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Fr. Spitzer Discusses Science and the Evidence for God

At the World on Fire Conference 2023, Fr. Spitzer gave a talk discussing the scientific evidence for God. Here are some of his talking points.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.6 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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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.5 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. Miller10 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 Center6 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 Center6 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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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 Center6 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 Center8 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 Center7 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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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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