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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“.

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

How to Share Our Call to the Transcendent in a Materialistic Culture

In our evergrowing materialistic culture, we must find ways to call upon the transcendent to find true fulfillment and happiness.
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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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Mary’s Faith: A Christmas Message from Fr. Spitzer

Dear Friends, I want to wish you a blessed and merry Christmas in 2020 and share a message about trusting in God.
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How to Start A Catholic Spiritual Life

To pursue a life in Jesus Christ, it will be necessary to make a commitment to the Lord to participate in the sacraments, the moral life, and prayer.
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