For Jesus, the heart of God (who God is) is more important than the attributes of God (what God is).
If one of the lower levels of happiness becomes dominant in our lives, we will quickly discover that we have made our lives into our own personal hell.
If we can discover a good and comprehensive definition of happiness, then we are very likely to be more fulfilled in all areas of our life.
Fr. Spitzer responds to attempts to prove that there is nothing above matter.
Truly scientific studies of near death experiences do in fact give strong evidence for the existence of an afterlife.
Lonergan’s proof is as follows: If all reality is completely intelligible, then God exists. But all reality is completely intelligible. Therefore, God exists.
A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysical Proof of God (with a response to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion)
Though there are many contemporary proofs of God (such as that of Bernard Lonergan), this contemporary version of St. Thomas Aquinas’ metaphysical proof of God, though difficult for newcomers, is brief and compelling.
The natural sciences (and philosophical reflection upon them) have been an integral part of the Catholic intellectual tradition since the time of Copernicus.
Here is a brief explanation of the evidence from modern science, medical studies, anthropology, and philosophy for a human soul that can survive bodily death.
Spontaneous prayers are an excellent pathway for a deeper relationship with God. Fr. Spitzer explains why and provides resources for those interested.