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Rory O'Donnell6 min read

Is God Free to Create the World?

Is God free to create the world? The answer isn’t a yes or a no. Aquinas teaches there is one thing that God wills necessarily: his own divine goodness.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D.3 min read

Why Catholics Should Learn about Science

Why science for Catholics? "Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes."
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Magis Center1 min read

[Podcast] Now You Can Hear Fr. Spitzer Live Every Other Wednesday 

Relevant Radio’s podcast, A Closer Look™, has made it possible for listeners to hear Fr. Spitzer every other Wednesday in a captivating ongoing series.
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Dr. Michael Ferguson4 min read

Curious Bedfellows: Soul and Brain

After publishing an architectural decomposition of the human brain’s functional patterns, none of us knew the astounding correlations that would emerge from Aristotle’s philosophy of the human soul.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.5 min read

Is Atheism Inconsistent with the Scientific Method?

Is atheism inconsistent with the scientific method? The answer from this year’s winner of the Templeton Prize, Marcelo Gleiser, may surprise you.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D.5 min read

Why (Some) Scientists Say There is No Such Thing as a Soul

Rather than speaking of the soul, scientists focus on the mind—measured and observed in replicated experiments—as a function of what goes on in the brain.
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Ascension Media7 min read

Ancient Philosophy & the New Testament

What does philosophy have to do with the New Testament? What follows is a survey of philosophical schools that precede and even encounter the New Testament.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.5 min read

Arizona Conference Invites Attendees to Pursue Science and Faith for Human Flourishing

The Arizona Center for Christian Studies hosted their Conference on Faith and Science themed, “Pursuing Science and Christian Faith for Human Flourishing.”
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Carol Lynn Miller3 min read

How the Resurrected Jesus Reveals Himself to Us

Fr. Spitzer discusses two Resurrection narratives and how each illustrate different ways Jesus reveals Himself, even to us today.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.3 min read

Is God Part of Your Social Network?

Is God Part of Your Social Network?
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Magis Center< 1 min read

[Podcast] Fr. Spitzer Discusses Exorcisms, Cosmic Fine Tuning, and More

This month Pat Flynn welcomed Fr. Spitzer back to his podcast to cover the topics of exorcisms, cosmic fine tuning, the "Who" of God, and more.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.5 min read

Verified Scientific Facts supporting the Authenticity of the Shroud of Turin

The results of the 1989 Carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin caused scientists and believers to seek the scientific facts supporting the Shroud of Turin.
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