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.
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.
As it has done every year since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers, the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Astoria gathered to cling to God for strength and to honor the victims, survivors and responders.
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.
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.
Tolling bells were an all-too-familiar sound at Catholic churches around the city in the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 17 years ago.
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.
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.
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.