The story behind one iconic image of the Newtown shootings

Photo: Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee This picture was one of the first images to circulate widely, just after the story broke, and it remains arguably the defining image of this tragedy. A writer with Poynter Institute, Julie Moos, explores how a small weekly paper is covering a story of global interest and national significance, and she [Read More...]

Priest’s “horrible” job in Newtown: telling the parents

From ABC News: A Newtown, Conn., priest had the “horrible” job of informing families this morning that their children had been killed in the elementary school massacre. There were 20 children among the 27 people brutally killed the day Adam Lanza, 20, invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on staff and students. Lanza [Read More...]

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...]