Shroud of Turin in L.A. Times Crossword Puzzle

November 10, 2010 Comments off

Now what?

November 9, 2010 2 comments
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Tallest Jesus in the World

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image Look closely. Those tiny things at Jesus’ neckline are real people. Not exactly modeled on the Shroud of Turin.

CNN is now reporting:

Workers in Poland finished erecting the world’s tallest statue of Jesus over the weekend, a 170-foot (52-meter) giant that towers over the countryside near Swiebodzin.

"This is the culmination of my life’s work as a priest. I felt inspired to fulfill Jesus’ will, and today I give thanks to him for allowing me to fulfill his will," Father Zawadzki said after the head was attached by a 700-ton crane,

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Infinity Publishing and Lost at Sea

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LinDee Rochelle, the Director of Author Services at Infinity Publishing wrote to me in public comment space and thus I am replying similarly:

Please get in touch with Bernie directly, regarding his excerpt about which you made the comment: "Maybe the publisher isn’t being fair to Mr. Schwindt. ‘Bernie, can you send me something I can understand?’”

We are a First Amendment press and assist our authors in their publishing projects. However, the individual authors are free to create and edit the information, synopsis, bio, and excerpt about his or her book, and post them (at no charge) on our bookstore site. In general circumstances, we do not judge nor censor our authors’ prose.

I understand from communication with Bernie that there has indeed, been a misunderstanding of his intended philosophy. Please work with Bernie to clarify his perspective; and thank you for reviewing an Infinity Publishing book.

I have not been able to understand a single paragraph that he has sent me. You say that you do not judge nor censor your authors’ prose. Do you don’t even look at it? The First Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with gibberish. 

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Word in on Shroud of Turin Presentation at Newman University in Wichita

November 9, 2010 1 comment

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Maria da Glória Gonçalves Barroso writes to let us know:

I came to know that at Trial of the Shroud of Turin at Newman University, Wichita October 27 conducted by former federal prosecutor Larry Schauf people who attended that event where both sides of the controversy were presented voted as a Jury at the end, pronouncing on authenticity of the Shroud.

Pro authenticity obtained an overwhelming 95% voting.

I also agree that 85% or may be more of people who seriously study the Shroud of Turin support authenticity.

Len Myers wonders:

This vote was at a Catholic University. What would the vote have been like at Kansas State? Better yet, Berkley, CA? What would the vote have been like after the exact same presentation at Yeshiva University?

I suspect that people who come to shroud presentations are religious. How many people changed their minds after hearing Larry Schauf?

I’m still pushing to have Larry’s presentation video recorded and released on the web. This will give all of us a chance to cast our own vote.

Comments from New Shroud of Turin Paper in JIST, a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal « Shroud of Turin Blog

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Shroud of Turin Mentioned in Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography

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image Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography  of Gianni Vattimo with help from William McCuaig, and Piergiorgio Paterlini is now in reprint (hardback, paper and Kindle)

From Columbia University Press:

Gianni Vattimo, a leading philosopher of the continental school, has always resisted autobiography. But in this intimate memoir, the voice of Vattimo as thinker, political activist, and human being finds its expression on the page. With Piergiorgio Paterlini, a noted Italian writer and journalist, Vattimo reflects on a lifetime of politics, sexual radicalism, and philosophical exuberance in postwar Italy. T. . Vattimo . . . became notorious both for his renewed commitment to the core values of Christianity (he was trained as a Catholic intellectual) and for the Vatican’s denunciation of his views. . . .

This tidbit about the Shroud of Turin caught my attention:

I, however, had my own personal master. Apart from school. A Thomist, an ultra-Thomist: Monsignor Fietro Caramello. A man who thought it was too progressive even to call himself a neoThomist. He used to protest that he was a Thomist period, forget the “neo.” He edited the works of Saint Thomas for the publisher Marietti, and he was the chaplain of the Sindone (the Shroud of Turin), practically a retainer of the House of Savoy. But I don’t believe the Shroud was very important to him. He certainly respected it as a relic, but he would never have undergone martyrdom for the Shroud. He was a philosopher. A philosopher. A master. But also a spiritual director, a friend. Maybe the person who did the most to bring me up, who was immensely fond of me and of whom I was immensely fond.

It was my parish priests who first sent me to him, who knows why. Maybe they thought they had stumbled upon the philosopher’s stone.

After I graduated from university we drifted apart, and it is one of my regrets that he died while I was in America. I was moved recently when I recognized him in a television documentary, where he is seen opening the reliquary and spreading out the sacred fabric.

Does anyone know what documentary?

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Atheist or atheist?

November 9, 2010 1 comment

Sandy asked:

You always capitalize atheist. Why? Even the atheist blogs do not do so.

I take my lead from the Religious Tolerance website:

We recognize that many Atheists reject the concepts that Atheism is a religion, or is similar to religion, or functions in some ways as a religion. However, we feel that it is appropriate to capitalize these terms as we have capitalized the names of organized religions.

I do it out of respect. If “Atheist” is not a proper pronoun, it should be. (I do not change it when I’m quoting; nor to I sic it).

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