Sunday, September 11, 2011

Father Mychael


That's not all I have to say about 9/11. For unknown reasons Maureen Johnson's post made me think of my 9/11 hero, a man who I knew nothing about until this summer but who, to me, represents an evolutionary step toward what I want the world to be.

Father Mychael Judge was a priest, and the chaplain for the FDNY. He was also victim number 001 on that day ten years ago. He was also homosexual. This New York Times article tells his story better than I ever could.