This past Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, I sat in a morning meeting with two colleagues at the Chancery of the Diocese of Juneau in the St Ann Center. While in the meeting, at exactly 9:30 a.m., the Church bell at the Cathedral started to toll 26 times for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The ringing of the bell was in response to Gov. Sean Parnell’s request encouraging Alaskans to observe a moment of silence remembering those killed in Newtown, Connecticut. At that moment, our meeting went silent.