continues Quest For Accountability 20 Years After 9/11
After seeing the Taliban’s sweep through Afghanistan to retake governing control, Colleen Kelly wonders if accountability for the death of her brother in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York 20 years ago and the subsequent war in Afghanistan will ever be achieved.
In ‘State of the World’ Speech, Pope Francis Talks COVID, Myanmar, 9/11
Pope Francis said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic shows there are parts of the world that are “seriously ill,” not as a result of the virus but in its natural environment, its economic and political processes, and even more so in in its human relationships.
Only in Print: Mass at Holy Cross Gives Thanks to First Responders | November 30, 2019
Thanksgiving and Sept. 11 are linked together at an annual Mass Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, holds close to Thanksgiving every year, a liturgy that honors the 17 alumni who died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
McClancy Remembers 9/11 Hero and Alumnus Alvarez
Luis Alvarez learned the importance of being compassionate and serving others during his four years at Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S., East Elmhurst. Those were values Alvarez put into practice when he served in the Marine Corps, responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and testified on Capitol Hill in June.
Response to 9/11 Was ‘Rescue, Rebuild and Renew,’ Says Cardinal Dolan
In preparing to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said part of his message came from the pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Lower Manhattan.