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  • 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
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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,...
  • Archaeologists discover one of the earliest-known images of Jesus — and he's beardles

    10/10/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 167 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014
    Archaeologists have uncovered one of the earliest-known images of Jesus in the town of Cástulo in Andalusia, Spain. The image, engraved on a glass plate known as a paten, shows a beardless, short-haired Jesus.The archaeologists estimate the 8.6-inch paten is from the fourth century C.E., and they suspect it was used to hold Eucharistic bread. The image shows Jesus in a philosopher's toga, along with two other — also beardless — male figures, whom researchers suspect are Peter and Paul, two of Jesus' apostles. All three of the men are depicted with halos. "The scene takes place in the celestial...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forensic Pathology and the Crucifixion of Jesus - EWTN Live 8pm 03AUG05

    08/03/2005 6:04:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 604+ views
    EWTN ^ | August 3, 2005 | Frederick T. Zugibe, M.D., Ph.D
    Fr. Mitch Pacwa welcomes Dr. Zugibe to his program this evening. Dr. Zugibe, former Medical Examiner for Rockland County (NY), has done extensive studies on the Shroud of Turin. He also delivered the following lecture, A Forensic Way of the Cross
  • Press Conference from Shroud of Turin Restoration Critics

    09/29/2002 12:41:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies · 1+ views
    www.shroud.it ^ | Site Staff
    On Monday, September 23, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at “Centro Russia Ecumenica” (Ecumenical Russia Center) at Vicolo del Farinone, 30 in Rome a press conference took place in order to comment on the interventions carried out on the Shroud in June and July 2002. There were: Prof. Eng. Giulio Fanti, Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements at the University of Padua and coordinator of “ATLAS” project of Shroud study; Prof. William Meacham, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Hong Kong; Prof. Heinrich Pfeiffer S.J., Professor of Christian Art History at Gregoriana University of Rome and member of the Papal...
  • Will Judean Desert Find Shed Light On Shroud Of Turin?

    06/01/2008 8:55:11 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-29-2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Will Judean Desert find shed light on Shroud of Turin? By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Updated May 29, 2008 7:28 Can a 6,000-year-old shroud uncovered in the Judean Desert in 1993 help illuminate the centuries-old debate over the Shroud of Turin? The Shroud of Turin Slideshow: Pictures of the week That is the question posed by Olga Negnevitsky, a conservator at the Israel Museum who was involved in the conservation of the lesser-known shroud for the Antiquities Authority after it was discovered inside a small cave near Jericho. The idea to use the older shroud to learn more about the famous one...
  • Forensic Scientists reveal what Jesus may have looked like as a 12-year old

    02/12/2005 11:59:27 AM PST · by NYer · 879 replies · 18,175+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 12, 2005
    Rome, Feb. 11, 2005 (CNA) - Forensic scientists in Italy are working on a different kind of investigation—one that dates back 2000 years. In an astounding announcement, the scientists think they may have re-created an image of Jesus Christ when He was a 12-year old boy.Using the Shroud of Turin, a centuries-old linen cloth, which many believe bears the face of the crucified Christ, the investigators first created a computer-modeled, composite picture of the Christ’s face.Dr. Carlo Bui, one of the scientists said that, “the face of the man on the shroud is the face of a suffering man. He...
  • Pope:Shroud of Turin is the icon of “God’s death” [Full Text]

    05/03/2010 6:08:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 840+ views
    Spero News ^ | May 3, 2010
    Turin (AsiaNews) – Towards the end of his visit to Turin, Benedict XVI went in the afternoon to the city’s cathedral to silently venerate the Shroud, which is currently on special display (10 April-23 May). The event’s theme is Passio Christi – Passio hominis.After standing for a few minutes in silence in front of the Shroud, the Pontiff addressed his meditation to a group of cloistered nuns from some of the monasteries of the diocese. Here is his meditation in full.Dear friends,This is a much-awaited moment for me. In another occasion, I found myself before the Holy Shroud, but...
  • Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Relics and the Incorruptibles

    06/23/2007 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies · 4,172+ views
    FishEaters.com ^ | n/a | Fisheaters
    Relics and the Incorruptibles Exodus 13:19 "And Moses took Joseph's bones with him: because he had adjured the children of Israel, saying: God shall visit you, carry out my bones from hence with you." 4 Kings 13:20-21 "And Eliseus died, and they buried him. And the rovers from Moab came into the land the same year. And some that were burying a man, saw the rovers, and cast the body into the sepulchre of Eliseus. And when it had touched the bones of Eliseus, the man came to life and stood upon his feet." Matthew 9:20-22 "And behold a woman...
  • Second Shroud Discovered Vatican Veronica Veil

    02/02/2015 6:34:59 PM PST · by purcre · 100 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 3/2/2015 | purcre
    Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello an experimental photographer from Australia has discovered what he claims to be the second shroud in existance in 2011 when he processed the Vatican Veronica Veil. The disturbing images show an identical face to the Shroud of Turin but tortured and battered with an eye bashed closed, fractured cheek,severe bruising. Gloria tv is screening the historical discovery never since Secondo Pia in 1898 has the world seen such images. http://gloria.tv/media/1cbGFGbq6Je
  • Did boy Jesus look like this?

    12/25/2004 12:57:23 AM PST · by Catholic54321 · 5 replies · 430+ views
    WND ^ | 24 December 2004
    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 hypothesis on how the man of the shroud might have looked at the...
  • The secrets surrounding the Holy Shroud

    04/03/2010 10:13:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 141 replies · 1,714+ views
    Rome Reports ^ | April 3, 2010
    April 3, 2010. Turin will play host to the Holy Shroud between April 10th and May 23rd. More than one million people have made reservations to visit. More than 4 thousand volunteers are helping with artistic exhibitions, movies and informative panels. The origin and the authenticity of the Holy Shroud are still big mysteries. Mysteries that scientists, physicist, biologists and archaeologists have still not been able to solve. Andrea TornielliAuthor, ‘Sindone, inchiesta sul mistero’“Science will continue to study the Holy Shroud because there’s new technology like high-definition photography that can perhaps help reveal new information.” Emanuela MarinelliHoly Shroud Expert“If the...
  • The Christ of the Folded Napkin

    04/09/2010 9:38:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 726+ views
    Mere Comments ^ | April 9, 2010 | Russell D. Moore
    My friend and fellow Touchstone senior editor Patrick Henry Reardon wrote something that prompted me to shut down my computer and pray.In his "Pastoral Ponderings" email, Reardon noted the Apostle John's mention in his resurrection account that the kerchief which had been on Jesus' face "not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself" (John 20:7). Reardon writes: "That instant of the Resurrection of Jesus was the most decisive moment in the history of the world. It was the event of deepest importance for every human being who ever lived. It was the supreme kairos....
  • When Atheists act like fundamentalists - Shroud of Turin commentary

    10/11/2008 11:21:31 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies · 1,666+ views
    When Atheists act like FundamentalistsOctober 7, 2008 On his blog, “Ssnot! - God Snot, Where God’s Not!”, Tatarize writes:  So I am apparently retarded. I watched something called the Shroud of Turin which was get this, about the Shroud of Turin and completely bogus nonsense.The argument went like this,The Shroud of Turin carbon dates to the 1360s. The Shroud of Turin was first seen around 1325. However, there were other fake shrouds which purported to be the burial cloths of Christ which dated back to the 11th century. So the Shroud of Turin dates back to the 11th century. There’s...
  • Oxford view on Shroud of Turin eagerly awaited

    08/07/2008 6:25:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 239+ views
    Irish Times ^ | August 7, 2008
    Thursday, August 7, 2008Oxford view on Shroud of Turin eagerly awaited UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Is the Turin Shroud real or a medieval forgery? The centuries-old question may soon be answered, writes William RevilleTHE TURIN SHROUD (TS) poses a fascinating mystery. It is a linen cloth (4.42m x 1.13m) bearing the image of a man that many believe is the crucified Jesus Christ. The cloth has been investigated scientifically but the jury is still out as to the age of the TS and the identity of the man whose image it carries. Much has been written on the TS. I would...
  • BLOOD TYPE FOUND IN ICONS IS SAME AS IN SHROUD OF TURIN AND 'LANCIANO MIRACLE'

    02/08/2005 6:32:21 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | February 8, 2005
    The blood analyzed recently from two weeping icons in Italy and found to possess extraordinary, unique characteristics is of the AB blood type -- the same type reported in the well-known bleeding Host miracle at Lanciano, Italy, and also detected on the famed Shroud of Turin.It was last week that word came from noted Italian author Renzo Allegri [left] that blood genetically analyzed from the weeping icons was tested by a prestigious university and allegedly found to be unique to earth -- unlike any genetic structure in the world blood bank. The odds against it being of the particular...
  • How Two Sacred, Bloody Images Take Us to God

    03/29/2013 11:48:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mark Armstrong
    NOTE: - Mark posted the article today; his article was originally written in 2011 One year ago, on May 23, 2010, the Holy Shroud of Turin was placed out of public view at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin (Torino), Italy. We are not expected to see it again until the year 2035. For only the 18th time in its 2,000 year history, the Church’s most venerated relic was allowed to be seen by the public. Never did I imagine I would be among the two million pilgrims who came from all over the world to look at the...
  • “Stains on the Sudarium of Oviedo Coincide with Those on the Shroud”

    05/03/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 65 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/2/15 | Andrea Tornielli
    Alfonso Sánchez Hermosilla, Spanish doctor in forensic medicine, stated this at the annual conference of the International Centre of Syndonology, which took place in Turin todayAll the information obtained from the studies and research” carried out on the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo “is in tune with what one would expect - from a forensic medicine point of view - to happen to cloths with these characteristics were they to cover the head of a body featuring the kind of lesions Jesus of Nazareth suffered, just as the Gospels tell us.” Alfonso Sánchez Hermosilla, Doctor in Forensic...
  • Muslim Delegation Visits Shroud of Turin

    04/24/2015 2:17:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 24, 2015 | L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO
    Imam says linen cloth believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus invites us to be "brothers" TURIN — “We decided to come as a sign, to say that we are citizens of this country and city. The Shroud draws Christians and Muslims, and in a world marked by division, it invites us to be brothers.”  This message of peace and dialogue came Wednesday from a group of Muslims who visited the Holy Shroud of Turin now on display at northern Italian city’s Cathedral. The delegation included the President of the League of Imams and Preachers of Mosques in Italy,...
  • Shroud of Turin goes on public display

    04/19/2015 1:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    cns ^ | April 19, 2015 | Carol Glatz
    The Shroud of Turin unveiled yesterday for the media. Now on public display, (CNS/Paul Haring) TURIN, Italy — A thin white cloth draped over the glass–covered Shroud of Turin was pulled down and billowed to the floor, marking the official opening of the venerated icon’s exposition to the public.​The unveiling came during a Mass held in the city’s cathedral of St. John the Baptist today in the presence of a small group of dignitaries, religious and lay faithful. ​“We have put ourselves in the wake of generations of pilgrims” who come to contemplate the shroud and “it will do us good to feel like we are drops in the river that has run through the centuries of a humanity...
  • What Does The Shroud of Turin Prove About Easter?

    04/04/2015 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | April 04, 2015
    What Does The Shroud of Turin Prove About Easter? History Channel's The Real Face of Jesus? by MYRA ADAMS April 4, 2015 Christians around the globe will begin their annual celebration of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, commemorating what they consider to be the greatest event in human history. The basis for the world’s largest religion is the belief that, in Jerusalem around a.d. 33, an itinerant Jewish rabbi died as a result of crucifixion and after three days rose from the dead, fulfilling his own and numerous other ancient Messianic prophecies found in the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. Sounding...
  • A Brief Review of the Recent CNN Documentary and (its) Medieval Photograph Theory

    04/04/2015 12:32:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Shroud.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Barrie Schwortz
    A Brief Review of the Recent CNN Documentary and Further Comments on the Medieval Photograph Theory I personally hate to write reviews of television programs and usually leave them for others to do, but after weeks of media hype and the controversy created after this program aired, I felt compelled to write a brief review of CNN’s latest “docudrama” on the Shroud of Turin, which premiered Sunday, March 1, 2015, as the first episode in their six part “Finding Jesus” series. For the sake of transparency, I should first disclose that STERA, Inc. was paid a modest licensing fee by...
  • Durham couple trace origins of the Shroud of Turin — Video

    04/03/2015 11:57:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | April 2, 2015
    A TV interview with Dr. and Mrs. Alan Whanger on their investigations on the Shroud of Turin.Video at Link
  • The “Other” Shroud of Christ

    04/02/2015 4:14:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mary Jo Anderson
    The Sudarium of Oviedo is by most accounts the best validation of the Shroud of Turin as the true burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The ark that contains the Sudarium of Oviedo (Wikipedia) I have followed with great interest the response to Catholic World Report's recent article on the Shroud of Turin by Jim Graves, which now has well over a 150 comments. Many are statements and counter-statements that attempt to prove or disprove the authenticity of the Shroud as the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. This is as it should be—a mystery for our era that calls...
  • A look at Pope Francis' summer trip to the Shroud of Turin

    03/27/2015 4:11:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Shroud of Turin negative. Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 12:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' upcoming pilgrimage to Turin – home to what is believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus – with a program that largely centers on young people. The pontiff's June 21-22 visit to the northern Italian city also marks the bicentenary of the birth of Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian order and patron saint of youth. According to the Vatican, which released the schedule during a March 25 press briefing, the Pope will venerate the...
  • The Shroud: Not a Painting, Not a Scorch, Not a Photograph

    03/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jim Graves
    “One of my favorite testimonials as to the authenticity of the Shroud,” says Barrie Schwortz, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, “actually came from my Jewish mother.” People view the Shroud of Turin on display at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, in this April 26, 2010, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) This June, Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to Turin, Italy, home of the famous Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the 2,000-year-old burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The pope’s June 21-22 visit will include time venerating the Shroud at the...
  • Documentary on the Shroud Airs Sunday

    02/28/2015 3:41:21 PM PST · by NYer · 112 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 28, 2015 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    All four gospels mention the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be that burial cloth. It is etched with the image of a man that was scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified, and lanced in the side. If it is real, it provides archeological evidence of the most consequential event in human history—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Pope Francis plans to venerate the Shroud this summer, just as his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict did. The Pope has called for it to be displayed in Turin from April 19...
  • Amazing Book The Second Shroud Discovered

    02/24/2015 6:36:54 PM PST · by purcre
    Amazon Kindle ^ | Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello
    We know what happens when Scott Walker musters an “I don’t know” about Barack Obama’s religious faith. The wrath of the media comes down howling “how dare you!” But what happens when Scott Walker’s faith is the subject of ridicule by a prominent left-wing publication and a former staffer for Russ Feingold and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin?
  • Almost 600,000 Bookings for Turin Shroud

    02/06/2015 6:30:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    ANSA ^ | 2/3/15
    (ANSA) - Turin, February 3 - Almost 600,000 bookings have been made to see the mysterious Shroud of Turin, reputed to bear the image of Christ, when it opens for public viewing in the spring, officials said Tuesday. The showing, from April 19 to June 24, will be part of a larger program that will include a restored painting of the Lamentation by Renaissance master Fra Angelico, city and church officials. Further bookings are possible via the Internet, they said. The Shroud, which is rarely seen by the public, will be displayed in the Chapel of the Shroud in the...
  • The True Veronica Veil Second Shroud Discovered —(Shroud of Turin Connection)

    02/02/2015 7:38:19 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    GLoria TV ^ | 26/01/2015 | John Cage
    I appeal to Pope Francis to make this discovery known to the world, your people have kept this secret from you. The world needs to know. These incredible images of the abused and tortured face of Jesus Christ were processed from the St Peters Veronica Veil in 2011 by the experimental photographer myself Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello. The link to the Shroud of Turin has been made showing the identical same face. The discovery is gaining prominance world wide. The St Peters Veronica Veil has now been authenticated and is not a legend but the second true Shroud in existance predating...
  • 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
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 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 · 9 replies
    ShroudStory.com ^ | 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
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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...