As we pause to observe another anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, New Church Family presents the documentary "The Saint of 9-11."
This 2006 film is directed by Glenn Holsten and narrated by Ian McKellan. It presents the turbulent spiritual journey of Father Mychal Judge, ending with his heroic death doing rescues at the Twin Towers. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved New York Fire Department chaplain, rousing Irish-American balladeer and iconoclast, Father wrestled with his own private demons while touching others in powerful and miraculous ways. Mychal Judge knew the pain of loss and suffering. He struggled with alcoholism and was an outspoken AA advocate. Father Judge was a gay man who loved his priestly work. “Saint of 9/11” portrays Mychal's life as a spiritual adventure and an honest embrace of life, where alcoholism and sexuality were acknowledged.