Letter to Master of the Order of Preachers, March 25, 2016

Dear Fr. Bruno Cadoré,
Upon information and belief, the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and the Holy Father want me to instruct the Catholic Church in the United States about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, the arguments for God’s existence, and evolutionary biology. To this end, I am hereby offering to give developmental lessons to the faculty at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., about these topics. My correspondence about these matters is at websites titled

  1. Rational Arguments for God’s Existence: Evangelizing is Good and Proselytizing is Bad (http://www.newevangelist.me)
  2. Complaint Against Cardinal Dolan: Science and the Catholic Church (http://www.dkroemer.com)
  3. Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics (http://www.pseudoscience123.com)

What prompts this offer is that The Thomist rejected the article I submitted about #1. I don’t think the reviewer understood the part of the essay that I consider to be an important insight into why people don’t agree about the arguments for the existence of God. I have since submitted the article to the Review of Metaphysics. You can find the essay at

I submitted an article titled, “Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy, History, and Theology of the Shroud of Turin,” to a conference of the Shroud of Turin sponsored by the Italy Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics and Engineers. It was rejected, but I filed an ethics complaint against the conference organizers, which include a consultant to the Custodian of the Shroud of Turin, for practicing pseudoscience. The IEEE dismissed my complaint, but withdrew its sponsorship of the conference.

Concerning biological evolution, my efforts to get the American Journal of Physics to retract and absurd article about evolution and thermodynamics are included in
Very truly yours, David Roemer
Sent by registered mail

Email exchanges with Dominic Izzo, O.P. from June 16 to June 28, 2016

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