Farewell to a Beloved Post-9/11 Champion of the FDNY 

Msgr. John Delendick, the FDNY Catholic chaplain who passed away from 9/11-related pancreatic cancer on Nov. 23, was remembered at his funeral Mass on Friday, Dec. 1 as a brother to firefighters and as a good and faithful shepherd. 

Tragic Legacy: 9/11-Related Illnesses Still Claiming Lives

Msgr. John Delendick, the FDNY chaplain who passed away from a 9/11-related cancer on Thanksgiving Day, joins a sad and growing list of people succumbing to illnesses they suffered due to their service at the World Trade Center site in the weeks and months following the 2001 attack.

Remembrances of 9/11 Can Be Found All Over the Diocese

Twenty years later, the memories of Sept. 11 are still vivid for people in the Diocese of Brooklyn. There are reminders everywhere. Over the years, churches and schools erected monuments in tribute to the parishioners and alumni they lost on that tragic day.