How are you marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11?

On the 15th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we offer here a selection of articles and multimedia features on that day and its aftermath. To add your own memories of 9/11, write a comment in the response boxes below.


1,000 Walk to Remember Father Mychal Judge, the First Recorded Victim of Sept. 11, Teresa Donnellan

Father Judge walked into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 to perform last rites and he never walked out. He is considered the first casualty of the attacks. Mr. Spade, who passed Father Judge in the lobby of One W.T.C., remembers: “There was no talking to him that day…. He was pale, saying the rosary in his pocket.”


A Dream of Life: Revisiting Bruce Springsteen's 'The Rising,' Christopher Pramuk

A Father's Love, a 9/11 profile by Kerry Weber

A Sibling's Strength, a 9/11 profile by Kerry Weber

9/11 Perspectives, a podcast conversation with historian David O'Brien and Rev. Robert J. Robbins

Learning from 9/11, a reflection on love, heroism and courage by David O'Brien

Painting 9/11, a video reflection featuring the artist Dan Gheno, who discusses his art as a meditation on grief

Temporary and Timeless, a look at the 9/11 memorial by Judith Dupré

From the archives, What Should Be Done? an analysis by the Rev. Bryan J. Hehir

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James Hynes
1 year 6 months ago
Here is another good article on 9/11, this one from Fr. James Alison:


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