Breaking News: Pope Francis to Introduce the Shroud of Turin Saturday

ANSA via La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (English Edition) is reporting: (ANSA) – Turin, March 27 – Pope Francis will appear on TV to introduce the second-ever appearance of the Holy Shroud of Turin on Italian airwaves Saturday. "It will be a message of intense spiritual scope, charged with positivity, which will help (people) never to … Continue reading “Breaking News: Pope Francis to Introduce the Shroud of Turin Saturday”

Giulio Fanti: The Image of a Man Who Lived Between 280 BC and 220 AD

Giulio Fanti, after requests by me and others, has released the following material related to his new book and granted permission to us to use it as a press release “where they think opportune.”  Here is opportune. So here it is. There is a lot to discuss and as always comments are most welcome: PRESS … Continue reading “Giulio Fanti: The Image of a Man Who Lived Between 280 BC and 220 AD”

New Italian Book: The Mystery of the Shroud by Giulio Fanti and Saverio Gaeta

There is a new book, Il Mistero della sindone (The Mystery of the Shroud) by Giulio Fanti and Saverio Gaeta. Here is a Bing Translation from the publisher’s site: "A mystery of the cross and light": that inexplicable and UN-reproducible nature body image imprinted on the towel is the testimony of the passion and death … Continue reading “New Italian Book: The Mystery of the Shroud by Giulio Fanti and Saverio Gaeta”

Who took which sticky tape samples where and when? 6BD Pictured?

Starting at comment #26, from among some 55 comments to a previous post, Coins on Eyes Issue Again, there is an interesting and important discussion going on about tape sample locations on the Shroud of Turin: Who took which sticky tape samples where and when? In comment #27, Barrie Schwortz writes: Sadly, Max Frei died … Continue reading “Who took which sticky tape samples where and when? 6BD Pictured?”

Shroud Encounter Coming to Westminster College in Pennsylvania

The Westminster Cable Network in reporting: NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Office of Faith and Spirituality will host Shroud Encounter Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Admission is free to the public. Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by international … Continue reading “Shroud Encounter Coming to Westminster College in Pennsylvania”

Fly on the wall summary of the BSTS Meeting

By way of a part of a comment by Hugh Farey on Colin Berry’s blog we have a quick fly-on-the-wall summary of the BSTS meeting. Here is some of that comment while we await a report on the meeting: . . . [T]he BSTS meeting was interesting (particularly as there were life-size photos to pore … Continue reading “Fly on the wall summary of the BSTS Meeting”

And now the Sudarium of Oviedo: The Novel

FROM THE I CAN HARDLY NOT WAIT DEPARTMENT: Comic books, now this. It is called Immortal Surrender: The Curse of the Templar, Book II by Claire Ashgrove. It should be available on September 25, 2012. This sample is from the author’s website: Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to … Continue reading “And now the Sudarium of Oviedo: The Novel”

I think I see another, different nail on the Shroud of Turin

In a blog called the New American Mind, we learn that Les Fredette has discovered, or at least seen a pattern that he believes is a crucifixion nail, one that is consistent with a nail reportedly found in the tomb of Caiaphas. (See TIME Magazine for a story about the nails ). In the blog … Continue reading “I think I see another, different nail on the Shroud of Turin”

Answers to Many Questions About the Fold Marks on the Shroud

A frequent, well informed reader of this blog writes: Your posting of 17 July, "Paper Chase: All Sorts of Papers" revealed a veritable goldmine, and as at 27 July had resulted in what must be a near-record number of 116 comments.  Many of these are taken up with a running dialogue (battle?) between Max Patrick … Continue reading “Answers to Many Questions About the Fold Marks on the Shroud”

Inventory of inventories or what?

Links, access, inventories, lists, what? (What is USB format?). Full posting at Resurrection NOW, Inc. Resurrection NOW, Inc. is pleased to announce the marvelous things we have found concerning the Shroud of Turin: 1.  Approximately 400-500 images of Jesus, modeled after the Image of Edessa, that now exist in USB format. 2.  Approxomately 50-60 painted … Continue reading “Inventory of inventories or what?”

An image in Myrrh Resin? Do the math?

You will need a couple of cups of strong coffee . . . no actually something stronger while you watch this video just uploaded July 4, 2012 by GoodShepard007. The description begins: This is the MOST BIZARRE, ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE Shroud of Turin Video Ever Presented on youtube or any other place in the world. … Continue reading “An image in Myrrh Resin? Do the math?”

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”

Two Thousand Year-Old Ointment Residue Discovered on the Shroud

Valencia, Spain, May 1, 2012 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News): Residue of 2,000 year-old ointments found on Shroud of Turin: Residue found on the Shroud of Turin is not only linked to pollen the linen has collected throughout the centuries, as previously discovered, but “also to the ointments and flowers that were used in funeral … Continue reading “Two Thousand Year-Old Ointment Residue Discovered on the Shroud”

Breault at Sussex County Community College

This time it is Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center in Newton, New Jersey, just about a hour’s drive from Manhattan on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm. There is an admission charge between $7 and $10. The promotion material gets better and better. Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin … Continue reading “Breault at Sussex County Community College”

New Book coming out on the Shroud of Turin in Portugal

Centro Português de Sindonologia is very proud to announce the release of a new book about the Shroud of Turin written by Shroud researcher the medical doctor Dr. Antero de Frias Moreira who is also membership of the Portuguese Catholic Medical Association. This book entitled «Sudário de Turim mortalha de Cristo ou fraude medieval?» ( … Continue reading “New Book coming out on the Shroud of Turin in Portugal”

Correcting an article about the Shroud of Turin

Last week and article by Mike L Anderson appeared in Articlesbase, Shroud of Turin: shroud of Christ? It begins: "In the darkness of the Jerusalem tomb the dead body of Jesus lay, unwashed, covered in blood, on a stone slab. Suddenly there is a burst of mysterious power from it. In that instant the blood … Continue reading “Correcting an article about the Shroud of Turin”

Tidying up loose ends on Philip Mathias’ National Post Article on the Shroud

On January 3, I noted that  Philip Mathias in the Holy Post section of the National Post wrote an article called Reliability of Shroud of Turin fails on faith, not science. It was a response to the ENEA report. I said of the article that it was a hodgepodge of good and bad information. Subsequently … Continue reading “Tidying up loose ends on Philip Mathias’ National Post Article on the Shroud”

Paper Chase: Danusha Goska’s Untitled Essay

Sciencebod, by way of a comment, writes: One of the major questions that sceptics need to ask themselves is this: why is there only one Shroud of Turin? If it were – or had been – a fake, produced by some ingenious imprinting process that mimicked at least some of the properties of modern photography, … Continue reading “Paper Chase: Danusha Goska’s Untitled Essay”

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.”

More on McCrone’s Role in Shroud of Turin Studies

Joe Marino sends along an article by Walter McCrone.  McCrone had sent it to Marino in 1998, asking him to reproduce it in his Shroud of Turin newsletter, which he did: The Painting Hypothesis Walter C. McCrone McCrone Research Institute Chicago, IL 1n 1980, I published the first of three papers covering work I had … Continue reading “More on McCrone’s Role in Shroud of Turin Studies”