Catholics desperate to save 9/11 chapel in New York

On September 11, 2001, Justine Cuccia was nine months pregnant when she watched in horror as two hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. Her neighborhood, Battery Park City, was just across the street, including her parish, St. Joseph’s chapel, located in the bottom of an apartment building along… Continue reading Catholics desperate to save 9/11 chapel in New York

Are the angels sending a message? Miraculous apparition found in the light of 9/11 tribute (PHOTO)

Is it an angel, or is it Our Lord, Jesus Christ? A freelance photographer has captured what appears to be an apparition standing at the top of The Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center site. Richard McCormack had taken many photos of the site that night, but the miraculous image appeared in only… Continue reading Are the angels sending a message? Miraculous apparition found in the light of 9/11 tribute (PHOTO)

‘This is a place where we shed tears,’ Pope says at 9/11 memorial

‘This place of death became a place of life, too,’ says Holy Father The memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terror attack in New York City is “a place where we shed tears”, Pope has said during an emotional visit to the site. Honouring both the pain and the strength of the families of… Continue reading ‘This is a place where we shed tears,’ Pope says at 9/11 memorial

Destruction is always personal, Pope Francis reflects at Ground Zero

After his Friday meeting with loved ones of fallen first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, the Holy Father said he was reminded that violence can never be impersonal. “In those family members, we see the face of pain, a pain which still touches us and cries out to heaven,” he said during… Continue reading Destruction is always personal, Pope Francis reflects at Ground Zero

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. “I remember that terrible afternoon as if it were yesterday.… Continue reading 9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America