THE SUDARIUM OF OVIEDO: THE “OTHER SHROUD” OF JESUS

And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. John 20:6-7What exactly are we talking about here?The “linen wrappings”—well, that’s the shroud, what has become known as the Shroud of Turin.  But what about this “face cloth” that was rolled up in a separate place?It was Jewish custom at the time of Jesus’ burial … [Read more...]

WHAT DO YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE EASTER BUNNY?

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, on which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 Stop and think about this.  No, really!  Read it twice.  Think about it.It sounds pretty important, doesn’t it?I bring this up because a poll published by The Barna Group in March 2010 shows that when asked what Easter is about, only 37% of … [Read more...]

UPDATES Regarding the Vatican’s Blogger Meeting

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has issued updates regarding the Meeting with Bloggers.  (“It’s not quite a blognic,” they say on their website.)Not much news there!  I already knewthat it was limited to bloggers who are on the list, and that I should bring ID to verify my identity. that it was free, that there is the possibility of a live-feed, that the Vatican would not cover travel or lodging costs, and that translation service would be available in English, Italian … [Read more...]


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