Fr. Spitzer on How to Pray for Your Enemies and Forgive

Fr. Spitzer on How to Pray for Your Enemies and Forgive

Jesus enjoins us to pray for our enemies and forgive one another from the heart; He tells us to forgive seventy times seven times (Mt. 18: 21-22) and to ask the Father to “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” (Mt. 6:12).

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. 

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. 

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Lust

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Lust

Lust within the context of the deadly sin refers to an intense and inordinate desire for sexual gratification.  

What Deuteronomy (and a Red Pencil) Can Tell You about Your Heart

What Deuteronomy (and a Red Pencil) Can Tell You about Your Heart

One of the unfortunate characterizations of the Old Testament is that it is all about law, while the New Testament is all about grace.

Just how powerful is love? Take a look at the meaning behind ‘Interstellar.’

Just how powerful is love? Take a look at the meaning behind ‘Interstellar.’

In the film “Interstellar,” director Christopher Nolan takes up a major theme, namely that of love.

A Christian Take on Love

A Christian Take on Love

Love, as a theological virtue, is the virtue by which we love God for his own sake and we love others for the sake of God—that is, we love God in others. We put on the “mind of Christ” (see 1 Cor 2:16; Rom 12:2), making his aims our aims—seeing things as he sees them and aligning our hearts accordingly. And we make the needs, sorrows, victories, and aspirations of others our own, seeing to their good as if it were ours.

When God Drew Near: Entering into the Joy of Christmas

When God Drew Near: Entering into the Joy of Christmas

Swaddled tightly beneath a star-blanketed Bethlehem sky, God breathed with gentle power. The acceptable time had come. The prophecies were now—at last—fulfilled. The Creator had “entered” creation on a mission of love, and for the next three decades, peace and joy were inhaled and received in tangible new ways.

Desolation Checklist: Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Desolation Checklist: Love One Another as I Have Loved You





This article will shed light on the deepest manifestations of love and why love is our reason for being, our highest dignity, and our eternal destiny: we will learn why Christ taught us to "love one another as I have loved you."

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