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Magis CenterJune 1, 20236 min read

God, Science, and Creation

Almost two hours of in-depth reason and discourse by Fr. Spitzer on what science can tell us about God, science, and creation.
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Magis CenterMay 30, 20233 min read

Suicide in Catholicism

Suicide in Catholicism is often misunderstood. Here, Fr. Spitzer answers an EWTN viewer's personal question regarding a loved one's suicide.
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Magis CenterMay 26, 20236 min read

What Makes Us Human: The Origin of Language

An argument that the soul is the condition necessary for certain powers and characteristics that are at the center of what makes us human.
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Magis CenterMay 24, 20234 min read

What Does the Catholic Church Say about Near Death Experiences?

Have you ever wondered, 'What does the Catholic Church Say about near-death experiences?' Enjoy this video and discussion about the relationship.
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Magis CenterMay 22, 20236 min read

Human Intelligence vs. Animal Intelligence

Recent studies show that humans are categorically different from animals, not only in their language abilities, but also in their ability to form concepts.
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Magis CenterMay 19, 20238 min read

Reconciling Contemporary Science and the Doctrine of Original Sin

An analysis of the challenges that arise in the conflict between the perspective of the natural sciences and the Doctrine of Original Sin.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.May 17, 20234 min read

Just How Big is a Light Year? The Cosmic View

How can we conceive the astronomical distances in space? Maggie Ciskanik answers by explaining the light year and our cosmic view.
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Magis CenterMay 15, 20237 min read

Why Do Good People Suffer?

A look at the story of Job and an answer to the commonly asked question, 'Why do good people suffer?' 
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.May 12, 202314 min read

Fr. Spitzer's Prayers of Forgiveness

These 5 prayers of forgiveness are a guide for keeping your soul in a state of humility before our all-Loving God.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.May 10, 20239 min read

Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' of the Numinous Experience

Within the numinous experience, the numen presents itself as having two distinct poles of feeling-content: mysterium tremendum and mysterium fascinans.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.DMay 8, 20238 min read

Art for the Ages: The Sistine Chapel and Universal Truth

The Sistine Chapel is a Renaissance masterpiece. Here Dr. Kresser seeks to answer a few of the many questions about the great tourist attraction.
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Carol Lynn MillerMay 6, 20233 min read

The 3 Levels of Conversion: Intellectual Conversion

A concrete aspect of Intellectual conversion is the gathering of external evidence—based on the objective order of reason—for God, Jesus, and the soul.
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