9/11 First Responder Luis Alvarez Laid to Rest

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. 

Eighteen Years Later, Brother of Fallen Firefighter Still Helping 9/11 Victims

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.

Firefighters Never Forget 9/11

A solemn Mass to pay tribute to FDNY firefighters and all who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks was held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.

Let Them Speak: What 9/11 Means To Us Teens

As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, we remember all the brave and innocent men and women who lost their lives 17 years ago. For a person my age, when I first was taught about the events that occurred on that day, it didn’t really sink in what happened.

Hibernians Honor 9/11 Hero, Name New Division in Breezy

Fire Lieutenant Kevin C. Dowdell died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He was one of 18 Ancient Order of Hibernians members from New York and New Jersey who lost their lives that tragic day.

Good Friday Coincidence?

Dear Editor: Why Good Friday is Good! While I was a chaplain at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, I was permitted to hold an on-site version of the Stations of the Cross by the iconic Ground Zero Cross.

Memories in Stained Glass

Retired firefighter Harry Gillen from Ladder 131, Engine 279 in Red Hook stands in front of the two stained-glass windows he handcrafted in memory of five men from his firehouse who sacrificed their lives at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Prayers in Shanksville For Heroes of Flight 93

Fifteen years after United Flight 93 crashed in an open field in southern Pennsylvania, a small group of Catholics gathered in the stillness of the site to remember the people who sacrificed their lives so that others might live.