L&R: Fatima trinkets in position; Center: 2021 Nativity Scene graffiti, Porto. Photos by author.

The Cum-Stained Sheets of Vatican City.

Regardless of the thread-count, or even if they’re silk, dirty is as dirty does!

In “The Godfather,” one of the first shocking scenes occurs as the camera surveys the estate of a powerful but bullheaded movie executive who refuses to offer a plum lead role to a Frank Sinatra-like character at Don Corleone’s request, then under threat. He won’t be bullied. The camera pans in: slowly he awakens…