Father Michael was close friends with Father Mychal Judge, OFM, the first official victim at the World Trade Center. Father Michael was the homilist at Father Mychal's funeral Mass which was celebrated by the archbishop of New York and watched by millions around the world. His homily is so beautiful and quite funny.
You can read it here, you won't regret it.
|Father Mychal Judge, OFM being carried out of the World Trade Center|