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Magis Center November 11, 2022 6 min read

The Interior and Exterior Consequences of Original Sin

What effects are left by original sin? These are both the interior and exterior consequences of original sin and how we can overcome them.
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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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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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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc. July 7, 2022 4 min read

Living with Happiness and Purpose

Maggie Ciskanik dives into the discussion of how to live a life with happiness and purpose through the lens of psychology.
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John Clark January 13, 2022 7 min read

The Reluctance Of Males To Become Men: Failure to Launch

John Clark discusses the male reluctance to become men by analyzing Failure to Launch syndrome and arguing for perfect happiness as the answer.
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Bill Schmitt September 8, 2021 11 min read

Between the Lines, Young Writers Reveal Hope

Ultimate happiness and culture-healing result from teaching skills that allow students to use meaningful communication and push conversations forward.
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Bill Schmitt June 12, 2021 7 min read

Jordan Peterson Returns, and We See Ourselves

I feel duty-bound to bring the good news that a spiritually enriching drama is now playing on You Tube: the return of Jordan B. Peterson, Ph.D.
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Magis Center September 29, 2020 4 min read

Suffering and God's Top Priority

Why doesn't God remove suffering from your life—despite your many pleas for relief? Fr. Spitzer explains God's top priorities in suffering and healing.
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Magis Center June 21, 2020 < 1 min read

The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

In this video clip from 'Happiness: the Series,' Fr. Spitzer describes level 3 happiness: the happiness of living for others.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. June 17, 2020 4 min read

Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

The data is in: we are hardwired for connection and social interactions. Not a surprise—for God is a community of love, and we are made in His image.
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Justina Miller June 9, 2020 4 min read

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

The United States is increasing in “Nones,” i.e, those who claim no religious affiliation. But who are the Nones, and what compels them to leave the Church?
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Bill Schmitt June 3, 2020 5 min read

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Jordan Peterson’s desire for self-empowering disciplines to replace sloppy secularism can launch us beyond ego comparison—where so many people are trapped.
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