Sr. Cristina Covers Madonna’s Raunchy “Like a Virgin”–And Turns It Into a Prayer

Sister Cristina

You remember Sister Cristina--the Italian nun who made a splash on social media last year after winning first-place in Italy's version of "The Voice"?  The peppy nun has released her first single from her debut album, a cover of Madonna's 1984 hit "Like a Virgin."The Madonna video, filmed on gondolas in Venice, was downright raunchy.  Sister Cristina has taken the controversial song and turned it into a heartfelt prayer.  Instead of copying Madonna's suggestive writhing and skimpy clothing, S … [Read more...]

Coming to a Theater Near You: The Vatican Museums in Glorious 3D

You never forget your first visit to the Sistine Chapel.  Every trip to Rome is a great privilege, even for seasoned travelers--what with the cobblestones and the trattorias, the glorious architecture and columns and saints buried in little chapels on every street.  Even a seasoned tourist can't help but marvel at the magnificence of Renaissance art and the immensity of St. Peter's Basilica.But back to the Museum:  You buy a ticket and then you stand in line, waiting an hour or longer in the … [Read more...]

A GREAT EVIL: University’s Macabre Experiment Creates a Human-Mouse Hybrid

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? --The ShadowIn a macabre experiment that makes my head and my heart ache, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, have blended cells of humans and mice to create a "super mouse" that's four times as smart as an average mouse.To accomplish this, they injected the brains of baby mice with cells from "extra" human fetuses left over from in vitro fertilization.  The scientists used 'glial' … [Read more...]