Bridgeport, Conn., Dec 14, 2012 / 12:04 pm
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. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the only Catholic parish in Newtown, are actively responding.
"The parish is huge and extremely active and it's just up the street," Wallace told CNA Dec. 14.
"Within minutes (of the shooting) the pastor, Msgr. Bob Weiss, was at the scene of the tragedy working with families," he said.