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.
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.
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.
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.
A new addition to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that pays tribute to the first responders, survivors, and their families who have continued to suffer from the attacks is being praised by faith leaders as a sign of “continued hope” emerging from an event known for its devastation.
Earlier this year, when Kate Baragona was diagnosed with cancer, she was stunned. But the news was also a reminder of how far-reaching the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks continue to be 18 years after the fact.
President Donald Trump signed a bill on July 29 to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090. By signing the act into law, Trump made good on his promise to help those most affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The U.S. Senate is expected to pass on July 23 a bill to permanently fund compensation for victims and first-responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The funeral Mass for Luis Alvarez was held on Wednesday, July 3 at Immaculate Conception parish in Astoria, Queens. Alvarez was one of many New York police detectives and first responders to the terror attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Frank Siller spoke to The Tablet at a time when Congress is considering a bill to authorize funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, a federally funded program that compensates victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Congress last authorized funding for the program in 2015 for use until 2020, but that money is running out.