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The mission of the Magis Center is to create content that helps people find higher purpose in life, an awareness of their transcendent dignity, a sense of the transcendent providential power who guides them, and a determination to live ethically responsible lives. To that end, the Magis Center produces and distributes media that provides contemporary commentary on timeless topics.

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Magis CenterJune 7, 20239 min read

What Draws Us to the Sacred? Mircea Eliade on Hierophany, Myths, and Homo Religiosus

Mircea Eliade found that religion originates from an experience of the sacred common to all. Also common are hierophany, myths, and homo religiosus.
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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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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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Magis CenterApril 26, 20238 min read

What is Conscience? Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman

Quotes from Immanuel Kant and John Henry Newman explain their arguments to answer the question, 'What is conscience?'
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Magis CenterApril 24, 20237 min read

Christian Revelation, Heaven, and Near Death Experiences

By looking at patients' accounts of the afterlife, we may be able to infer clues about the afterlife. What parallels can we draw between NDEs and heaven?
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Magis CenterApril 22, 20239 min read

Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
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Magis CenterApril 13, 20234 min read

4 Approved Eucharistic Miracles from the 21st Century 

In the last twenty years, there have been four approved Eucharistic miracles. Learn all about them here!
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