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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana posium on Shroud of Turin is Feb. 12 at USI It. LEINGANG Message editor the issues surrounding the shroud, at a symposium to be held at the University of Southern Indiana, on Satur- day, Feb. 12. Also on the panel will be the man who cut the sections of the shroud used for the radio- carbon testing performed in 1988. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the body of Jesus was anointed with myrrh, aloes and scented oil, and wrapped in a linen shroud. The of Turin. Is it cloth of Jesus? Or a performed on the cloth seem to it is of medieval ot everyone agrees. A. Garza-Valdes Texas, has a He is one of the of Panel of interna- who will explore : S(IE"Ty OF THE DIVINE WORD GFT ANNUITIES receive an 8.6% return or : better for the rest of your life! Gift Annuity from the Society of the Divine in both high rates of income and signifi- The rate gets better the older you you purchase the annuity! When you sign on at rate is 8.6%; when you sign on at age 70, it's for men; women's rates are slightly lower.) portion of your annual annuity be tax-free, and you may be able to write percentage of your annuity contribution as outlive this annuity and the rate You ar e guaranteed income for as long as rate at which you initially signed on. The Divine Word is the oldest sponsor of Catholic in the U.S. We have never missed an in 90 years. f the Divine Word Gift Annuity will help you rates of return and tO educate missionary i!" Onth SrY OF THE DNME WORD m A WORLDWtDE CATHODC MrS- SOCIETy COMMITrED TO PREACHING THE GOSPEL 57 COUN- E analysis of the annuitized income you send this coupon to: E DIVINE WORD Gwr ANNtnES State  Zip --_._ day year EIM ElF 'give sex and birthdate of second party: day year EIMI:3F I-pt are@ aa. Evl "Holy Shroud" is a linen cloth about three-and-a-half feet wide and fourteen-and-a-half feet long. The image of a man is imprinted on the cloth, and many persons believe that this image is of Jesus' body. The shroud has been housed at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, @ Following is the first offering of a new feature inthe Message. Staff writer Mary Ann Hughes, who originated the idea, hopes that this communications tool will help to draw to- gether the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayer and attention. Benedictine Sister Mary Celestine Maurer, principal at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, is headed for Indi- anapolis this Friday to get a second opinion following mastec- tomy surgery. Although her surgeon felt she had stage 2-A cancer, her on- cologist believes it has gone into stage 3-B, Sister Maurer said. She is traveling to Indiana University School of Medicine to get an opinion on "aggresive chemotherapy and possible bone marrow treatment." She explained the bone marrow treat- ment would "take out and treat the bone marrow, instead of finding a donor." She said "people all over the diocese are already praying for me and I deeply appreciate that." Sister resides at Holy Spirit Convent, 1760 S. Lodge, Evansville IN 47714. 3 Charles Dillon, the father of Donna Halverson, coordi- nator of Supportive Services in the diocesan Ofice of Catholic Schools, died Feb. I in Arizona. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. I I I I DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMIT. If you're feeling as though you simply cannot cope with one more demand, give us a call. We offer free, confldenUal personal assessments 24 hours a day, saven days a week to help you get past it. THE HELP LINE 634-NEED (634-6333) Toll Free 1-800-852-7279 A service of the B]mAv]oaS, L HLTH "ng of SELLING? And Health Care Center CLEM BEHME 425-8916 IlOOWmllmm AJl stt SALLY HELFRICH RITrER 424-7586 be happy to perform a Market Value Appraisal of your property and explain our marketing plan zo you IUIALTORS -- INSUEANCI 464-5991 = Ed. L. Lee = Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 II lilt ii since the sixteenth century. Before that, there are docu- ments to show that it was in France at Lirey (about 1355 to 1452) and at Chambery (1452 to 1578). Its earlier history is a matter of dispute. The official position of the Roman Catholic Church is that the shroud is not a matter of faith, according to "Our Sun- day Visitor's Catholic Encyclo- pedia." Catholics may accept or reject its authenticity as they wish. Garza-Valdez is convinced that the radiocarbon tests per- formed on portions of the shroud were affected by the presence of a substance known as "rock varnish" or a "bio- plastic coatings." Garza-Valdez concludes that fungus and bacteria growths on ancient objects w including : the shroud -- produce Carbon- 14. In a preliminary report published Dec. 25, 1993, Garza-Valdez concludes that the medieval dates determined in laboratory tests are the re- sult of averaging radiocarbon from the Shroud linen and the more recent coatings. The scientist also concludes that the image was formed by deposits of material "directly related to the blood, sweat, and other substances on the linen." He states that "the image was not made by human hands." Garza-Valdes reports that the bio-plastic coating on the shroud ]s stzll growing. He maintains that some of the fibers used for the tests have more bio-plastic material than linen. Joining Garza-Valdes at the symposium will be Professor Giovanni Riggi of Turin, Italy, who will discuss his role as the person who cut shroud samples for the radiocarbon dating. Another panelist is Dr. Faustino Cervantes of Mexico City, Mexico, who will discuss what is known about "The Crown of Thorns.  Dr. Daniel Scavone of the University of Southern Indiana will present the "Primary His- torical Documentary Evidence for the Authenticity of the Shroud." Scavone has written and lectured extensively about his findings The symposium on "The Face in the Shroud: Fact or Fraud" will be held at the University of Southern Indiana, Forum l, on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.rn. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and the general public is in- vited. m i i iii i i i ) HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Lcerv, , tnsured lustr. CoaJ and t P.O. Box 405 TONY NO H, N 47639 8i2-768-5207 t-800-766-2787 ]1]]] 1112-254-451 irle Village ng Center