Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Rudolf Otto's 'Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans' in Our Experience of the Numen

Within the numinous experience, the numen presents itself as having two distinct poles of feeling-content: mysterium tremendum and mysterium fascinans.
Why We Need Religion

Why We Need Religion

In this clip from Father Spitzer's Universe, a viewer asks Father Spitzer why we need religion and not just belief in God.
Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of God's unconditional love and His redemption of suffering, one might ask, why would God have allowed suffering to occur in the first place?
Music, God’s Gift to Man: Music in the Church

Music, God’s Gift to Man: Music in the Church

Several years ago my spiritual director told me to study De Musica Sacra et Sacra Liturgia. Since then, music has shaped my devotion to the Church.
Does God Care Whether I Exist?

Does God Care Whether I Exist?

It is an unfortunate and terrifying catechesis that presents God as a being whose happiness is indifferent to my existence.
In Latest Book, Fr. Spitzer Tackles the Struggle Between Good and Evil

In Latest Book, Fr. Spitzer Tackles the Struggle Between Good and Evil

Fr. Spitzer’s new book, 'Christ vs Satan in Our Daily Lives: The Cosmic Struggle Between Good and Evil,' tackles recognizing and overcoming spiritual evil.
New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

The Magis Center’s new John Templeton funded campaign, The Purposeful Universe, looks at an evolutionary system guided by order in physics and chemistry.
Can Catholics Believe in Near Death Experiences?

Can Catholics Believe in Near Death Experiences?

Can Catholics Believe in Near Death Experiences?
Do We Need Suffering and What Is Its Purpose?

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.
Prayer for Interior Transformation: the Examen

Prayer for Interior Transformation: the Examen

In this episode of Father Spitzer’s Universe, Fr. Spitzer proposes that those seeking interior transformation should turn to the Examen Prayer.

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