“When the year dies in preparation for the birth of other seasons, not the same, on the same earth, then saving and calamity go together make The Advent gospel, telling how the heart will break. Therefore, it was in Advent that the Quest began.” -C.S. Lewis
We are excited to announce that the Magis Center will produce and share a weekly video called “Wednesday on the World with Father Spitzer” every Wednesday. The video will typically be three to four minutes and feature Father’s take on a topic from one of the following areas:
Looking for something to listen to on your daily commute? Relevant Radio’s podcast, A Closer Look™, is now interviewing Fr. Spitzer every other Wednesday in the ongoing series, “The Essence of Things with Fr. Robert Spitzer.”
We are excited to announce a trilogy and video series on spiritual and moral conversion. Fr. Spitzer has been busy writing the following books:
Fr. Spitzer has written and spoken about the importance of prayer on many occasions. In a forthcoming book, “Contending with Evil Through Virtue and Prayer” (to be published by Ignatius Press), he specifically addresses the “conversion of the heart” and explores the means available to help us along the road to conversion.
After a year at a prestigious university, a student (let’s call him Steve) begins to doubt his long held religious beliefs because of perplexing and persistent challenges from professors and fellow students.
This May, the Pope has asked the faithful around the world to pray for Evangelization, "That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today." Evangelization is often thought of in terms of mission trips and handing out bibles on the street, but it doesn't have to be so ambitious. Evangelization starts with our own conversion. We can evangelize in small ways everyday by living virtuously - but that is easier said than done.
Pope Leo the Great wrote the first encyclical on Catholic social teachings in response to the harsh treatment of workers during the industrial revolution. Since then the Church has extended its social teachings to the family, the work environment, the economic/business community, the political community, the international community, the environment, the pursuit of peace and the situation of war.
One of the most dividing factors among Christians is the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Did Jesus really want us to believe that bread and wine would turn into flesh and blood? Why do Catholics believe this, and what does it mean if it’s true?