First-Ever Painting of Native Americans—Discovered in the Vatican?

Close-up of a section of Pinturicchio's "The Resurrection", showing native Americans in feather headdresses

Pinturicchio’s fresco of “The Resurrection” has adorned a wall at the Vatican for 519 years—but someone just noticed that there are native Americans in the scene.   It was 1494 when the Renaissance painter completed the fresco in the Borgia Apartments, now part of the Vatican Library.  Christopher Columbus had just returned from discovering the New World—and had reported that there were men there who danced nude, painting their bodies and wearing feathered headd … [Read more...]

I Was Once Offered a Job at an Abortion Clinic

Fetus at 15 weeks

“You would be answering the phone, handling paperwork, and assisting the doctor with some procedures,” the voice on the phone told me.“Oh, really?” I asked.  “I’m not really certified to be a medical assistant….”She assured me that that would be no problem.  They would train me—and then I would be able to help with abortions and other procedures.“WHAT!?!!!” I shrieked.  “You kill babies in your clinic?  You think I would do that?  I would never work there!   You shouldn’t work there, … [Read more...]

THE UGLY FACE OF FEMINIST WRATH: Foul-Mouthed, Topless Protesters Drench Archbishop With Water (UPDATED)

Archbishop drenched in Femen protest in Brussels

Ah, woman.  So soft, so demure, so loving, so radiant.The graceful Hollywood beauty Audrey Hepburn said of womankind, “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”But then there’s this:Early in April, topless activists from the Kiev-based feminist group FEMEN invaded a lecture on blasphemy by Arc … [Read more...]