The Islamic State kept good to their threat, carrying out a horrific Good Friday commemoration by crucifying a Catholic priest.
The Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest, was paraded and then crucified by the terror group after being held hostage. In early March, Uzhunnalil was kidnapped after ISIS stormed an elderly care facility in Yemen run by Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. They also killed 16 in the attack, including four nuns.
His execution by the Islamist sect, using the same method used by the Romans on Jesus and marked on Good Friday every year, was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. Continue reading →
Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading →
Leah Remini sat down with “20/20” to talk about her departure from Scientology in an episode airing Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET. During the interview, the actress invokes the name of Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile devotee.
During the brief ABC show teaser video posted to Youtube, Remini says “Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself. You are evil.”
She also says it’s “giving up everything you’ve worked for your whole life” — if you decide to leave Scientology. Remini’s been very vocal about her issues with the church since leaving in 2013. She’s said she left because she didn’t want to raise her daughter as a Scientologist. h/t tmz
ABC promises a bombshell interview with the actress and former Scientologist.
Boy oh boy does the pope travel in style! That’s one ginormous helicopter! Only rivaled by Will.I.Am, after he arrived in one attending the climate control conference!
Bells tolled as he left the Vatican by helicopter and did a fly-by around St. Peter’s Square. They tolled anew as he arrived in Castel Gandolfo, where the central piazza was jammed with people eager to capture the historic moment. AP.