Local priest: Praying after tragedy is important

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WAUKESHA -- They are images that will haunt some for the rest of their lives, and for most of us Friday's shooting in Connecticut has left us with so many unanswered questions.  In this time of national grieving many have turned to religion, for comfort.  Hundreds packed local churches in Newtown, Connecticut for comfort.  Here in Wisconsin, local clergy say they are also here to help.

"Praying for these families, praying for the souls of these children is very, very important," says Father Paul Hartmann of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha.

Hartmann says we may never get all of our questions answered.  But he is assuring his parishioners, while evil certainly visited on Friday, this world is also surrounded by a lot of good.

"The scripture tells us that the gates of hell won't prevail against God's love.  We can direct ourselves to bringing goodness and love and light to the world," says Hartmann.

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