More on the Dirt of the Shroud of Turin

J. N. from Scarsdale tipped me off to a posting by Stephen E. Jones*, which quotes extensively from multiple sources including the wonderful book, “The Turin Shroud: The Illustrated Evidence” by Ian Wilson and Barrie Schwortz. Here is most of that posting. It is clarifying: [Left: The feet images on the Shroud. The top left … Continue reading “More on the Dirt of the Shroud of Turin”

Freethought Should Be Accurate and Factual

Austin Cline at the About.com Guide provides a definition of Freethought. You will find other definitions but this is about the best of I seen. Here is the most significant part: Freethought is defined as the process of making decisions and arriving at beliefs without relying solely upon tradition, dogma, or the opinions of authorities. … Continue reading “Freethought Should Be Accurate and Factual”

John and Rebecca Jackson to Speak on the Shroud of Turin at Saint James the Just Parish in Ogden, Utah

Marie Mischel reporting in the Intermountain Catholic: The Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Christ, will be the topic of a presentation on Sept. 24 at Saint James the Just Parish in Ogden. The presentation has been organized by Tony and Diana Hanebrink of Saint Joseph Parish in Ogden, who … Continue reading “John and Rebecca Jackson to Speak on the Shroud of Turin at Saint James the Just Parish in Ogden, Utah”

New Book: Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics including the Shroud of Turin

It is a new book, published just within the last month. It is available in paperback and in Kindle and other ebook formats. Here is some of the description from Amazon.com: In Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics, author Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on an exhilarating journey through the life and death of more … Continue reading “New Book: Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics including the Shroud of Turin”

‪An invitation to discuss the Shroud of Turin. You’ve got to be kidding.

These guys (Skinny Guy and Bearded Guy) don’t like me. I’m not going to argue with these guys. I made it clear that I’m not joining them on their venue. But you should watch them. Watch their 45 or 50 minutes of attack largely directed at me and what I believe (or what they think … Continue reading “‪An invitation to discuss the Shroud of Turin. You’ve got to be kidding.”

More on the Archaeology of the Bible by James K. Hoffmeier

After reading John A. Battle’s review The Archaeology of the Bible, by James K. Hoffmeier (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2008) that appeared in The Western Reformed Seminary Journal, I decided to check out the book myself. The review has caught my attention because Battle wrote: “Since the book is fairly recent, it includes major recent discoveries … Continue reading “More on the Archaeology of the Bible by James K. Hoffmeier”

Newly Posted Shroud of Turin Videos on Cross TV

Here are some videos that just popped up on Cross TV this morning. I’ve mentioned Shroud Encounter presentations by Russ Breault in other posts. The first one is from one of his talks. The fourth video is an interview with Russ. Ancient Pictograms Prove Shroud 8 min Excerpt from Shroud Encounter dealing with Byzantine Icon … Continue reading “Newly Posted Shroud of Turin Videos on Cross TV”

Dissent of the Day on “How Different Beliefs About the Shroud Can Be”

Bigr writes: Apparently D. Porter, you didn’t watch all of the evidence presented in the History channel’s, “The Real Face of Jesus.” The way it was determined how light could produce the ‘precise’ image of the face of Christ is explained very clearly. It can’t be proven at this time that the person whose image … Continue reading “Dissent of the Day on “How Different Beliefs About the Shroud Can Be””

The Shroud: Somewhat Betwixt and Between

Mark Shea, in an article, “Relics: Grace Working Through Matter,” in the Catholic Exchange offers up an interesting perspective on the significance of the Shroud of Turin: Perhaps the most famous relic in the world, at present, is the Shroud of Turin, which is currently available for public viewing at the Cathedral in Turin. Believed … Continue reading “The Shroud: Somewhat Betwixt and Between”

The Shroud of Turin Mystery Tour

The Shroud of Turin Mystery Tour will be coming to the Joylan Theater in Springville, NY on April 17 (Palm Sunday) at 1:30 PM. This highly acclaimed 90-minute multi-media presentation, also known as “Shroud Encounter”, is free and open to the public. Shroud Encounter is a production of the Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. … Continue reading “The Shroud of Turin Mystery Tour”

Actually TWO Shroud of Turin Presentation in Scranton Area This Lent

A reader of this blog reports that the Citizens Voice has a better story on two, not one, Shroud of Turin presentations in the Scranton area: It has been both the subject of intense debate and a source of inspiration for centuries, and in April, a group of local Catholics will have a replica on … Continue reading “Actually TWO Shroud of Turin Presentation in Scranton Area This Lent”

Thoughts for a Sunday Morning: “If I am right, then . . . I am right.”

Joe Marino wrote to me last night. “This little bit is too good not to share with someone right now.” Indeed. They were choice quotes from emails that Walter McCrone had sent to Marino. In one, the last, “[A]pparently because I wouldn’t believe his point of view,” McCrone wrote: You say since the "blood" went … Continue reading “Thoughts for a Sunday Morning: “If I am right, then . . . I am right.””

Wikileaks on the Shroud of Turin: It gets better

B&B writes: “By Jove I think he’s got it. Leonardo da Vinci looks just like Julian Assange.” Referring of course to the picture (click image for larger view). Amy from Nevada asked, “Is Lombatti for real?” (No, Amy, he just wrote on his site: “As for the Wikileaks news, I was just kidding. Irony, this … Continue reading “Wikileaks on the Shroud of Turin: It gets better”

The 1993 Shroud of Turin Conference Now Online as Video

We hear from Russ Breault. And I add fantasitic! The entire 1993 Rome Conference featuring 49 separate videos is now online and can be viewed in streaming video free of charge.  Many thanks to Paul Bershon for filming it originally and recently encoding for digital.  Thanks also to Dan Scavone who translated the Speaker Index … Continue reading “The 1993 Shroud of Turin Conference Now Online as Video”

Promoted Comment on “I think I see the Shroud of Turin”

Michael A. Iacono writes: Neither “Time Machine by Heather Pringle” nor this website is a virtual space where Sindonologists and/or laypersons can effectively “share [scientific evidence or] observations [regarding the Shroud] eyeball to eyeball”. If anyone wishes to do so, I invite them to try attending Sindonology conferences, where one can query the scientists and … Continue reading “Promoted Comment on “I think I see the Shroud of Turin””

Reverend Know-it-all: Do you really think Jesus rose from the dead?

We missed this back when it was posted, Easter, April 4, 2010. It is worth reading; very worth reading . . . and funny. Dear Rev. Know it all, The Christian religion is so primitive. This myth of the dying and rising god permeates ancient religions and is only symbolic. Science has proven that dead … Continue reading “Reverend Know-it-all: Do you really think Jesus rose from the dead?”

What is bigger: The Shroud showing in Turin or the History Channel in the US?

The Daily Mirror in the UK is telling us that attendance at the Shroud of Turin exposition in Turin, April 10-May 23, 2010, may reach four million – that is the latest estimate. Wow! But, the article goes on to stay that this is not the big story. The big story is the History Channel … Continue reading “What is bigger: The Shroud showing in Turin or the History Channel in the US?”

Best News Article on the Shroud of Turin

Michael Day, writing in Britain’s fourth largest newspaper, The Independent, has written what is probably the most accurate and objective news article on the Shroud of Turin in years: The face of Christ or a brilliant hoax? More than two million of the faithful, undecided or merely curious who are expected to converge on Turin … Continue reading “Best News Article on the Shroud of Turin”

The Shroud of Turin, the Shroud of Scholarly Disputes

John Thavis has written an excellent story for Catholic News Service. There is a great deal of useful perspective on the Shroud. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Shroud of Turin, which many Christians believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus, goes on public display this spring, at a time when experts are debating new … Continue reading “The Shroud of Turin, the Shroud of Scholarly Disputes”

More: Death Certificate on the Shroud of Turin?

I have promoted a comment from a previous posting to address the issue cazab raised. It is a valid point, one that we all need to struggle with: the value of the opinion of experts. Here is the comment: I’d like to know what do you think of the expert opinion of Prof. Mario Capasso … Continue reading “More: Death Certificate on the Shroud of Turin?”