Near death experiences (NDEs) have garnered a reputation of being blissful, other-worldly adventures complete with encounters with lost loved ones. While many NDEers do consider their close brushes with death to be positive, 1-2% report having negative near death experiences.
Sometimes in prayer, we’ll have an intuition that something is wrong. But how much should our own intuitions play a role in discernment? It’s important to look at the insight and search whether it comes from God or from the Devil. This video explains how to determine where our intuitions come from, when to pay them heed, and a special prayer for enlightenment. Watch below!
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).
In suffering, we all agree on one point—we don't like it. But there are many disagreements on how to avoid suffering, and what to do when it inevitably catches up with us.
In this episode of Father Spitzer’s Universe, Fr. Spitzer proposes that those seeking interior transformation should turn to the Examen Prayer.
Professor John Lennox is an Oxford University Professor of Mathematics and renowned speaker on science, religion, and philosophy.
Fr. Spitzer answers the question, "How can I trust in God with unshakable confidence?" Trusting in the Lord can be difficult, but one must abandon themselves to Divine Providence. When trust seems just too hard and if one is just too tired, Fr. Spitzer encourages one to pray these words, "I give up, Lord. You take care of it."
University of Notre Dame's Professor Carter Snead explains the secular versus Catholic view of the human person. Professor Snead answers questions such as "What is a person? and "What is the fundamental disagreement between the Catholic and secular view in social ethics?"
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.
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.