And a busy one for child protective services. Reports of not one but two exorcisms gone awry make us wonder: who needs demons when you have relatives like these? Eddie Uyesugi II, a 22-year-old pastor in training, was charged this week with felony confinement and misdemeanor battery for attacking a 14-year-old autistic boy in Bloomington, Indiana.
Eric Mezil, curator to Collection Lambert gallery in Avignon, France, is seriously (and justifiably) pissed—but also, apparently, a bit prone to hyperbole. Last Thursday, Mezil says, a Cambodian-born Frenchwoman named Sam Rindy “raped” one of the masterpieces in his care, an untitled painting by American artist Cy Twomby worth 2.
The Vatican’s Office of Migrants and Itinerant People has recently released a set of “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road,” which functions as a kind of “Ten Commandments” for drivers. Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads the office, says that he is charged with the souls of all ``itinerant” people, a demographic that apparently includes refugees, prostitutes, truck drivers and the homeless, in addition to everyday commuters, as far as I can tell.?xml:namespace>