imageThe Ave Herald (Community Newspaper) is headlining Shroud of Turin Talk by Barrie Schortz (sic):

Barrie Schortz (sic), the documenting photographer for the only in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin, which took place in 1978, will speak about the Shroud Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the AMU academic building. He’s also talk Saturday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Church. The talks are free and open to the public.

Mr. Schortz (sic), who now directs the Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association and operates the website,  enthralled those who attended his last talk at Ave Maria University five years ago. That talk was covered by The Ave Herald and a story is available here: The Shroud of Turin Brought Back His Faith.

According to Wikipedia:

Ave Maria University (AMU) is a private Catholic university in Southwest Florida, United States, founded in 2003. The university moved to its permanent campus, situated in the planned town of Ave Maria, 17 miles (27 km) east of Naples, Florida, in August 2007. Ave Maria University shares its history with the former Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which was founded in 1998 and closed in 2007.[1]

Tom Monaghan, Ave Maria’s founder, has been criticized in the press for proposing that contraceptives, abortion, and pornography be banned from the university and the town itself.[2] In 2007, Monaghan drew criticism from Catholics both inside and outside the university when he removed theologian Joseph Fessio asprovost.

The current enrollment of Ave Maria University is 1,200 students . , ,