The Parable of Ground Zero
"I thought 'what is God like? God is like the firefighter who rushes into a burning building to save someone. That's how much God loves us."
-Jesuit Father James Martin, culture editor of America magazine
A People Changed by 9/11
"The years have gone by, but the memories remain for all who were involved in that one single day and its aftermath that changed the lives of so many and of our nation."
-Monsignor Robert J. Romano
Experiencing 9/11 From Afar
"I sat the whole day in front of the TV watching the video of the tragedy and listening to the commentary."
-Deacon Tom Aumen
Minnesota Twins at a Ground Zero Hospital
"What I learned about faith is that it is active."
-Father Jeff Ethen, of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota
Forgiveness and Unity at Ground Zero
"How in awe I was seeing the crowds along the New York streets praying and saluting as we wheeled the American flag-draped bodies to the makeshift morgue."
-Father Bruce Nieli, .
"It was a time of great pain and great love. It was a time of testing and a time of faith. It was a time of endings and beginnings."
-Father James E. Devlin, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn
A Memoir of 9/11
"We all thought it was a joke."
-Meg C. DeBoe, resident of Annandale, Virginia
— Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor of National Review . You can write to him by e-mail at [email protected] or via Twitter @JonahNRO. Copyright © 2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
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