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  • A Groundbreaking Future Exhibit About the Shroud of Turin

    04/28/2019 8:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | April 28, 2019 | Myra Kahn Adams
    These are difficult times for all denominations founded on the divinity of Jesus Christ.    Recent polling indicates that American church attendance is rapidly declining, with "none" the fastest growing faith group cited by 20 percent of respondents up from 8 percent in 2000.Then during Holy Week, the most sacred seven days for Christians, two tragic events struck that shook the faithful and the world to its core. First, on Monday, April 15, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, followed by Easter Sunday’s deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka that targeted worshippers as they were celebrating the resurrection...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith

    04/06/2019 5:34:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 5, 2019 | G. Maresca
    LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith It is the most intriguing and unique relic of its kind and the longstanding irony is – there are legions of professed Christians who have no idea what it is, or that it even exists. The Shroud of Turin is revered as the sacred burial cloth of Jesus Christ and is arguably the most important archaeological artifact ever found. The image on the cloth is like a photographic negative exposed to light that is a detailed portrait of a crucified man. The historical specifics include the multitude of...
  • The Shroud of Turin

    06/16/2016 12:46:14 AM PDT · by OrthodoxIndianCatholic · 6 replies
    The Mystery of Holy Saturday Its Spiritual Significance Introduction : One could say that the "Shroud" is the Icon of this mystery, the Icon of Holy Saturday. Indeed, it is a winding - sheet that was wrapped round the body of a man who was crucified, corresponding in every way to what the Gospels tell us of Jesus Christ who was crucified at about noon, died at about 3.00 in the afternoon. At nightfall, since it was "Parasceve" that is the eve of Holy Saturday, Joseph of Arimathea, a rich and authoritative member of the Sanhedrin, courageously asked Pontius Pilate...
  • The Shroud of Turin, Authenticated Again

    04/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2016 | Myra Adams
    A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. I mean the familiar story of “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24–29). The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles. On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in...

    01/04/2016 2:20:34 PM PST · by overdog2 · 35 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | spacereinstitute
    This video answers many of the questions posted here regarding the Shroud of Turin. Note: it supports the connection to the Sudarium of Oviedo "SHROUD A NEW ASTONISHING PHENOMENON DISCOVERED IN THIS FIND" Published on Jun 28, 2015 Photogrammetric restitution on the Shroud of Turin has revealed a previously unknown phenomenon that opens up new horizons for science. The strength of this discovery is stressed by the fact that the geometrical data used for restitution can be verified with tools that are accessible to everyone.
  • How One Skeptical Scientist Came to Believe the Shroud of Turin

    12/20/2015 2:34:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 84 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/19/15 | Ann Schneible
    Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. "The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here," Barrie Schwortz, one of the leading scientific experts on the Shroud of Turin, told CNA. Admitting that he did not know...
  • What did Jesus look like? Italian police use the Holy Shroud to develop facial image.

    11/09/2015 12:24:40 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 116 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | June 17, 2015
    What exactly did Jesus look like? Both as a child and then as an adult? It's a question that's been asked for centuries. An Italian scientific team decided to look into it, using the latest technology. The team used the Holy Shroud as a starting point to try and depict Jesus' appearance. GIOVANNI TESSITORE Technical Director, Italian State Dept. "One of the tasks this police department carries out quite often is facial reconstruction. So everything from describing facial features to comparing them. This is our starting point, so we used the Holy Shroud as our base and went from there."...
  • The Shroud of Turin: A Mystery Across the Ages

    08/30/2015 11:58:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 66 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-29-2015 | Fr. Alexey Young
    On this day, the Church celebrates the icon of the Savior "Made Without Hands"—the prototype of which is believed to be an image of Jesus Christ's holy face, left on a cloth used to cover His face at burial after the crucifixion. An exhaustively researched and highly interesting article by Fr. Alexy Young, Nun Michaila, and Mary Mansur was published a number of years ago in the periodical, "Orthodox America" on the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Napkin. We present it today in the spirit of the present feast.      The truth of God has to be comprehended...
  • Did boy Jesus look like this? Forensic experts use computer images from Shroud

    12/24/2004 12:18:11 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 164 replies · 12,038+ views ^ | Friday, December 24, 2004
    © 2004 Computer-generated sketch of boy Jesus based on Shroud of Turin (courtesy Retequattro-Mediaset What did Jesus Christ of Nazareth look like as a boy? While no one knows for certain, forensic experts are now using computer images from the Shroud of Turin along with historical data and other ancient images to make an educated guess. In a documentary called "Jesus' Childhood" airing Sunday night on the Italian TV station Retequattro of the Mediaset Group, police artists use the same "aging" technology employed when searching for missing persons and criminals. "In this case the experts went backwards. Now we have a...
  • Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image ...

    05/05/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | 05-05-2015 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image taken from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young child This is the face of Jesus Christ as a child – according to Italian police. Detectives used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch mafia bosses to generate the image. First, they created a photo-fit picture from the facial image in the Turin Shroud, which many believe to be that of Jesus. They then used a computer program to reverse the ageing process by reducing the jaw size,...
  • Shroud of Turin — Local scientist says the cloth covered Christ

    11/06/2005 12:38:04 PM PST · by NYer · 79 replies · 2,405+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | November 5, 2005 | Carrie Moore
    While periodic claims continue to surface purporting to debunk the Shroud of Turin as a hoax — including one made earlier this year by an Idaho academic — one local scientist has no doubt that the cloth covered the crucified Christ and has survived intact for nearly two millennia. Deseret Morning News graphic DNA testing of blood found on the fibers of the Shroud of Turin has been inconclusive.       Eugenia Nitowski, an archaeologist and former nun, bases her conclusion as much on science as on faith: The shroud's existence has forced science to seriously debate the Resurrection...
  • Vanity: Shroud of Turin Program on Now on Discovery

    12/14/2008 7:10:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 81 replies · 982+ views
    12/13/2008 | Swordmaker
    It is on now... Discovery Channel. 7:00PM Pacific, 10:00PM Eastern.
  • Shroud of Turin: Image provokes prayer, curiosity, scholarly disputes

    02/06/2010 4:12:33 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 766+ views
    cns ^ | February 5, 2010 | John Thavis
    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 claims about the 14-foot-long piece of linen. Pope Benedict XVI has already made plans to view the shroud during a one-day trip to the northern Italian city of Turin in early May. Many observers are wondering how the pope will refer to the cloth: as a sign, an icon or -- as Pope John Paul II once characterized it -- a relic. The shroud's last showing was...
  • Pope confirms visit to Shroud of Turin; new evidence on shroud emerges

    07/27/2009 3:54:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,988+ views
    Catholic spirit ^ | July 27, 2009 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Benedict XVI confirmed his intention to visit the Shroud of Turin when it goes on public display in Turin's cathedral April 10-May 23, 2010. Cardinal Severino Poletto of Turin, papal custodian of the Shroud of Turin, visited the pope July 26 in Les Combes, Italy, where the pope was spending part of his vacation. The Alpine village is about 85 miles from Turin. The cardinal gave the pope the latest news concerning preparations for next year's public exposition of the shroud and the pope "confirmed his intention to go to Turin for the occasion," said the Vatican spokesman, Jesuit...
  • Jesus' Shroud? Recent Findings Renew Authenticity Debate

    04/10/2004 11:12:26 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 42 replies · 229+ views
    nATIONAL gEOGRAPHIC ^ | April 9, 2004 | Bijal P. Trivedi
    Jesus' Shroud? Recent Findings Renew Authenticity Debate Bijal P. Trivedi National Geographic Channel April 9, 2004 The Shroud of Turin—believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus and one of the most venerated relics of the Christian church—was declared a fake in 1988 by three independent scientific institutions. Yet interest in the cloth has remained intense, and new science suggests the shroud deserves another look. Read the full story The Shroud of Turin, an approximately 14 by 3 foot cloth, is bloodstained and imprinted with a faint image of a tortured man's face, hands, and body. Many Christians...

    04/05/2004 7:13:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 405 replies · 3,127+ views
    The Mirror ^ | April 2, 2004 | David Edwards
    IT'S been called the longest-running hoax in history - an 800-year-old religious riddle that's taken in popes, scientists and believers from all faiths.The Turin Shroud has been either worshipped as divine proof that Christ was resurrected from the grave or dismissed as a fraud created by medieval forgers.But new evidence suggests the shroud might be genuine after all. HAUNTING: The face on the shroudAs Mel Gibson's film The Passion Of The Christ rekindles interest in Jesus, stitching on the shroud which could have been created only during the messiah's lifetime has been uncovered.At the same time, tests from 1988 that...
  • "The Passion" too violent? The "Shroud of Turin" shows it happened!

    03/04/2004 2:19:56 PM PST · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 238 replies · 330+ views
    The Diocese of Charleston ^ | March 21, 2002 | Dr. William E. Rabil
    Shroud of Turin history presented in UpstateRetired surgeon relays his nearly 40 years of research on the Shroud of TurinBy SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — Dr. William E. Rabil has no doubt that the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Rabil, a retired general surgeon from Winston-Salem, N.C., began studying the shroud in the late 1950s and has been lecturing about it for nearly 40 years. He made two slide presentations to parishioners at St. Mary Church on March 6. Rabil began with a brief history of the shroud. After the crucifixion, the shroud was originally hidden...
  • Shroud of Turin—Science by Press Release (Again). Another Editorial Response by Barrie Schwortz

    11/21/2009 9:03:37 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Science by Press Release (Again). Another Editorial Response by Barrie Schwortz A permanent archive pdf file of this editorial can now be found at this link: Science by Press Release (Again) Once again we are being bombarded by media claims about the Shroud of Turin, although this time admittedly from a pro-authenticity position by researcher Barbara Frale. However, the same rules must be applied to these claims as those applied to the recent claims by anti-authenticity researcher Luigi Garlaschelli. Frale claims she has "discovered" inscriptions on the Shroud that prove it is authentic. However, she is basing her conclusions...
  • Springs prof revives shroud riddle

    05/20/2008 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 8 replies · 27+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 05/20/2008 | Electa Draper
    COLORADO SPRINGS — A physics professor here has resurrected the mystery of the Shroud of Turin, the fabled burial cloth of Christ that 20 years ago scientists declared a fake. Millions of faithful believe the shroud's bloodstained image of a battered, crucified man is the miraculous image of Jesus, formed as he rose from the dead. Scientists at three laboratories using radiocarbon dating in 1988 and 1989 determined the shroud was a medieval forgery, though they could not explain how the image was created. Now, John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has done...
  • Turin Shroud to go on public display [Open]

    05/31/2008 5:45:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 144+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 30, 2008 | Malcolm Moore
    The Turin Shroud is to go on public display for the first time in a decade, sources at the Vatican have indicated, coinciding with a new set of tests on its age. The linen has only been put on display five times in the last century The Vatican keeps the 14ft by 4ft piece of linen, believed by some to be the death shroud of Jesus, in an aluminium case built by an Italian aerospace company to shut out all light, air and humidity. The case is filled with Argon gas in order to prevent bacteria from eating the...