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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.June 17, 20204 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 MillerJune 9, 20204 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 SchmittJune 3, 20205 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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Magis CenterMay 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 CenterApril 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, 20206 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 ClarkMarch 18, 20203 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, 20193 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, 20195 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 SchmittNovember 1, 20194 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 CenterOctober 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'DonnellAugust 29, 20196 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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