All this week, the Register is recalling the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each day, we are featuring the recollections of an individual Catholic who was there or whose lives were impacted by the tragic events.
Cardinal Edward Egan had been archbishop of New York for about a year and three months when the attacks occurred. Though he’s a Chicago native and had served for many years as bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., Cardinal Egan has spent enough time in the Big Apple to be considered a New Yorker. He also served as auxiliary bishop of New York from 1985-1988, when he was vicar for education.
In addition, many of the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center had lived in...READ MORE