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  • New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

    New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

    Among the most well-known relics believed to be connected with Jesus Christ’s Passion, the Shroud of Turin has been venerated for centuries by Christians as the burial shroud of Jesus. It has been subject to intense scientific study to ascertain its authenticity, and the origins of the image. New research claims the shroud has high levels of substances called creatinine and ferritin, found in patients who suffer forceful multiple traumas like torture.

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  • Was crucifixion necessary?

    Q. I have been a Catholic all my life, but I have never really understood why Jesus had to die for our sins. Couldn’t God have just forgiven us? (Eagan, Minnesota) A. Your question is one that has occupied theologians over the entire history of Christianity. I side with your

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