Ten Questions for Shroud Skeptics from Fr. Longenecker

From his blog, Standing on My Head in the Catholic Channel of Patheos, The Most Interesting Rev. Longenecker offers ten questions for skeptics. Here is number 10: 10. The pigtail at the back? It links up with the hair style of Jewish men who had taken the “Nazarite vow” in the time of Christ. This … Continue reading “Ten Questions for Shroud Skeptics from Fr. Longenecker”

Superhero Fr. Dwight Longenecker Believes in the Shroud of Turin

From I Wannabe a Superhero on the blog of Fr. Dwight Longenecker (here, looking like Zorro), pastor at Our Lady of the Rosary, a Roman Catholic Parish in Greenville, South Carolina: There’s more. I believe in the rest of the stuff too. The incorrupt bodies of saints and apparitions of the Queen of Heaven to … Continue reading “Superhero Fr. Dwight Longenecker Believes in the Shroud of Turin”

Lightening Striking the Other Crucified Person in His Shroud

Acilius, in the Red Panther blog, wonders, Does the Shroud of Turin disprove the Gospels? In April, I noticed a post on Rod Dreher‘s blog about the Shroud of Turin.  Mr Dreher had been impressed by a book, Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels, by … Continue reading “Lightening Striking the Other Crucified Person in His Shroud”

Tantalizingly Close Enough?

In The Imaginative Conservative, Fr. Dwight Longenecker summarizes the scientific work of Paolo Di Lazzaro (pictured) and his colleagues. The article is entitled The Shroud of Turin: Evidence for Everything? : So what formed the image? The best description is that it is an extremely delicate singe marking. Italian physicist Paolo Di Lazzaro concedes in … Continue reading “Tantalizingly Close Enough?”

Techno-Science and the Shroud

The latest National Catholic Register has an article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker on the history of the shroud’s “techno-scientific” era: Pia to now. A reader who tipped me off to this article wrote, “I wouldn’t put it this way. In my opinion, there is a lot to doubt about the existing carbon 14 dating and … Continue reading “Techno-Science and the Shroud”

In the Eyes of the Befuddled

Apparent image of a man! Oh, that awful word ‘apparent,’  a word which insanely gets it meaning from what you intend it to mean. The wonderfully outspoken Fr. Dwight Longenecker speaks out about MSM reporting on religion in the Catholic Channel over at Patheos. The title of Longenecker’s posting, The Shroud the Pope and the … Continue reading “In the Eyes of the Befuddled”

Is the Shroud Evidence for God’s Existence?

not from the conference I like Fr. Dwight Longenecker, former Evangelical Christian, former Anglican priest and now Roman Catholic parish priest, with a wife and children, no less. I like reading his blog, Standing on My Head! This week Longenecker posts, Evidence for God’s Existence in which he writes: It is the resurrection of Jesus … Continue reading “Is the Shroud Evidence for God’s Existence?”

Funny that when it comes to the Shroud of Turin the carbon testing must be considered watertight scientific proof.

My favorite Episcopal priests turned Catholic priest, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, pictured here with his wife and four children, weighs in on the GJW (The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife): However, clever folks on both sides could piece together any sort of saying of Jesus from the scrap we have here. The headline grabbing text seems to … Continue reading “Funny that when it comes to the Shroud of Turin the carbon testing must be considered watertight scientific proof.”

Medjugorje and the Shroud and What Mark Shea Wrote

The subject of Mark Shea’s most recent article in the National Catholic Register is not the Shroud. It is the reports of many visions of the Virgin Mary at Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mark is responding to a reader: I believe Medj to be a fraud.  If you want to know my reasons for doing … Continue reading “Medjugorje and the Shroud and What Mark Shea Wrote”

Imagine what Mary looked like from the Shroud of Turin?

From the blog of Fr. Dwight Longenecker, pastor at Our Lady of the Rosary (Roman Catholic) Parish in Greenville, South Carolina: We believe that the Blessed Virgin was not just a conduit or channel for the Son of God to come into the world. Instead he took his human flesh from his human mother. In … Continue reading “Imagine what Mary looked like from the Shroud of Turin?”

If it’s a fraud, make another one.

Mark Shea over at Catholic and Enjoying It! . . . There’s nothing like it in the world and the fact that nobody has been able to reproduce it at this late date, plus the fact that it reveals a knowledge of crucifixion utterly unavailable in the 14th Century, plus the fact that the pollen … Continue reading “If it’s a fraud, make another one.”