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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.

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Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) and is currently the President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe“.

Blog Post by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. December 12, 2022 3 min read

The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Juan Diego’s Tilma

Can science prove that the Juan Diego tilma was not done by the miraculous hand of God? Take a close look at five aspects of the argument.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. September 24, 2022 2 min read

A Letter from Fr. Spitzer—New Programs and Publications

A letter highlighting our Sophia Institute partnership endeavors, new project, and upcoming publications.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. August 31, 2022 5 min read

Was the story of Jesus actually lifted from the Egyptian Horus myth?

Father Spitzer shows that the gospel accounts of Jesus' life are definitely not a retelling of the Egyptian myth of Horus, the god of the sun.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. July 30, 2022 5 min read

Webb Images Reveal the Intersection of Science and Scripture

New images from the James Webb Space Telescope allow us to see both science and scripture in the heavens above.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. June 29, 2022 5 min read

Fr. Spitzer on How to Pray for Your Enemies and Forgive

Jesus mentions forgiveness more often than any other injunction in the New Testament. Fr. Spitzer shares the power in a prayer for your enemies.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. December 24, 2021 2 min read

A Christmas Note from Fr. Spitzer

A recap of 2021 from Father Spitzer along with his gratitude and well wishes.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. June 22, 2021 7 min read

4 Major Differences Between Human and Artificial Intelligence

There are four major differences between human and artificial intelligence, and it is highly unlikely that we will be able to bridge this gap into future.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. June 9, 2021 9 min read

Human vs. Animal Intelligence Through the Lens of Linguistic Abilities

There has been considerable speculation about higher primates having similar intellectual and linguistic capabilities to humans. Is this true?
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. February 18, 2021 9 min read

Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

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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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. February 10, 2021 6 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 Carrell.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. January 8, 2021 10 min read

Fr. Spitzer's Prayers in Times of Suffering, Trial, and Anxiety

Here are some of Fr. Spitzer's favorite spontaneous prayers for times of trial, suffering, and anxiety. Also download a free sheet of spontaneous prayers.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. January 7, 2021 1 min read

Contemporary Eucharistic Miracles [Spitzer Scholarly Article]

There are three major contemporary eucharistic miracles that have been scientifically examined and found to be without natural or physical explanation.
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