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Katie Kresser, Ph.D October 26, 2022 5 min read

Art for the Ages: Portraits and Human Dignity

In a culture obsessed with portraits, Dr. Kresser explores these simple images as essential tools for recognizing the dignity of the human person.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. October 25, 2022 4 min read

Closer to Home: James Webb Telescope Images Look Into Our Solar System

New James Webb Telescope images reveal a deeper look into our solar system—further highlighting the intersection of science and scripture.
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Magis Center October 21, 2022 4 min read

The Pope John Paul II Miracles that Made Him a Canonized Saint

Learn of the two Pope John Paul II miracles that led to his canonization: Sister Marie Pierre and Floribeth Mora Diaz.
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Magis Center October 20, 2022 3 min read

The Shroud of Turin Inspires a Hyper-Realistic Body of Christ

The new exhibit entitled 'The Mystery Man' utilizes the history and scientific validation of the Shroud of Turin to create a realistic depiction of Jesus.
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Magis Center October 17, 2022 6 min read

Evidence for the Big Bang

Here we look at the Lemaitre/Hubble expansion, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, and even distribution of matter as evidence for the Big Bang.
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J. G. Miller October 12, 2022 4 min read

5 Reasons Why Jesus’s Miracles Were Unique for Their Time

Discover five reasons Jesus's miracles were unique and their difference from the presentation of miracles in Hellenistic writings.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. October 10, 2022 4 min read

The Positive and Negative Effects of Religion

Throughout history, faith has been intrinsic to the human experience but what are the effects of religion on happiness, civic engagement, and health?
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Magis Center October 5, 2022 4 min read

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Gluttony

The deadly sin of gluttony, is an excess intake of food, alcohol, or drugs, preventing one from reaching higher levels of meaning and purpose.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. September 29, 2022 8 min read

The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part II

A further look into whether the anthropic coincidences are 'special' by examining astronomical and earth science evidence.
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Magis Center September 27, 2022 7 min read

Why Does God Allow Evil in the World?

Why does god allow evil in the world? Here, we will flesh out one of the most common answers to this question, unpacking it point by point.
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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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Magis Center September 23, 2022 3 min read

The Padre Pio Miracle that Led to His Beatification

The St. Padre Pio's miracle that led to his beatification: the case of Consiglia De Martino, a married woman with three children from Salerno, Italy.
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