The Shroud of Tourin’
Posted by Larry Wallberg on 05/03/2010
In a silly attempt to deflect all the talk about sexual abuse of children by priestly employees of the Vatican, Pope Benny has decided to revive that old Shroud of Turin nonsense. Of course the city’s Archbishop, Cardinal Severino Poletto, is thrilled to go along with the papal plug. Just think of all those discouraged Roman Catholics worldwide, who are surely eager to have their faith reaffirmed by seeing — in person — an imprint of Our Lord himself.
You could almost hear the tourism coins going kachinginus vobiscum in Poletto’s head, as he intoned:
We can’t say with mathematical certainty that it is authentic; it’s up to scientists to do that. But it remains a great enigma.
Not to me. Although the imprint on that piece of cloth doesn’t look anything like Jesus, the face does seem familiar somehow. Whoever he is, I’m assuming that he’ll be able to feed the multitude.