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Daily Archives: April 30th, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords Shot

In Attack’s Wake, Political Repercussions James Palka/Associated Press Emergency personnel used a stretcher to carry Representative Gabrielle Giffords outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday. More Photos » By MARC LACEY and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN Published: January 8, 2011 TUCSON — Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and at least 17 others were […]

A Prolific Father of Haitian Letters, Busier Than Ever

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Port-au-Prince, Haiti Frankétienne has had prophecies of death (his own) and destruction (Haiti’s). The earthquake that wrecked this country in January 2010? It was foreseen, said Frankétienne, the man known as the father of Haitian letters, in his play “The Trap.” It was written two months before the disaster and depicts […]

Rev. David Wilkerson Dies at 79; Started Times Square Church

David Wilkerson Killed in Car Crash Sarah Pulliam Bailey David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade and founder of World Challenge Ministries, died in a car crash today, Charisma and CBN are reporting. CBN reports that Wilkerson, 79, was driving and was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilkerson was driving east on U.S. […]

The first federal prison for women opens

The Federal Industrial Institution for Women, the first women’s federal prison, opens in Alderson, West Virginia. All women serving federal sentences of more than a year were to be brought here. Run by Dr. Mary B. Harris, the prison’s buildings, each named after social reformers, sat atop 500 acres. One judge described the prison as […]

12,000-Year-Old Rock Paintings Found in Xinjiang, China 2011-04-29 12:04

Ancient colored rock paintings dating back 12,000 years have been found in a cave in the Altai area of China’s Xinjiang region. The paintings found are mainly handprints, spot images and figures. All of them are colored, mostly painted with red ocher. The cave belongs to the Duogate rock-painting area. The paintings have been designated […]

Pope John Paul II: social teaching reinvigorated the faith

Pope John Paul II: social teaching reinvigorated the faith By Stephen F. Schneck This Sunday, May 1, we celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II. May 1 is also the traditional feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Even more specially, this year May 1 is Divine Mercy Sunday, an observance inaugurated by John Paul […]