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Magis Center November 11, 2022 6 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 Center September 27, 2022 7 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. Tsakanikas August 4, 2022 14 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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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. June 29, 2022 5 min read

Fr. Spitzer on How to Pray for Your Enemies and Forgive

Jesus mentions forgiveness more often than any other injunction in the New Testament. Fr. Spitzer shares the power in a prayer for your enemies.
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Magis Center September 28, 2021 1 min read

Angry with God? Here's Fr. Spitzer's Advice on How to Overcome Anger

In this clip from Fr. Spitzer’s Universe, a viewer asks Fr. Spitzer if it is okay to ever be angry with God.
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Magis Center August 12, 2021 2 min read

A Reminder of the Opportunities in Suffering

With Christ, we can put our suffering to work for us and the world—and find opportunities to grow in virtue and to grow the church as a whole. 
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Magis Center January 30, 2021 8 min read

Feeling a Bit Like Job? Why Good People Suffer

Why did the just man Job find himself in terrible suffering? This is the question that those of us trying to be good ask when suffering afflicts us. 
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John Clark January 21, 2021 4 min read

What Friendship Has Taught Me about Redemptive Suffering

I can assist friends in attaining eternal life by uniting my suffering to the redemptive suffering of Christ—this is the mystery of redemptive suffering.
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Lindsay Rudegeair January 14, 2021 9 min read

The Spiritual Meaning of Depression (Analysis and Resources)

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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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. January 8, 2021 10 min read

Fr. Spitzer's Prayers in Times of Suffering, Trial, and Anxiety

Here are some of Fr. Spitzer's favorite spontaneous prayers for times of trial, suffering, and anxiety. Also download a free sheet of spontaneous prayers.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. December 6, 2020 35 min read

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of God's unconditional love and His redemption of suffering, one might ask, why would God have allowed suffering to occur in the first place?
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Magis Center November 16, 2020 < 1 min read

Fr. Spitzer on Living Well with a Disability

In this clip from Father Spitzer's Universe, Fr. Spitzer addresses how he lives well with his own disability.
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