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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.4 min read

An Ash Wednesday Prayer and Reflection

Read this Ash Wednesday prayer from Fr. Spitzer, reflect on its themes, and discover more readings.
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Purposeful Universe2 min read

Purposeful Lab: How Can a Loving God Allow Evil?

How can a loving God allow evil? Suffering must be present so we can strive towards perfection and understand the power of hope, love, and other virtues.
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Magis Center7 min read

What is Original Sin? The Interior and Exterior Consequences

What is orginal sin? These are both the interior and exterior consequences of original sin and how we can overcome them.
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Magis Center1 min read

Why did God Create the Devil?

It is a common question to hear: why did God create the devil? Fr. Spitzer answers that very question here.
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Trust in God with Unshakable Confidence

Learn how to truly trust in God in this video clip from EWNT with Fr. Spitzer.
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Magis Center2 min read

The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

We can learn the secret to happiness in Fr. Spitzer's 4 Levels of Happiness. Here, he specifically discusses level 3: living for others.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.10 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.12 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 Center5 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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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 Center7 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 Rudegeair9 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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