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A woman grieves at the inscription of her late husband's name at the national 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City Sept. 11, 2014. Msgr. John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain, still recalls the 9/11 attacks vividly. That first year after the attacks, he said, he doesn't remember how many funerals and memorial Masses he celebrated. CNS photo/Chang Lee, Reuters

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Memories of September 11 attacks linger for former fire department chaplain

Msgr. John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain who is currently pastor of St. Jude Church in Brooklyn, remembers Sept. 11, 2001, vividly. At the time of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Msgr. Delendick had just finished celebrating Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Brooklyn, where he was pastor.