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Guest Writer3 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.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.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 Clark6 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.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.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 Center1 min read

A Message from Fr. Spitzer - Trust in St. Joseph

I realize that to one extent or another all of you have been affected by the Covid-19 virus; I am praying and offering masses for your needs.
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Magis Center3 min read

Fr. Spitzer on Why Some Miracles are Denied

Why do some people receive miracles, while others requests for a miracle are denied? Fr. Spitzer answers this very question in an EWTN interview.
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Ascension Media6 min read

A Strange Anointing: Glory in Suffering

A Strange Anointing: Glory in Suffering
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Carol Lynn Miller4 min read

Fulton Sheen’s Last ‘Good Friday’ Homily: Spectators On and About the Cross

The topic of Bishop Sheen’s homily was “Spectators on and about the Cross:” the spectators of the indifferent or fallen away, of pain, and of love.
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[Podcast] Fr. Spitzer Discusses Exorcisms, Cosmic Fine Tuning, and More

This month Pat Flynn welcomed Fr. Spitzer back to his podcast to cover the topics of exorcisms, cosmic fine tuning, the "Who" of God, and more.
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Ascension Media12 min read

Why Offering It Up Is Countercultural

I’ve often struggled with the concept of offering it up. If you’re a cradle Catholic, you’ve probably heard it from your parents when the going gets tough.
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