Arizona Shootings

What are the odds?

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Arizona shootings, beauty of math, Cong. Gabrielle Giffords, medical odds
The other day, one of those optimistic University of Arizona Medical Center doctors gave Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords an unusually high survival chance.

Judge John Roll, RIP

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Charles Chaput, Arizona shootings, Christian service, Judge John Roll
At the last Mass John Roll attended last Saturday, he would have heard the antiphon “…on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen.” Within a couple of hours he would be shot dead by a mad gunman. Arizona’s highly respected chief federal judge was laid to rest Friday, and those who knew him best say his life was filled with light.

Constitutional violence?

Christopher Blunt | 13 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: American politics, Arizona shootings, free speech
Precisely because of America's free speech tradition, violent attacks on elected officials are very rare.


Sheila Liaugminas | 10 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Arizona shootings, Cong. Gabrielle Giffords, divine intervention, Judge John Roll, miracle

Is it emblematic of America? Or an enigmatic new ground zero…?

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