Roger Bacon and the New Science
Learn about Roger Bacon, a 13th-century Franciscan monk, who is considered a forerunner of the modern scientific method.
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.
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.
When Does the Soul Leave the Body?
Fr. Spitzer answers the question of when do our souls leave immediately when we die.
The Great Misunderstanding of Empathy
What is empathy? Empathy is a unifying force that creates relationships predicated upon care for another rather than utility.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
Epistemology and How We Come to Know
Epistemology is conventionally considered the theory of knowledge. Why should one study epistemology?