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 Secular Versus Catholic View of the Human Person

The Secular Versus Catholic View of the Human Person

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?"

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. 

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. 

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Imagine we’re writing the current chapter in a history of human relationships to government and God. This 2020 installment comprises a pandemic, social polarization, tragedies of life and livelihood, political paralysis, tragic urban violence, and countless souls in turmoil. The short-term solutions we forge from ad hoc policies and practices could lead to greater crises and disputes. We Catholics should be glad that we are “cast” and that a loving God is actually overseeing the real plot line.

Solidarity and Social Distancing

Solidarity and Social Distancing

We’re all in this together. 

[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

Discover why happiness is the driving force behind every decision you make.

The Secret to Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond: Adaptability

The Secret to Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond: Adaptability

Last week witnessed an unprecedented, worldwide and—perhaps unwilling—participation in the suffering of Good Friday. Now it is time to let the blinding light of the Resurrection penetrate the darkness of these days!

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

With social distancing and self-quarantines, it can be challenging not to succumb to depression and a sense of helplessness. 

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