magis center of reason and faith

Faith vs. science: they're not mutually exclusive

Father Robert Spitzer, SJ is the president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, an organization that explains the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics, philosophy and historical study of the New Testament.

Television critics touted the popular 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld" as a "show about nothing."

The program used that description often in its nine-year run and even based an episode on Jerry Seinfeld, playing himself, and George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander, pitching "a show about nothing" to NBC executives.

But even Jerry and George quibbled about the meaning of "nothing."

"Even nothing is something," Jerry assures the execs, later adding to George's description of an episode about going to work, "Well, uh, maybe something happens on the way to work."

Educators told to detail evidence of God

Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer spoke to educators in the St. Francis Xavier (College) Church on the campus of St. Louis University. Father Spitzer was the keynote speaker at the Religious Education Institute’s gathering, and his talk was entitled “Three Pillars of the New Intellectual Evangelization.”

Facts can be used to halt recent trends of increasing percentages of young adults declaring themselves as nonbelievers, the former president of Gonzaga University told a gathering of Catholic educators Aug. 12 at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church.

Perhaps the biggest fact is scientific evidence that points only toward a created universe.

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