Letter sent to the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on September 11, 2014
Rev. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Casina Pio IV
00120 Vatican City
Some comments you made were quoted at
I think you should know that the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers withdrew its sponsorship of a conference that took place last week in Bari, Italy, about the Shroud of Turin. I am a member of the IEEE and have pending before its Ethics and Members Conduct Committee a complaint against Bruno Barbaris, et. al., for rejecting the paper I submitted to the conference because it did not support certain stories in the gospels. This is the rejected paper:
I am also planning to file a canonical complaint against Cardinal Dolan of New York with the Holy Father for suppressing my slideshow/lecture about the Holy Shroud. My correspondence with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Life is at
This essay (“Cognitive Dissonance and the Shroud of Turin”) tries to explain why Catholics without any training in fundamental theology think the Shroud is authentic:
Very truly yours, David Roemer
Faxed to +39 06 698 85218, Cardinal Müller (+390669883409), and Cardinal (390669884526), and Archbishop Nosiglia (0115156338)
Letter sent to President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on August 10, 2016
Prof. Werner Arber
Department of Microbiology
University of Basel
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Dear Prof. Arber,
Upon information and belief, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wants me to instruct the Catholic Church in the U.S. about the arguments for God's existence, the authenticity of the Holy Shroud, and evolutionary biology. I am hereby formally requesting a personal interview with you to explain why you should support this mission.
In my opinion, all of the reasons for believing Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be put into three categories: historical Jesus, arguments for God’s existence, and the character defects of people who do not believe in life after death:
1 The historical Jesus involves science because the Shroud of Turin raises the scientific question of how the image was created.
2 The arguments for God’s existence involves science because many people think scientific phenomena, like the Big Bang, is evidence of God’s existence rather than a reason to believe in the Bible.
3 Believers and non-believers promote pseudoscience about evolutionary biology.
All of my correspondence with the Catholic Church is summarized at:
2 "Rational Arguments For God's Existence: Evangelizing Is Good and Proselytizing Is Bad" (http://www.newevangelist.me)
4 "Canonical Complaint Against Cardinal Dolan: Science and the Catholic Church" (http://www.dkroemer.com)
6 "Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics" (http://www.pseudoscience123.com)
I had a two-hour interview with James H. Fetzer on May 16. It was his 200th show and is titled, "Science and Religion" (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsfS5KpYMzb20sCxyfSotfX1ELkIBrXZ3).
Very truly yours, David Roemer
Email exchange with Werner Arber on 9/5/16