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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.September 25, 20236 min read

Roger Bacon and the New Science

Learn about Roger Bacon, a 13th-century Franciscan monk, who is considered a forerunner of the modern scientific method.
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Magis CenterSeptember 7, 20232 min read

A Caution on Near Death Experiences

Near death experiences are common in popular storytelling and more common than one might think. But what caution should we exercise regarding NDEs?
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.August 25, 20235 min read

This Lourdes Miracle Led to the Conversion of Alexis Carrel

Discover the miracle from Lourdes that brought about the conversion of Nobel Prize-winning physician Dr. Alexis Carrel.
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J. G. MillerJune 20, 202310 min read

Can Philosophy Provide Evidence for God’s Existence?

This article demonstrates that philosophical reasoning can not only provide evidence for God's existence but can also illuminate some of God’s attributes.
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Magis CenterJune 1, 20236 min read

God, Science, and Creation

Almost two hours of in-depth reason and discourse by Fr. Spitzer on what science can tell us about God, science, and creation.
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Magis CenterMay 26, 20236 min read

What Makes Us Human: The Origin of Language

An argument that the soul is the condition necessary for certain powers and characteristics that are at the center of what makes us human.
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Magis CenterMay 24, 20234 min read

What Does the Catholic Church Say about Near Death Experiences?

Have you ever wondered, 'What does the Catholic Church Say about near-death experiences?' Enjoy this video and discussion about the relationship.
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Magis CenterMay 22, 20236 min read

Human Intelligence vs. Animal Intelligence

Recent studies show that humans are categorically different from animals, not only in their language abilities, but also in their ability to form concepts.
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Magis CenterMay 19, 20238 min read

Reconciling Contemporary Science and the Doctrine of Original Sin

An analysis of the challenges that arise in the conflict between the perspective of the natural sciences and the Doctrine of Original Sin.
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Magis CenterApril 24, 20237 min read

Christian Revelation, Heaven, and Near Death Experiences

By looking at patients' accounts of the afterlife, we may be able to infer clues about the afterlife. What parallels can we draw between NDEs and heaven?
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Magis CenterApril 22, 20239 min read

Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.April 20, 202310 min read

Sir Isaac Newton and the Scientific ‘Reformation’

A fascinating look at Sir Isaac Newton's extraordinary life, faith, and scientific contributions.
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