A crowd surrounds St. Rose of Lima Church Dec. 14. (CNS photo/Reuters)
A crowd surrounds St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, after the community was rocked by a shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A gunman opened fire on school children and staff at the school killing at least 27 people, including 20 children. The church held a Mass to pray for victims and their families and was to remain open through the night. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters) (Dec. 14, 2012) See NEWTON Dec. 14, 2012.