imageMark Jahne, writing in The Catholic Transcript of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, nicely summarizes a Shroud Encounter presentation at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Simbury, a residential town in the area:

SIMSBURY – Can it be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the Shroud of Turin is the cloth that was wrapped around the body of Jesus when he was crucified 2,000 years ago? No.

But is there a plethora of evidence that strongly suggests that it is what believers claim it is? Yes.

That was the premise behind a two-hour presentation called "Shroud Encounter" on March 10 at St. Catherine of Siena Parish. The slide lecture was conducted by international shroud expert Russ Breault, founder of the Georgia-based Shroud of Turin Education Project Inc. He has lectured on the topic for 25 years.

Focusing on scientific, historic, liturgical, cultural and other evidence, he led an audience of 700 people through the story of the shroud. The 14-foot-long single piece of woven cloth resides behind bullet-proof glass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.

Jahne fininshes off with:

So it remains, and perhaps will always remain, one of the great unsolved mysteries of mankind.

The article goes on from the there for another couple of minutes. It is a nice summary Encountering the Shroud of Turin – The Catholic Transcript Online