Mary Kate Sloan interprets the EWTN article about Marzia Boi’s presentation at Valencia:
News came from Valencia, Spain, on May 1st that could very much help unravel one of the Church’s greatest mysteries: Is the man shown on the Shroud of Turin really Jesus Christ?
Reports state that a film of residue on the shroud has been scientifically tested and contains not only pollen from numerous encounters with nature throughout the centuries as previously believed, but also “ointments and flowers that were used in funeral rites 2,000 years ago” . . .
[. . . ] Many people argue that it is far too outlandish to place all your trust in someone or something whose mere existence can’t be proved; however, through discoveries like this one which unearth more signs which inevitably point to miraculous happenings and divine intervention, there are less and less reasons to deny the existence of a god. The Catholic Church is one step closer to making the faith truly universal, understandable in every tongue and pool of thought.
Read Two Thousand Year-Old Ointment Residue Discovered on the Shroud on this blog. Pay attention to the comments of Maria da Glória Gonçalves Barroso who was there in Valencia, Yannick, Dave and Gabriel.
This comment from Mary is a proof that my fear is founded. I know that many people in the Shroud world try to use the Shroud to make people believe that it can give us some true scientific proof of the resurrection. That “bad proselytism christian propaganda” goes on in the Shroud world for decades now and it all seem to start after STURP published is results at the beginning of the 80s when they say that they were not able to fully explain the image formation process that was going on to form the image. Starting from there, many people from the lunatic fringe have done all they could to make believe that the Shroud offer some kind of sure proof of the resurrection… But what I found very sad in all this crap, is that some christian believers believe that !!! Just like if God would force people to believe in him… If that crap was true and the Shroud really could prove the resurrection, where would have gone our free will folks ???
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