The CF Chaplain General’s office told chaplains that if approached by the media about the Fort Hood shootings, we were to refer them to CF Public Affairs Officers, which is just as well, as I am, like everyone else, at a loss for words about this terrible event. I only hope that tomorrow some of my fellow Christians remember to pray for the shooter as well as for his victims.

The Austin Statesman newspaper has set up this Twitter feed which is providing ongoing news as more details become known. The profiles of the victims make for sad but inspiring reading.