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Magis CenterJune 12, 20237 min read

The Fall and Original Sin

Before we can fully understand the concept of original sin, we must first understand the fall and our first parents.
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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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Carol Lynn MillerJune 5, 20233 min read

The 3 Levels of Conversion: Moral Conversion

Moral conversion focuses on the consistent practice of the higher self’s triumph over the lower self. Learn more here!
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Matthew A. TsakanikasJune 3, 202315 min read

Sinai as Interpretive Key to Genesis Part III: From Eden to the Temple

Dive into understanding the book of Genesis that we know today by looking at the Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle in the final installment of the series.
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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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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.May 17, 20234 min read

Just How Big is a Light Year? The Cosmic View

How can we conceive the astronomical distances in space? Maggie Ciskanik answers by explaining the light year and our cosmic view.
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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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