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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.September 18, 202310 min read

Fr. Spitzer's Six Prayers for Suffering, Trial, and Anxiety

Here are some of Fr. Spitzer's favorite spontaneous prayers for suffering, trials, and anxiety. Also, download a free sheet of spontaneous prayers.
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Purposeful UniverseSeptember 16, 20232 min read

Season 2 of Purposeful Lab Unveiled: Meet the Guests

Discover Season 2 of 'Purposeful Lab' as we unveil our esteemed guests. Topics covered will range from cosmology to epistemology to neuroscience.
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Magis CenterSeptember 13, 20232 min read

When Does the Soul Leave the Body?

Fr. Spitzer answers the question of when do our souls leave immediately when we die.
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Sebastian StantonSeptember 11, 20235 min read

The Great Misunderstanding of Empathy

What is empathy? Empathy is a unifying force that creates relationships predicated upon care for another rather than utility.
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Magis CenterSeptember 9, 20232 min read

The Secular Versus Catholic View of the Human Person

University of Notre Dame Professor Carter Snead explains the secular versus Catholic view of the human person.
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Magis CenterSeptember 7, 20232 min read

A Caution on Near Death Experiences

Near death experiences are common in popular storytelling and more common than one might think. But what caution should we exercise regarding NDEs?
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Michelle MillerSeptember 1, 20233 min read

Lose Yourself to Find Yourself

You may choose dissimilar methods from Christianity on your journey to lose yourself to find yourself and C.S. Lewis says your intentions are not far off.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.DAugust 30, 20236 min read

Philosophy and Culture: Always in Style

Katie Kresser begins her new series, focused on philosophy and culture, by analyzing the debate between Meyer Schapiro and Ernst Gombrich on style.
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Magis CenterAugust 28, 20236 min read

Why Do Catholics think Jesus is Actually In the Eucharist?

At the Last Supper, Jesus made it clear that He intended that the Eucharist be His real body and blood. Fr. Spitzer provides evidence from Jesus' words...
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.August 25, 20235 min read

This Lourdes Miracle Led to the Conversion of Alexis Carrel

Discover the miracle from Lourdes that brought about the conversion of Nobel Prize-winning physician Dr. Alexis Carrel.
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Sebastian StantonAugust 23, 20236 min read

Epistemology and How We Come to Know 

Epistemology is conventionally considered the theory of knowledge. Why should one study epistemology?
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Purposeful UniverseAugust 21, 20232 min read

Purposeful Lab: The Four Levels of Purpose with Fr. Robert Spitzer

Discover how to find the four levels of purpose and happiness in the season one finale of Purposeful Lab featuring Fr. Robert Spitzer.
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