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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 7 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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John Clark September 20, 2022 6 min read

The Trilemma Of C. S. Lewis, Part Three: Was Jesus A Liar?

Was Jesus a liar? John Cark examines the factors of fame and money in the first component of the C.S. Lewis Trilema.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. September 17, 2022 6 min read

Positive Emotions and the Virtuous Life

Using psychology, this article examines why we have positive emotions and what role they play in developing a virtuous life.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D September 14, 2022 6 min read

Art for the Ages: The Eyes of a Woman Artist

Dr. Katie Kresser looks at the works of Artemisia Gentileschi—one of the first woman artists in history to enjoy a high-profile professional career.
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Magis Center September 12, 2022 11 min read

Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

From a scientist’s point of view, what evidence might there be to support belief in God? Here we summarize the best scientific evidence for God.
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Matthew A. Tsakanikas September 8, 2022 8 min read

Jesus’ Empty Tomb: Not the Only Empty Tomb in Early Christianity

A comparison of the prison arrests of the Apostles and, later, Peter to the empty tomb of Jesus—all written with humorous Hollywood mafioso language.
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Michelle Miller September 5, 2022 7 min read

Mother Teresa's Miracles: How She Was Declared a Saint

The process of canonization requires two investigated miracles; Mother Teresa’s miracles took place in the lives of Monica Besra and Marcilio Andrino.
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Magis Center September 2, 2022 2 min read

2022 Magis Women Fall Retreats

Are you ready to find your way closer to God and be surrounded by other women with the same desire? If so, these retreats may be just right for you!
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