Letters: May 11, 1998

SCIENCE AND THE SHROUD

"Jesus appreciated the need of modern man for solid evidence of the Resurrection. The shroud is that evidence and a basis for our faith." BENJAMIN A. WIECH North Tonawanda, N.Y.

As a scientist and a Catholic, I believe the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Christ [RELIGION, April 20]. Perhaps the only conclusion that will satisfy everyone is that for those who have true faith, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not, no explanation is possible. WILLIAM J. KEPPLER South Miami, Fla.

The shroud is a centuries-old object of superstition long ago declared...

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