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Magis Center May 31, 2020 < 1 min read

Success and Happiness: Are They the Same?

Discover why our culture is so obsessed with success and power and learn if Level 2 happiness and worldly success can lead to true happiness.
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Magis Center April 30, 2020 < 1 min read

[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

Discover why happiness is the driving force behind every decision you make in this clip taken from the Magis Center's "Happiness, The Series."
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. April 2, 2020 6 min read

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

With social distancing and self-quarantines, it's challenging not to succumb to depression and a sense of helplessness. Everett Worthington points to hope.
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John Clark March 18, 2020 3 min read

How Wonderful is Wonder?

It must be hard to live a life of metaphysical certitude about everything. Certainty leaves no room for wonder. And that’s sad. Because wonder is wonderful.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. December 2, 2019 3 min read

Advent Season: A Time for Choices, Change, and Even Happiness

As the Advent season begins, it might seem odd to mention happiness. Aren’t we supposed to focus on being holy rather than being happy?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. November 25, 2019 5 min read

Why Do People Believe in God? 

Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, say God is a “fiction” created by humans. However people continue to believe in God. Why is this?
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Bill Schmitt November 1, 2019 4 min read

An Elevator for Levels of Happiness: More to Say than Small Talk

Today’s culture appreciates minor chit-chat in elevators—without fully embracing the call to raise society’s real happiness to higher levels.
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Magis Center October 23, 2019 < 1 min read

Christendom College Transcribes Fr. Spitzer's Graduation Commencement

College president and staff were so impressed with Father’s 2019 graduation commencement address that they transcribed it for their "Principles" audience.
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Rory O'Donnell August 29, 2019 6 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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Magis Center July 16, 2019 1 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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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. June 22, 2019 4 min read

The Four Steps to Cultivating Gratitude

Gratitude is not only the key to virtue, but also to happiness and prayer. Here are four steps to cultivating gratitude in your own life.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. May 21, 2019 2 min read

Fr. Robert Spitzer Honored at 40th Christendom College Commencement

Father Robert Spitzer delivered the Christendom College commencement address and was awarded the college’s St. Peter Canisius Award. Watch the full address.
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