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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.September 18, 202310 min read

Fr. Spitzer's Six Prayers for Suffering, Trial, and Anxiety

Here are some of Fr. Spitzer's favorite spontaneous prayers for suffering, trials, and anxiety. Also, download a free sheet of spontaneous prayers.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.July 22, 202312 min read

God and Suffering

Fr. Spitzer presents explores the question 'why does God allow suffering?' and the five opportunities of suffering.
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Magis CenterJuly 5, 20235 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 CenterMay 30, 20233 min read

Suicide in Catholicism

Suicide in Catholicism is often misunderstood. Here, Fr. Spitzer answers an EWTN viewer's personal question regarding a loved one's suicide.
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Magis CenterMay 15, 20237 min read

Why Do Good People Suffer?

A look at the story of Job and an answer to the commonly asked question, 'Why do good people suffer?'
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Lindsay RudegeairMay 4, 20239 min read

The Spiritual Meaning of Depression

Since a person is both body and soul, it is possible to have a spiritual meaning of depression as well as just a physical meaning.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.March 28, 20235 min read

The Beam in Your Eye: Thinking Traps that Can Blind You

A discussion about thinking traps, how we can overcome them, and how they are a segue for us to become the best version of ourselves.
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Joel FernandesMarch 20, 20232 min read

Overcoming Loneliness, Isolation, and Failed Relationships

Take a look at the numbers for marriages and divorces and then see how love is the answer to overcoming loneliness.
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Magis CenterFebruary 25, 20238 min read

Almsgiving: in the Bible, as Justice, and Everyday

Almsgiving is the act of giving our abundance to others—it is an act we should carry out daily and see as a means of justice.
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Magis CenterNovember 11, 20226 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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Magis CenterSeptember 27, 20227 min read

Why Does God Allow Evil in the World?

Why does god allow evil in the world? Here, we will flesh out one of the most common answers to this question, unpacking it point by point.
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Matthew A. TsakanikasAugust 4, 202214 min read

A Catechesis for 'God Butchers': The Metaphysics of Time and Eternity

Author Matthew Tsakanikas discusses fighting the new atheism—'God Butchers'—in the wake of suffering, darkness, and pain.
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