Magis Center Mission
Magis ("màh-gis") is Latin for "more" or "greater." A motto of St. Ignatius, it is related to ad majorem Dei gloriam, meaning "for the greater glory of God."
Keep faith in our culture through contemporary, rational, and science-based evidence by providing resources to parents, teachers, catechists, clergy, and the curious.
Many young people today have the preconceived notions that science and faith are mutually exclusive, there is no such thing as a soul, and God is just an illusion of hope. There is a great need for a practical defense of the Catholic Faith that meets the surrounding culture in materialism and scientism.
As more young people leave the faith, we must answer the conflict of science and faith with sound scientific research and clearly communicate the reasonability and truthfulness of the Catholic Faith. Together, we must respond confidently and fast to such notions. These Magis Center's projects seek to do just that:
Why the Need for Contemporary, Rational, and Scientific Evidence?
Young people are leaving the Church at alarming rates. In 2014, the PEW Research Center Survey reported that millennials are abandoning religious affiliation (becoming agnostic or atheistic) much more than previous generations: