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Why Believe in God?

Many people today claim to be agnostic or atheist.  Many millenials are questioning the validity of faith. There are many reasons for this. Among those are two main reasons. (1) They believe science disproves commonly held Christian beliefs, and (2) They struggle with the meaning of suffering and wonder how a God of love could allow the presence of suffering and of evil in the world.  

This page is created to help you find other sources in the world of science to overcome the misconceptions and myths that faith and reason are in conflict.  There is nothing further from the truth. In fact, Catholics have been at the forefront of scientific advancements.  Science, in fact, supports our Catholic beliefs. Remember this, science cannot prove that God exists or that God does not exist, but the evidence in science that God exists far outways the opposite. For the stubborn hearts and minds, nothing will ever be good enough to convince them. We ask simply that you keep your mind open. A whole world of scientific discovery awaits you through the links on this page. 


Science, Physics, Cosmology

Many people think science and reason make it evident that God does not exist. You will be amazed at how much is being discovered in the area of the sciences that shows that belief in God is very reasonable.

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., the President and co-founder of Magis, is a Catholic Priest in the Society of Jesus and former President of Gonzaga University. The Magis Center provides comprehensive and systematic responses to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in God, the transcendent dignity of every person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love, and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ.



CredibleCatholic.com

Does God Exist?   The Seven Essential Modules (from the list below) were presented to high school students. A beta test survey at a California HS (2017) showed 97% of the students stated, the Seven Essential Presentation they viewed improved, or greatly improved, their faith. Similar numbers followed with additional Presentations. Here are the free, faith-affirming, amazing presentations for understanding how faith, reason and science converge.  Get free downloads...

The Profession of Faith - Part 1

MODULE 1 – THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

A. Evidence of God from Science
B. Evidence of God / Philosophy / Transcendentals

MODULE 2 – EVIDENCE OF OUR TRANSPHYSICAL SOUL

A. (Medical) Evidence of our Transphysical Soul
B. Evidence of our Soul / Transcendental Desires – Coming soon

MODULE 3 –  Evidence for the Historicity and Divinity of Jesus Christ

MODULE 4 –  The Significance of Jesus

MODULE 5 –  Central Doctrines of the Catholic Church


The Celebration of the Christian Mystery - Part 2

Why do we need a church? Why the Catholic Church? Knowing God through revelation and inspiration. The Sacraments, Jesus and the New Testament and much more all in 7 inspired modules.

MODULE 6 - The Catholic Church

MODULE 7 - Inspiration, Canonicity and the Old Testament – Coming soon

MODULE 8 - Jesus and the New Testament – Coming soon

MODULE 9 - The Sacred Eucharistic Liturgy

MODULE 10 - Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Orders, Sacrament of the Sick

MODULE 11 - Marriage

MODULE 12 - The Church and Spiritual Conversion


Life in Christ - Part 3

These next Five Modules show how life in Christ leads us to the 4th level of Happiness (learn about the 4 levels). Why does a loving God allow suffering anyway? In Jesus’ holy name we still cast out evil (evil does exist in our world). Why do we need the Church to guide our ethics?

MODULE 13 - Four Levels of Happiness

MODULE 14 - Suffering, Spiritual Evil, and Jesus’ Defeat of Satan

MODULE 15 - Temptation, Deception and Deadly Sins

MODULE 16 - Moral Conversion

MODULE 17 - Personal Ethics and Social Ethics


Christian Prayer - Part 4

These final Three Modules show us how a relationship with Christ can help us through our daily routines – especially with “spontaneous prayers” (like, “HELP”). Faith CAN help us contend with Suffering. How Examen, Discernment, and Contemplation help us.

MODULE 18 - Relationship with Christ and Spontaneous Prayers – Coming soon

MODULE 19 - Transforming Suffering Through Faith

MODULE 20 - Examen, Discernment and Contemplation – Coming soon


The Problem of Evil

If God is love, then why is there so much evil in the world? Why doesn't God fix it? These questions are ancient and yet always new. They plague people today as they have for many centuries. But the questions are not unsurmountable. Doubts of faith can lead us to a much deeper faith if we are willing to dig deeper and not remain stuck in our ignorance of the truth.  Many people do not understand or accept the place of suffering in the world or in their lives.  All of our suffering is temporary while we live in the world, but eternity lies ahead. Suffering in the world, can be a great teacher on the spiritual level and can bring maturity and an outpouring of generosity and understanding.  

One place to begin reading is to reflect on the words of Pope Saint John Paul II who left us a magnificent document, this Letter On the Meaning of Human Suffering (1984, Salvifici Doloris). Read the text in English here...

 
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