For New York celebrity priest, 9/11 closure will come with tolerance for ‘every path to God’

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On a weekday in Massapequa Park, New York, deep in the Long Island suburbs, Monsignor Jim Lisante, sits on a faded but dignified patterned brocade sofa in a plush parlor at the rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, narrating encounters with a constellation of luminaries. The walls, side tables, and mantelpiece are covered with photos of family members — he has five nieces and nephews among his two sisters —  and snapshots of Lisante shaking the hands of well-known faces—a pope, a president, a Hollywood icon or two.  “That’s the last president I liked,” Lisante said of a photograph of him grinning with George H.W. Bush.

For New York celebrity priest, 9/11 closure will come with tolerance for ‘every path to God’

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