Understanding the Complexities of Depression and Spirituality
Since we believe the person is both body and soul, it is possible to have physical and psychological and/or spiritual causes of depression.
Atheism and Religion: Stephen Hawking and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
In 1968, Pope Paul VI appointed Stephen Hawking, a brilliant theoretical physicist, and atheist to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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.
Searching for the Christmas Star and Finding the Magi
Every year at Christmas, when people read about the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, the speculation and debate about the Christmas star continues.
Science: God’s Gift to Man
What does God intend when he gives us gifts? He means to give us joy, make us better, and glorify him. Science is one such gift from God.
From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds is on TV this fall. I'm a big Cosmos fan. But of course, the show could always be better—maybe a lot better.
Who We Are
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., the President and co-founder of Magis, is a Catholic Priest in the Society of Jesus and former President of Gonzaga University. The Magis Center provides comprehensive and systematic responses to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in God, the transcendent dignity of every person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love, and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ.
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Saint John Paul II: Fides et Ratio