The Shroud of Turin

 by Suzanne Eovaldi

 Our Lord is risen.  Our God lives.  The Shroud of Turin is speaking to all Christians now more than at any other time in our current history when so many of our religious freedoms are under attack by the US government.  John C. Iannone is a Catholic writer and lecturer who is traveling throughout the South during our pre- Easter preparations to bring the story of the holy Shroud to us. 

One can only marvel at what this holy garment reveals to us about the suffering Jesus went through to be one of us and to suffer in such horrible ways to draw out our sins and weaknesses into his own Divinity.  The Shroud’s authenticity was attacked in the late 1980s by the New York Times which was doing what it does best– mocking the beliefs of Christians. 

 But Mr. Iannone has studied the issues surrounding this Holy garment since 1978. He tells any and all listeners that real time evidence exists of Jesus’ presence.  Invited by Shroud Custodian Cardinal Saldarini to analyze the Cloth, Mr. Iannone told a Fort Pierce Florida audience at St. Anastasia’s Catholic Church that the four soil samples he and fellow scientists examined from the cloth match precisely the four soil types at the locations where the Shroud was known to have traveled! 

And listeners were audibly moved when shown the marks of the six whipping points, called flagram, which matched the description of Jesus’ torture by his captors.  The “epsilon,” which is a small positive quantity that provides mathematical analysis, could be seen as a lightened area flowing out of the lips of our Lord as HIS very death was taking place! Other evidence shows how the traditional Jewish burial posture of knees bent toward the torso plus the hands being crossed over the body were explained by the lecturer to be consistent with markings on the Shroud.

But clearly the most transcendental part of the evening’s lecture came when the Catholic scholar explained the very exact analysis points to the location on the cloth when Jesus rose from death.   

The Resurrection of our Lord is revealed by a piece of cloth that survives today to bring spirituality and hope of the Life of Our Lord to us all!  “No cloth in history has been so studied as the Holy Shroud.  Nor has any cloth so caught the fascination and reverence of the world,” says the introduction to Mr. Iannone’s speech. 

 He even gave details about the pollen and flower image samples found by researchers and explained how these samples, along with the soil types, help to verify the Shroud’s authenticity.  Modern blood and DNA samples also are consistent.  The findings of pathologists and hematologists add additional verification of the Shroud’s authenticity. as do wound specialists examining wound patterns on the material.

Mr. Iannone has written three books on the Shroud, including his most recent, “The Mystery of the Shroud of Turin.”  He has done over 260 lectures to churches of all denominations throughout the US, Canada, and in Rome.  He is working on a film called, “The Shroud Conspiracy” which is expected to be released in 2015.  “As Jesus Christ entered Eternity, the atoms of His Body at the Resurrection accelerated dramatically.  At the Resurrection His body was changed from a dead Body to a Resurrected Glorified Body.” (1)  And the light of Jesus’ Resurrection even shows up in NSA analysis! 

So as our Christian faith is under an assault unprecedented in modern history, the Shroud of Turin speaks to us in a way that  detractors cannot and will not silence.  As Our Lord’s Resurrection nears, let us keep in our spirits the notion of our Lord’s light actually being in evidence on the Holy Cloth that covered his agony.

  Remember His words to us on this Easter Sunday, 2014:  “Love one another as I have Loved You.  I am the way, the truth, the life.” 

SOURCE:  (1)  http://www.shroud-image.com also,   http://www.albahouse.org/Iannone.htm   The Mystery of the Shroud of Turin.  New Scientific Evidence.

 

Rejoice for today we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ

 John 20:1-18

“Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre; and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple, and they came to the sepulchre. And they both ran together, and that other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying; but yet he went not in.

Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying, And the napkin that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but apart, wrapped up into one place. Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre: and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. The disciples therefore departed again to their home.

But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, thinking it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, Master). Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and your God. Mary Magdalen cometh, and telleth the disciples: I have seen the Lord, and these things he said to me.”

Rep. Stephen Lynch (Rare honest Democrat from Boston) on Obamacare’s election toll: It’ll bury Dems

Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch, a South Boston  Democrat who voted against Obamacare, says the law will take a toll on Democrats in 2014 .

Forget the bull Shiite from Plastic Face, Dingy and Upchuck. Lynch tells the truth about what Obamacare will do to his party in November. This is the reason why Lynch never had a chance of being Frenchie’s replacement when he went off to make a fool of himself around the world.

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbwCU22xfiU

Vladimir Putin makes Obama look like the weak sister he is

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

Russian Nationalism
After the fall of the Soviet Empire the Russian people felt a little humiliated. They felt like they were living in a beaten nation. Vladimir Putin has slowly been building a sense of nationalism that has resonated with the Russian people. He has put in place policies that have rejected the West’s programs of tolerance and multiculturalism which were working to destroy Russian identity and culture. It came as a shock to the Gay community that, during their protests, the Russian people didn’t care about them one bit. Inside Russia Putin is seen as a hero for standing up to the West over the situation in Ukraine. In a historical context, Russians see Ukraine as a part of Russia. (1) Putin is concerned that if he doesn’t stand up to a weak American president he will be unseated like the former Ukrainian Prime Minister. An analysis of the body language makes it obvious that, when the two men meet, Putin has no respect for the public housing, Kenyan Muslim.

Steadfast
In the face of meaningless threats from  Barack Obama and John Kerry, Russia stood firm. Putin knew he had gotten the better of the Neville Chamberlain of Massachusetts. (3) Russia still maintains the right to intervene militarily in the Ukraine and will undoubtedly annex Crimea. After all, Russian forces are not required to leave the Crimea or withdrawal from Ukraine’s border. This will be seen as Putin standing up against Obama and the European Union and NOT flinching.  Any threats from the all talk Obama Regime will have little effect on a man of action.

In a recent televised question-and-answer show, Putin identified eastern Ukraine as “Novorossiya” or “New Russia,” while maintaining Russia’s historical claim to the territory.(2)  He is making a direct challenge to the West.

Cutting off access
This week Putin refused to allow any U.S. surveillance flights over Russian territory, putting a stop to the collection of intelligence about the Russian Force massing on Ukraine’s boarder and in Crimea. The aerial surveillance was part of an “Open Skies” flight agreement which allows the United States and Russia to fly planned missions in each other’s airspace to verify compliance with various arms control agreements. Russia felt that current overflights were focusing on forces in and near Ukraine and ordered it stopped. (4) President Putin just let Obama know that he is tired of the community organizer’s rhetoric.

Sources:

1.    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3c8495d0-c0ba-11e3-a74d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2z5j6wSkz
2.    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/ukraine-diplomacy.html?hp
3.    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/russia-ukraine.html?hp
4.    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/flying-blind/
   

One video displays the truth about near massacre at Bundy ranch

by Doug Book,  editor

Not surprisingly, the FOX News van carried the only media members covering an unfolding story in which dozens, possibly hundreds of Americans were facing death at the hands of Barack Obama’s, armed Bureau of Land Management mercenaries. And make no mistake, Nevada BLM personnel also escaped the possibility of thousands descending upon their offices, only because cooler heads prevailed.

The video which follows shows just how close this fraudulent tale of the habitat of “desert tortoises” came to being a disaster.

Whether Harry Reid and his sniveling son were involved in engineering the week-long, federal intimidation of Cliven Bundy and his family is a matter of speculation, but not a matter of the greatest importance; at least not just now. What is important is the courageous stand taken by Americans who are fed up with the strong arm tactics of their corrupt, state and national governments. The imperial and imperious presidencies of both George Bush and Barack Hussein have taken their toll on the most patient, generous and good-hearted citizenry on the face of the earth. And no longer willing to relinquish more of their liberty to the federal government, the most courageous and patriotic of these citizens have drawn that familiar line in the sand, not with lawsuits but with guns.

Last week, a full blown shootout between the American people and a government which has spent decades abusing, intimidating and stealing from them very nearly took place. Sooner or later it WILL happen. But probably not at the Bundy ranch.

VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtEVg8KNgBA#t=233

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