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Magis Center September 29, 2020 4 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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John Clark September 21, 2020 5 min read

A Risk Worth Taking

Some risks are worth taking. Even more importantly, the risks that we decide to take—as well as those we decide not to take—serve to define who we are.
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Magis Center August 12, 2020 1 min read

Do We Need Suffering and What Is Its Purpose?

In suffering, we can all agree on one point—we don't like it. But do we need suffering? What good can it bring? Find out in this short video.
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Magis Center July 14, 2020 < 1 min read

Trusting God with Unshakable Confidence

When trust seems just too hard and if one is just too tired, Fr. Spitzer encourages one to pray these words, "I give up, Lord. You take care of it."
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Magis Center June 21, 2020 < 1 min read

The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

In this video clip from 'Happiness: the Series,' Fr. Spitzer describes level 3 happiness: the happiness of living for others.
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Guest Writer April 24, 2020 3 min read

Easter and the Science of Hope

After I talk on science and faith, the most asked questions touch on the issue of natural evil and the possibility of miracles. Both painfully topical.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. April 14, 2020 5 min read

The Secret to Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond: Adaptability

This crisis has given us at least one great gift: time. So what are you doing with this gift? Are you just surviving or are you trying to thrive?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. April 10, 2020 4 min read

Why the Cross?

Rejected, despised, mocked. His life as a ransom for many. Have you ever looked upon the Crucified Jesus and just asked, “Why?”
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John Clark April 6, 2020 6 min read

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?

John Clark discusses suffering and why it is not the cause to not believe in God, but rather, a reason to.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S. April 2, 2020 6 min read

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

With social distancing and self-quarantines, it's challenging not to succumb to depression and a sense of helplessness. Everett Worthington points to hope.
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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. April 1, 2020 2 min read

A Message from Fr. Spitzer Regarding Recent Covid-19 Developments

Much has transpired since my last message on the feast day of St. Joseph—just 13 days ago. The number of people infected in the USA has risen significantly.
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Magis Center March 30, 2020 < 1 min read

[Video] Why did God Create the Devil?

God knew then that his angel of light would be consumed with pride and turn into the devil. Why did he go ahead and create him?
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