Catholic priests rush to scene of Newtown school tragedy

photo: Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant From Catholic News Agency:  Several priests of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport responded quickly to the mass murder of adults and schoolchildren at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, rushing to the scene to comfort victims and their relatives. Brian Wallace, the diocese’s director of communications, said that priests from St. [Read More...]

Horror: 18 children dead in Connecticut school shooting

Eleven days before Christmas, a nightmare.  From Associated Press:  A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. The shooting appeared to be the nation’s second-deadliest [Read More...]

Catholics who are helping turn the tide of opinion on the death penalty

Something that doesn’t get much attention, but should.  From the Washington Post: Soon, probably next week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will sign into a law a bill that abolishes the death penalty in his state. When he does, Connecticut will be the fifth state to enact such legislation in as many years — and the [Read More...]


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