CT town shaken by tragic shooting during holiday season
Peter Johnson Jr weighs in
- Duration 4:55
- Date Dec 15, 2012
Peter Johnson Jr weighs in
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Well -- now we know that the talent -- is a small community and we've heard from police officers today as a matter -- lieutenant Paul Vance selling us.
That the community has come together to remember the lives -- losses they try to find comfort.
In faith and in god for that part of this story though we go now to Fox News analyst Peter Johnson junior who has more details about this Peter.
Tell us more please.
Take Kelly I would say early this morning in that -- Newtown Connecticut and that he could -- -- town -- its collective stomach.
That's what happened -- -- never saw so many.
This consulate -- spirited.
Down -- people crying.
In the general store and in church this morning.
An opportunity to early this morning speak with monsignor Robert Wise of the -- saint rose of Lima parish there.
Died from that -- and he provides consolation not only for them.
But for us as Americans.
He said to me in I don't have anybody to play with anymore and I've lost my best friend.
I said to him you know that they God's gonna send you some wonderful new friends you don't have to be afraid and you're always have your sister in your heart.
And I said attorney you don't have to worry because she's very safe because she's with god.
And we talked a little bit about what heaven was like and he realized that she was going to be happy that she was going to be safe that.
It was surely after that he just broke down into tears.
-- -- had to explain to a little boy that his sister had gone to heaven.
He had several other stories like that.
And he is part of the clergy in that town that are keeping people and together.
They're they're scared they're afraid -- one -- came up to me this morning said.
Please point all the satellite trucks pointed all the reporters please don't hurt our terrorism -- -- from Fox News I came here to help.
I came here to share -- to grieve and to be here in solidarity with -- I lost my own father.
This week he had a long long life.
But we understand loss in this country and we understand the need to pull together and to be with -- each other and so that's what -- -- was talking about this morning.
The need to be present the need to convey love the need to share.
God's mercy mercy and to understand that faith will affect.
Bring bring us through this he said very interestingly you know -- question.
Whether this is shaken my faith in god he said no it hasn't in May have shaken my faith.
In human beings as to what I've seen the last 45 -- thirty years in this country but not my faith in -- -- I think a lot of people would agree with him on that and the monsignor has so many things to do you mean those six children went to his.
He would have to go through the painful task of federalizing down and reminding people that there are God's hands to show us some more this interview if you can place.
Yeah let's let's let's watch them to more right now.
You know that that light that shown over crisis gonna shine over these families as well these little -- -- angels now.
I think tonight when they reflect on on this Christ child being born that he did bring us hope.
That even in the midst of the worst times of life that he's ever present to us and I'm hoping that that's the message -- -- -- can take away from tonight.
You know that there is still a reason -- hope -- -- reason to hold on.
These families have other children that they have to continue to raise.
And I'm just hoping that the strains that comes on the Christ child will be over these families with these parents.
-- in the monsignor and these families are living the Credo that where there's life there's hope.
This afternoon -- will be a live nativity scene at saint rose of Lima parish church.
And near the end of the 530 -- and man will come and say there is a star.
Over the stable and and and that congregation will walk out through the parking lot to a stable where there will be -- -- be representing the Christ child.
In a crash in -- activity seen.
And at that moment those parishioners and those people who have lost loved ones and -- friends -- lost -- ones will come together in a way that is.
Inherently American inherently spiritual.
Adopting the very best of Christian and Judeo Christian attitudes and I know you're great anchor Kelly but I know that you have console people.
In there -- times of need and so you understand the great importance it has for that community.
But also for our country -- went through my daughter we -- lit candles and said prayers and at church at 5:30 this morning.
And this means a lot to America to see us come together but Peter has been my prayers -- there with you and they're absolutely Peter Johnson junior very good friend and colleague of mine.
And -- -- -- feel my condolences to you for the loss of your father's -- thank you again our thanks -- thanks.