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  • New Study Shows Man of the Shroud Had “Dislocated” Arms

    05/11/2014 5:55:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/7/14 | Andrea Tornielli
    Four university professors have published an article in “Injury” magazine revealing that the crucified man that was wrapped in the Turin Shroud suffered a dislocation of the humerus, the paralysis of one arm and a violent trauma to the neck and chest. There are also traces of a double wrist-nailingThe Man of the Shroud “underwent an under glenoidal dislocation of the humerus on the right side and lowering of the shoulder, and has a flattened hand and enophthalmos; conditions that have not been described before, despite several studies on the subject. These injuries indicate that the Man suffered a violent...
  • “TEN COMMANDMENTS” SCORES (Old Charlton Heston Movie top rated show on Sunday Night)

    04/21/2014 7:00:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched “The Ten Commandments” on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last year’s. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel. The Travel Channel gave us “Greatest Mysteries: Holy Land,” a one-hour presentation that took the viewer on a rambling ride through hidden rooms and caves looking for the Holy Grail; a guest appearance by Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, rounded out the first segment. The Shroud of...
  • Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

    01/27/2014 8:06:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2014 | Alan Holdren
    The Holy Face of Manoppello (L) with direct sunlight from behind the image, and (R) with direct sunlight in front, Jan 10, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.   “We have a lot of Italians, of course, and many Germans but now we're seeing more and more pilgrims from the U.S.,” said Sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer, a Trappist nun and daily pilgrim that lives within...
  • Breaking News: The Shroud of Turin Will Go On Public Display in Turin, Italy for 45 Days in 2015

    12/04/2013 5:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 4, 2013 | Myra Adams
    3D modeling depicted in the 2010 documentary The Real Face of Jesus? as seen on The History Channel.For those who believe the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus, here is some breaking news: The Custodian of the Shroud at the Vatican has announced today that the Shroud will go on public display in 2015 in Turin, Italy for 45 days between the Easter season starting in mid-April 2015 until August 16, 2015. The last time the Shroud went on public display was in 2010 and two million pilgrims got to see the most sacred relic in...
  • (Catholic Caucus) - EWTN Live - [2013-11-6 - Barrie Schwortz - Interview on "Shroud of Turin"]

    11/07/2013 8:30:39 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 6 replies
    EWTN ^ | 11-06-13 | EWTN
    Barrie Schwortz, the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin, joins Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe to discuss this remarkable & sacred image of Our Lord. "EWTN Live" Link
  • Shrouded in Mystery (Shroud of Turin)

    08/14/2013 9:07:03 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 49 replies
    The TOF Spot ^ | August 13, 2013 | Michael Flynn
    Not an actual photograph of Last Supper!   One of those things that periodically shows up on one message board or another is the ever-popular subject of the Shroud of Turin.  It is one of those matters regarded as a done deal in certain quarters, though the deal done differs from one quarter to another.  For some, it has been shown -- usually by Science!™ -- to be a medieval hoax perpetrated by preternaturally clever medieval hoaxers.  For others, it has been shown -- usually by some nit-picking of those Science results -- to be the burial shroud of Christ.  A small...
  • Pentagon’s Giant Blood Serum Bank May Provide PTSD Clues

    08/13/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dina Fine Maron
    The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back Inside DoDSR Image: Dina Fine Maron SILVER SPRING, Md.—Nestled inside a generic-looking office building here in suburban Maryland, down the hall from cable-provider Comcast, sits the largest blood serum repository in the world. Seven freezers, each roughly the size of a high school basketball court, are stacked high with row upon row of small cardboard boxes containing tubes of yellow or pinkish blood serum, a liquid rich in antibodies and proteins, but devoid of cells. The freezers hover at –30 degrees Celsius—cold...
  • Second Face on the Shroud of Turin

    04/13/2004 2:52:34 PM PDT · by shroudie · 206 replies · 1,001+ views
    Institute of Physics ^ | April 13, 2004 | Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo
    The most definitive evidence yet that the Shroud of Turin is not a medieval fake-relic. This is big stuff, published on a highly respected scientific organizations website, the Institute of Physics, a 37,000 member organization of physicists. Their journal is an ethical journal of peer-reviewed scientific studies. The Washington Times, BBC, the Observer, the Telegraph of London, ABC Australia, the Chicago Sun-Times and several outlets have picked up the story in the last few hours. In my opinion it reinforces the already clear proof that the carbon 14 testing in 1988 was completely erroneous. It clearly eliminates the polemics of...
  • Original research team member says science still can't explain Shroud (with video)

    04/28/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    cns ^ | April 24, 2013 | Lauren Colegrove
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even with modern scientific technology, the Shroud of Turin continues to baffle researchers. Barrie Schwortz was the documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin research project in 1978, an in-depth examination of what many people believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, "it took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I'm a Jew and involved with probably the most important relic of Christianity," Schwortz told Catholic News Service. "Isn't it funny how God always picks a Jew to be the messenger," he said....
  • A lot of old blood types as AB: Not Exactly— Shroud.of Turin

    04/21/2013 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies ^ | 02/16/2012 | Kelly P. Kearse, a card-carrying immunologist writes:
    I appreciate the opportunity to address the issue that “All old blood types as AB”, particularly in reference to the study of the Shroud. The idea that “aged blood is degraded to (or reverts to) type AB” is rather misleading. Blood typing is typically performed using two distinct methods that measure two very different things. First, there is forward typing, which measures the presence of specific molecules on the surfaces of red blood cells (RBC): the ABO molecules. Second, there is reverse typing, which measures the presence of antibodies in the serum (essentially the fluid component of blood), specifically the...
  • Does This Finding Prove Jesus’ Resurrection? New Book Offers Stunning Details About the Shroud

    03/30/2013 1:29:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 28, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    The Shroud of Turin continues to spark intense theological debate. While one side believes that the cloth is nothing more than a medieval forgery, the other contends that the x-ray-like image imprinted on it was supernaturally created during Jesus Christ’s resurrection. In the past, claims that it was the work of a renaissance artist, an optical illusion or, as mentioned, a legitimate, faith-inspired phenomenon have abounded. Without a doubt, the cloth has confounded supporters and detractors, alike, for decades. Now, “The Mystery of the Shroud,” a book that examines new chemical and mechanical tests that were more recently conducted on...
  • Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It's Real

    03/29/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/29/13
    A viewing of the The Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will reportedly be televised Saturday on Italian State TV in what is said to be former Pope Benedict XVI's parting gift to the Catholic Church. The televised viewing of the shroud on Holy Saturday will be the first in 40 years, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. The centuries-old linen cloth - one of the world's most famous relics - contains a faint impression of the front and back of a human body, along with blood, dirt and water...
  • Turin Shroud 'is not a medieval forgery'

    03/28/2013 9:56:57 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 61 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Nick Squires
    Experiments conducted by scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy have dated the shroud to ancient times, a few centuries before and after the life of Christ. Many Catholics believe that the 14ft-long linen cloth, which bears the imprint of the face and body of a bearded man, was used to bury Christ's body when he was lifted down from the cross after being crucified 2,000 years ago. The analysis is published in a new book, "Il Mistero della Sindone" or The Mystery of the Shroud, by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua...
  • Ostension of the Holy Shroud on Televisions Worldwide

    03/02/2013 1:10:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 3/1/13 | Domenico Agasso Jr.
    Holy Saturday (30 March 2013) in Easter week is going to be a highly spiritual day, with the Holy Shroud being exhibited to the whole world in a live television broadcast. A new app for the Holy Shroud is due out soon In these epic and mystery-filled days, Benedict XVI gives his final gift to the Archdiocese of Turin and to the world: a televised ostension of the Holy Shroud on Holy Saturday (30 March). The Archbishop Emeritus of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, told Italy’s 3rd biggest daily La Stampa, that in his last personal greeting to him as Pope,...
  • Shroud of Turin to be shown on Holy Saturday telecast

    03/06/2013 6:36:46 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 5, 2013
    Before his resignation took effect on February 28, Pope Benedict XVI authorized a television broadcast that will display the Shroud of Turin. On Holy Saturday, March 31, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will lead a liturgical ceremony that will include a public display of the Shroud. The ceremony will be telecast and made available worldwide. The last broadcast images of the Shroud were carried by the Italian RAI network in 1973. The last public display of the Shroud was in May 2010. Pope Benedict was among the 2 million people who came to venerate the Shroud during that exposition. Additional sources...
  • Benedict praised for Holy Saturday broadcast of Shroud

    03/11/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | March 11, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Dr. John Jackson with wife Rebecca, founders of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, with a model of Christ's body based off of the shroud. Credit: Ellen Jaskol. Denver, Colo., Mar 10, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI's decision to allow a TV broadcast of the Shroud of Turin on March 30, Holy Saturday, has been lauded by experts for highlighting the link between the Shroud and death of Christ. “Pope Benedict XVI, when he visited the shroud on pilgrimage in 2010, spoke about the Shroud in terms of Holy Saturday,” John Jackson, co-founder of the Turin...
  • Holy Shroud:The essence of religion meets human science

    03/28/2013 7:02:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | GIAN MARIA ZACCONE
    The Holy Shroud An analysis by the scientific director of the Holy Shroud Museum in Turin Gian Maria Zaccone *Rome Discussing the Shroud without the risk of misinterpretations and dashed expectations is a complex affair. The relic (which is preserved in the Northern Italian city of Turin) has been the focus of deep devotion and huge interest but is also at the centre of a heated debate. This debate is innate to the Shroud itself: the reference to the figure of Christ and his incarnation which is linked to the signum contradictionis.  As is the case with the oldest recorded...
  • New experiments on Shroud show it’s not medieval (dates to 1st century)

    03/26/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 175 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Professor Giulio Fanti and journalist Saverio Gaeta have published a book with the results of some chemical and mechanical tests which confirm that the Shroud dates back to the 1st century ANDREA TORNIELLIROME New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1st century AD. This makes its compatible with the tradition which claims that the cloth with the image of the crucified man imprinted on it is the very one Jesus’ body was wrapped in when he was taken off the cross. The news will...
  • The Shroud of Turin The Holographic Experience (1 Minute Amazing Video)

    11/17/2012 11:28:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Shroud ^ | Dr. Petrus Soons
    This website summarizes work connected with digitizing Shroud photographs taken by Giuseppe Enrie in 1931, enhancing the digitized images to improve details, translating the enhanced images “gray scale data into depth data”, generating a sequence of up to 625 images of each of these, and combining these images with a Holoprinter to produce holograms (3D images) of the Shroud. It also summarizes my study of these holograms and discovery of heretofore unseen details, which confirm many previous findings and reveal some suprises.
  • The Holy Shroud: One Big Bang and the body was gone

    07/04/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 3, 2012
    The Holy Shroud The results of a recent study - completed by Italian scientist, Giuseppe Baldacchini - on the theory of annihilation, are said to prove the authenticity of the Shroud according to the current laws of physics Marco TosattiRome Giuseppe Baldacchini is a physician who has worked for Italian research centre ENEA for a number of years. He is also a passionate scholar of that mysterious object which is the Holy Shroud of Turin and in recent days he has published a book about his findings, which readers can access by clicking on the following link. Of particular interest...
  • Pollen is evidence that the Holy Shroud is indeed a winding sheet

    06/07/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 24, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    According to university researchers the pollen found in the Turin Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago Marco TosattiRome In a recent conference held in Valencia, on the Holy Shroud, the work of one Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands stood out in particular. Boi is an expert in Palynology, which is the science that studies pollen. As history lovers may already know, the fabric of the Holy Shroud is covered in pollen and Boi’s report clearly highlights that the pollen is proof that the shroud, which...
  • Scientific, Scriptural evidence points to authenticity of image of Jesus on Shroud of Turin

    03/25/2012 5:04:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 44 replies · 4+ views
    theBeacon ^ | 03.22.12 | Michael Wojcik
    For nearly two decades, a stubborn Barrie Schwortz remained skeptical about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, even after having seen most of the overwhelming evidence in favor up close with his own eyes. Still this lifelong Jew and official photographer for the scientific study team that investigated the shroud in 1978 kept wondering — does this centuries-old burial cloth bear the actual image of the crucified Jesus, as millions believe, or does this widely venerated relic represent little more than a great medieval forgery, perpetuated by a clever artist? “I was skeptical [about the shroud’s authenticity] for 18...
  • Was Holy Shroud created in a flash? Italian researchers resurrect claim

    12/24/2011 1:56:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Cosmic Log on MSNBC ^ | December 23, 2011 | Alan Boyle
    Italian researchers have resurrected the idea that the Shroud of Turin's mysterious image of a Christlike figure could only have been created by a powerful flash of light — but skeptics still aren't buying it.
  • Jesus-era leper sheds light on Turin shroud mystery

    12/17/2009 4:57:12 AM PST · by bogusname · 70 replies · 1,602+ views
    Haaretz .com ^ | December 16, 2009 | Haaretz Service
    Israel experts said on Wednesday that a burial shroud known as the Turin shroud, assumed to be the type used to wrap the body of Jesus, did not actually originate from Jesus-era Jerusalem. The conclusion was based on excavation discoveries of a first-century C.E. shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem, which also revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy. Along with the DNA of the shrouded man, this was the first time that fragments of a burial shroud have been found from the time of Jesus in Jerusalem, which, unlike the...
  • 3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection (scientific evidence of resurrection?)

    04/02/2010 1:16:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies · 2,258+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 04/02/2010
    3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection 'Jesus was more than just a spiritual event' Ray Downing and John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who runs the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (photo courtesy History Channel) "People are not going to forget the face of Jesus this Easter," says Ray Downing, creator of the 3D computer technology that produced the "real face of Jesus" from the image of the crucified man in the Shroud of Turin. The image was seen in a highly watched History Channel special broadcast Tuesday. The program will be replayed...
  • Shroud of Turin a 'radiation photo' of resurrection?

    09/05/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies · 2+ views
    Scientists are building the case that the image of a crucified man on the Shroud of Turin was created by radiation that emanated from the body itself, a theory remarkably supportive of the traditional resurrection account that is central to Christian theology. A scientific paper co-authored by attorney and historian Mark Antonacci and physicist Arthur Lind argues that the image of the crucified man in Shroud of Turin might constitute what amounts to a photograph taken at the instant Jesus' body transformed as he rose from the dead. Jerome Corsi's "The Shroud Codex" is a thriller of faith and action....
  • Shroud of Turin can’t be a fake, researchers say: Scientists unable to replicate cloth’s

    12/23/2011 5:48:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    The Shroud of Turin is very likely not the product of Medieval fakery, say Italian researchers who used modern technology to test the holy cloth’s authenticity. Over five years of work, the scientists blasted modern linen with ultraviolet light and examined X-rays of the fabric, attempting to replicate the stunning Christ-like image exhibited in the Shroud. The findings, released in November by Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development, showed they “achieved a very superficial, Shroud-like coloration of linen yarns,” according to a report on It fell way short of the characteristics of the real Shroud,...
  • Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural (misleading title)

    Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. After years of work trying to replicate the colouring on the shroud, a similar image has been created by the scientists. However, they only managed the effect by scorching equivalent linen material with high-intensity ultra violet lasers, undermining the arguments of other research, they say, which claims the Turin Shroud is a medieval hoax.
  • Scientists Say Turin Shroud Image Created by Ultraviolet Lasers

    12/22/2011 6:56:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/11 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The exact origins of the Turin Shroud remain a great mystery, but scientists are now disputing the long-held belief that the religious artifact is a medieval forgery. Italian researchers at the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development say they believe the image was created by an ultraviolet "flash of light." However, if that theory is true, it remains a mystery as to exactly how that technology could have been implemented at the time of the Shroud's creation. While the technology is readily available in present day, it was far beyond the means of anyone around pre-20th...
  • "The Shroud is not a fake" (Scientists say there is no way to falsify or duplicate it)

    12/14/2011 11:10:27 AM PST · by NYer · 156 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 12, 2011 | MARCO TOSATTI
    The Holy Shroud New research from ENEA on the sacred Linen kept in Turin marco tosattirome Enea, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has published a report on five years of experiments conducted in the ENEA center of Frascati on the “shroud-like coloring of linen fabrics by far ultraviolet radiation”. “Simply put: we tried to understand how the Shroud of Turin was imprinted by an image so special that it constitutes its charm, and poses a great and very radical challenge, "to identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a color similar...
  • Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert

    06/08/2011 6:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/08/2011
    The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday. The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood. However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390. Now Italian art expert Luciano Buso has suggested that the original cloth deteriorated and Giotto was asked to make a copy. After months of careful examination of photographs of the Shroud - the relic is kept locked away and not available to be viewed unless on special...
  • Resurrecting the mystery of the Shroud of Turin

    04/24/2011 4:42:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2011 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
    ike it has so many times in its long, tortured history, the Shroud of Turin is again, this Easter 2011, resurrected. I don’t use resurrected lightly. If authentic, the ancient linen cloth with mysterious images of a crucified and tortured corpse on its fibers is tangible proof to many Christians of Jesus’ rise from the dead. And while authenticity is certainly still in debate, the burden of proof now — at least on the Shroud’s inexplicableness — has shifted to the doubters. The 14-foot-long shroud can be traced to at least 1354, when it appeared in a church in Lirey,...

    05/15/2010 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 548+ views ^ | Fri May 14, 2010 10:03pm IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "ROME (Reuters) - Two Moroccan students deported from Italy last month were suspected of plotting to assassinate Pope Benedict, an Interior Ministry source said on Friday. Mohamed Hlal, 26, and Ahmed Errahmouni, 22, students at the University for Foreigners in the central Italian city of Perugia, had been under surveillance by anti-terrorist police for months before they were expelled on April 29." SNIPPET: "Six other foreign students, suspected of contacts with militant Islamic groups, are still under investigation." SNIPPET: "The magazine said police discovered a map of Turin at Errahmouni's house annotated with numbers and circles, ahead of a...
  • Shroud of Turin supports Resurrection, expert affirms

    05/08/2010 4:33:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies · 1,213+ views
    cna ^ | May 7, 2010
    Rome, Italy, May 7, 2010 / 03:57 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, who is head of a group of researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development in Italy, noted this week that the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin “are not in contradiction with the theory of the Resurrection” of Christ. In an interview with Europa Press, Di Lazzaro explained the results of their study, which lasted four years and focused on how the image came to appear on the cloth. According to tradition, the shroud was used to wrap the body of...
  • Holy Shroud of Turin: God's Gift for Our Time

    05/04/2010 9:22:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | 27 April 2010 | Jeremias Wells
    Holy Shroud of Turin: God's Gift for Our Time Written by Jeremias Wells    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:47 The negative image on the photographic plate in which the body shows a positive image. Note the blood from His arms and scourge marks appear as they should. Once again, this year the Holy Shroud of Turin was displayed for public veneration. Through the centuries the miraculous aspects of the Holy Shroud of Turin have awed believers and skeptics the world over. Even modern technology has proven the authenticity of the Holy Shroud time and again, as well as unlock...
  • Jerome R. Corsi : '2nd face' on Shroud points to supernatural origin

    05/01/2010 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 164 replies · 2,350+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | April 28 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Fanti and Maggiolo concluded the shroud image was created by a "corona discharge," understood as a radiant burst of light and energy that scorched the body image of the crucified man on the topmost fibers of the shroud's front and back sides, without producing any image on the centermost of its linen fibers. "Imagine slicing a human hair lengthwise, from end to end, into 100 long thin slices; each slice one-tenth the width of a single red blood cell," writes Daniel Porter, editor of "The images on the Shroud of Turin, at their thickest, are this thin." Fanti and...
  • Turin Exhibition of Christ Exhibits Antique Vestment Work

    04/23/2010 4:18:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 227+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | April 23, 2010 | SHAWN TRIBE
    One of our readers, an American priest in Italy, recently visited the museum of La Venaria Reale in Torino, Italy, where, for the occasion of the exposition of the Shroud of Turin, they are hosting a corresponding exhibition which is focused on images of Christ. Their exhibition includes various forms of sacred and liturgical art, particularly paintings and sculpture, from the earliest ages of Christendom to the baroque era. It also includes some wonderful antique vestments which our priestly reader sent our way, and which I wished to share with you today.
  • Holy Shroud was hidden from Hitler's grasp in Benedictine Abbey (here are the details)

    04/08/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 726+ views
    cna ^ | April 8, 2010
    An image of the Shroud of Turin. Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according to a Benedictine priest in a southern Italian abbey. Monks in Avellino, Italy stored the relic until 1946 "officially to protect it from bombs, in reality to hide it from the Fuhrer, who was obsessed with it," the monk said. Sensing the dangers posed by German officials' interest in the Shroud during a visit from Hitler to Italy in 1938, the...
  • Unveiling the Mystery (Historical and Scientific Evidence for Shroud of Turin)

    04/05/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 924+ views
    NC Register ^ | April 5, 2010 | TiM DRAKE
    A life-size reproduction of the Shroud of Turin is seen in a permanent exhibit at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome Jan. 21. At left are examples of Roman whips for scourging; at right is a crown of thorns. Although the Shroud of Turin has been studied from virtually every scientific angle, no one has been able to fully explain how the image was transferred to the linen cloth. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For some, the Shroud of Turin represents a mysterious relic. For others, it’s evidence for the Resurrection. Whether you believe or not, everyone who views the image on the...
  • Is this the face of Jesus Christ?Figure of crucified man on Shroud comes to life

    03/25/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT · by TaraP · 363 replies · 7,417+ views
    WND ^ | March 24th, 2010
    The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think is the crucified Jesus Christ. In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprint on the holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Christ. The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age...
  • New Method Could Revolutionize Dating of Ancient Treasures

    03/24/2010 5:54:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies · 404+ views
    Eurekalert! ^ | Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Michael Bernstein
    In conventional dating methods, scientists remove a small sample from an object, such as a cloth or bone fragment. Then they treat the sample with a strong acid and a strong base and finally burn the sample in a small glass chamber to produce carbon dioxide gas to analyze its C-14 content. Rowe's new method, called "non-destructive carbon dating," eliminates sampling, the destructive acid-base washes, and burning. In the new method, scientists place an entire artifact in a special chamber with a plasma, an electrically charged gas similar to gases used in big-screen plasma television displays. The gas slowly and...
  • Turin in Philly

    03/16/2010 10:47:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 630+ views
    NC Register ^ | March 16, 2010 | JOHN BURGER
    The faithful venerate the replica of the Shroud of Turin at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — Not everyone will be able to travel to Italy this year when the Shroud of Turin is on public view for the first time in 10 years. But Philadelphia might be a good alternative. A Vatican replica of the Shroud of Turin is on display in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philly until June 29, and, according to officials of the Ukrainian Archdiocese, the effect the replica has been having on people is quite profound. “People are...
  • Face of Jesus appears on Marmite lid

    03/09/2010 3:40:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 403+ views ^ | March 9, 2010 | Ted Thornhill
    The Messiah's face has certainly been on a far-reaching tour, having appeared on naan bread in Surrey, on the window of a Tennesse man's pick-up and on the arm of a US woman, in the guise of a bruise. We're always kept guessing as to where he'll pop up next, which as it turns out is in Rhondda, Wales, in the Allen household. On a Marmite lid. It's not quite as clear-cut as other sightings, though. Perhaps the face of Jesus is losing its touch. But the Allens are convinced that they've seen something heavenly. It was Claire Allen who...
  • A Quantum Hologram of Christ's Resurrection? (Fabric of Time)

    02/22/2010 11:25:44 AM PST · by TaraP · 60 replies · 1,493+ views
    (I watched this Documentary last night on the TBN Channel Absoloutley Fascianting!) In 2004, Dame Piczek became fascinated by the total absence of distortion of the Shroud image, a physical impossibility if the body had been lying on solid rock. Piczek’s work strongly suggests that the image of Jesus was projected as a quantum hologram onto the cloth as His body underwent the process of Resurrection... The entire Resurrection process is akin to the Big Bang creation of the universe when something was created from nothing,” explains Piczek. “You can read the science of the Shroud, such as total lack...
  • Vatican Researcher Claims to Have Found Text on Shroud of Turin

    11/22/2009 8:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 630+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2009 | Aaron Leichman
    A Vatican researcher claims she found nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin that includes the words “Jesus Nazarene” and mention of a death sentence. Barabara Frale, who makes the claim in a new book, says the faint writing emerged through a computer analysis of photos of the shroud, which is not normally accessible for study. Frale believes the text – a jumble of Greek, Latin and Aramaic – was written on a document by a clerk to identify the body and that the ink had seeped into the cloth. Despite the historian’s claim, skeptics, not surprisingly, were quick...
  • 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...
  • Death certificate is imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican scholar (more info)

    11/20/2009 12:00:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,295+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2009 | Richard Owen
    A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, or Holy Shroud, a linen cloth revered by Christians and held by many to bear the image of the crucified Jesus. Dr Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican secret archives, said "I think I have managed to read the burial certificate of Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus of Nazareth." She said that she had reconstructed it from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth together with the image of the crucified man. The shroud, which is kept in the...
  • Researcher Says Text Proves Shroud of Turin Real

    11/20/2009 11:19:02 AM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies · 2,475+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/09 | Ariel David
    ROME – A Vatican researcher claims a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin proves the authenticity of the artifact revered as Jesus' burial cloth. The claim made in a new book by historian Barbara Frale drew immediate skepticism from some scientists, who maintain the shroud is a medieval forgery. Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, said Friday that she used computers to enhance images of faintly written words in Greek, Latin and Aramaic scattered across the shroud. She asserts the words include the name "Jesus Nazarene" in Greek, proving the text could not be of medieval origin...
  • [Shroud of Turin] Comments About the Recent Experiment of Professor Luigi Garlaschelli

    11/03/2009 7:18:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies · 1,667+ views
    Recently, a new hypothesis about the origin of the image seen on the Turin Shroud has been presented by Prof. Luigi Garlaschelli1 during a press release. The results of the experiments based on this hypothesis were shown and the explanations and photographs are available on the author web site2. Starting from these data and some complementary explanations kindly furnished to me by Prof. Garlaschelli, it is now possible to begin to examine the plausibility of this hypothesis. The hypothesis of Prof. Luigi Garlaschelli (L.G. in the rest of the text) can be briefly but accurately summarized. A medieval artist originally...
  • Benedict to Visit Shroud in May

    10/27/2009 8:43:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 192+ views
    NC Register ^ | 10/27/2009 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Benedict XVI will visit the Shroud of Turin May 2, 2010, the Archbishop of Turin announced today.During his visit, the Holy Father will pray privately in front of the holy Shroud before celebrating Mass and reciting the Angelus with pilgrims in Turin’s main square. In the afternoon, the Pope will have a meeting with young people and call into the Little House of Divine Providence, a shelter for the poor, disabled and elderly.Cardinal Severino Poletto, the Archbishop of Turin, said the city “will welcome him with great enthusiasm and affection,” adding that for the local people his visit will...