March 5, 2015
Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is the Shroud of Turin real, as many Catholics believe? Or is it a product of the 14th century, as suggested by tests conducted of strips taken from the shroud?
Does it matter at all — and, if it does, how much does it matter?
Those are the kinds of questions addressed in a new CNN series, “Finding Jesus,” which airs at 9 p.m. EDT Sundays through Easter, April 5.
Jesuit Father James Martin, one of a host of scholars and scientists interviewed for the series, said for the series that “in my gut” the shroud is real.