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Cardinal Dolan pays homage to slain Newtown teacher

Catholic World News - December 20, 2012

At the funeral for a schoolteacher who was killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said that her “life and death brings light, truth, goodness and love to a world often shrouded in darkness, evil, selfishness and death."

The cardinal said that Ann Marie Murphy, a special-education teacher who was reportedly shot and killed while she tried to protect her students, showed the true face of Christian charity. "Like Jesus, Annie laid down her life for her friends," he said.

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  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 21, 2012 7:54 AM ET USA

    Thank you, Cardinal Dolan, for pointing out one of the saints among us. During this Advent season , it is a striking reminder that Christ is still alive and working in our troubled world.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 20, 2012 6:28 PM ET USA

    When we die in charity, we go (eventually) to heaven. This certainly was a charitable death. Requiescant in pace.

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