Is Free Will an Illusion?

Is Free Will an Illusion?

One of the exciting developments in the field of neuroscience is the use of neuroimaging to examine the precise neural pathways and brain regions involved in many cognitive activities, including learning, memory storage and retrieval, and even those involved in making voluntary choices. 

[Video] Why did God Create the Devil?

[Video] Why did God Create the Devil?

In the video below, a Fr. Spitzer’s Universe viewer writes:

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Vanity

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Vanity

In many lists of the deadly sins, vanity is included within the sin of pride. However, some scholars—including the originator, Evagrius Ponticus—kept it separate due to its difference from pride’s lust for power and dominion.

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Greed

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Greed

Greed is the excessive desire for material possessions and wealth. Although greed does not cause physical addiction, it does cause a psychological obsession that leads to an insatiable desire for more. 

The Four Steps to Cultivating Gratitude

The Four Steps to Cultivating Gratitude

Gratitude is not only the key to virtue, but also to happiness and prayer.  

Fulton Sheen’s Last ‘Good Friday’ Homily: Spectators On and About the Cross

Fulton Sheen’s Last ‘Good Friday’ Homily: Spectators On and About the Cross

In 1979, a large crowd gathered around the church of St. Agnes in New York to hear the wisdom of Fulton Sheen in the last Good Friday homily that he preached.

Mary: The New Eve and Our Spiritual Mother

Mary: The New Eve and Our Spiritual Mother

What does it mean to proclaim Mary as the New Eve? Second-century Christian writers readily proclaimed “death through Eve, life through Mary” (Read Sts. Justin Martyr and Irenaeus).

Is It Possible to Change Your Reality?

Is It Possible to Change Your Reality?

How to keep your resolutions and cultivate fertile ground for changes that will last.

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.

Reconciling Contemporary Science and the Doctrine of Original Sin

Reconciling Contemporary Science and the Doctrine of Original Sin

Much has been made about a conflict between the perspective of the natural sciences and the Church’s teaching on original sin. There are no doubt challenges to contend with, but these are by no means overwhelming.

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