September 11

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Deacon Paul Carris, prior to his ordination as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Newark, with Judith Toppin, whom he helped down a stairwell at the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, saving her life.

‘God was with us on the stairwell’: A hero of 9/11 finds his vocation

Sep 11, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The trial of that day, and in the years that followed, uncovered a trial of faith for Deacon Paul Carris. Read more

An unborn child, a victim of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, is remembered at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.

‘We’re having a problem on the plane’: Husband writes about losing wife, unborn child on 9/11

Sep 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Jack Grandcolas’ pregnant wife, Lauren, died on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania after the passengers fought back... Read more

Father Tom Colucci.

How 9/11 led a first responder to the priesthood

Sep 11, 2021

By Kate Olivera, Jonah McKeown

Father Tom Colucci says he actually sees a lot of similarities between the priesthood and the fire service. Read more

St. John Paul II in prayer, c. 1991.

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

Sep 11, 2019

By Mary Farrow

As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania... Read more