Newtown resident: Call the tragedy '12/14'

MaryAnn Murtha, a resident of Newtown, Conn., teaches communications at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Murtha recently wrote a column in her local paper in which she advocates for naming the slaughter of 20 little kids and six adults in her town "12/14," the date on which the semi-automatic machine gun killings took place, not "Newtown" or "Sandy Hook." Her point is well taken.

You can read her article here.


Help fund independent Catholic journalism.
Donate now.

Support independent reporting on important issues.

 One family graphic_2016_250x103.jpg

Show comments

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

Commenting is available during business hours, Central time, USA. Commenting is not available in the evenings, over weekends and on holidays. More details are available here. Comments are open on NCR's Facebook page.