The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

In this video clip, Fr. Spitzer describes level 3 happiness, the happiness of living for others. Level 3 happiness is so powerful that it even enabled Viktor Frankl, author of "Man's Search for Meaning," to survive a prisoner of war camp during WWII.

Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

The news has featured human connectivity in seemingly endless variety lately—from discussing the negative effects of social distancing and quarantines on our mental health to the creative ways people are reaching out and staying in touch. 

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

The United States is increasing in “Nones,” i.e, those who claim no religious affiliation.

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Imagine we’re writing the current chapter in a history of human relationships to government and God. This 2020 installment comprises a pandemic, social polarization, tragedies of life and livelihood, political paralysis, tragic urban violence, and countless souls in turmoil. The short-term solutions we forge from ad hoc policies and practices could lead to greater crises and disputes. We Catholics should be glad that we are “cast” and that a loving God is actually overseeing the real plot line.

Success and Happiness: Are They the Same?

Success and Happiness: Are They the Same?

In this clip, taken from the Magis Center's "Happiness, The Series," you'll discover why our culture is so obsessed with success and power. Watch Father Spitzer and the Magis Center explain Level 2 happiness and whether or not worldly success can actually lead to true happiness.

[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

Discover why happiness is the driving force behind every decision you make.

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

With social distancing and self-quarantines, it can be challenging not to succumb to depression and a sense of helplessness. 

Why Do People Believe in God? 

Why Do People Believe in God? 

God is a “fiction” created by the human person, a delusion.

An Elevator for Levels of Happiness: More to Say than Small Talk

An Elevator for Levels of Happiness: More to Say than Small Talk

Thanks to Paul Nicolaus for a recent review examining scholarly research on the kind of happiness we might experience en route to the office each morning. 

Christendom College Transcribes Fr. Spitzer's Graduation Commencement

Christendom College Transcribes Fr. Spitzer's Graduation Commencement

Father Spitzer is traveling this week so in lieu of his Wednesday on the World commentary we wanted to share this month’s cover story from Christendom College’s "Principles" magazine entitled, Three Sane Decisions to Help You Save Your Soul.

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