Fr. Spitzer's Universe
Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on a wide range of subjects, including: Reason, Faith, Suffering, Virtue, and the Existence of God.
2022-06-23 - CUSTOMIZING TEMPTATION PT. 2
Doug and Fr. Spitzer discuss Supreme Court rulings, anti-Catholic attacks and threats against pregnancy centers. Plus, more topics from Father’s book, including why those without religious convictions are easy to tempt.
2022-06-15 - CUSTOMIZING TEMPTATION
How does the devil always know which sins are the most attractive to us? Fr. Spitzer and Doug discuss how to resist temptation, and debate whether a Catholic professor can maintain his identity in a secular school.
2022-06-01 - THE CARDINAL VIRTUES PT. 2
Continuing their discussion on cardinal virtues, Doug and Fr. Spitzer show how the power of conscience brands evil actions with deep feelings of shame and guilt, while branding good actions with honor and nobility.
2022-05-25 - THE CARDINAL VIRTUES
Fr. Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss the Texas school shooting, the decision to prohibit Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion, and how the cardinal virtues can be a useful tool to help us fight and resist temptation.
2022-05-18 - HUMAN FREEDOM PT. 2
Fr. Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss frozen embryos, Planned Parenthood profits and how temptation can be viewed in a completely secular sense, forsaking long-term goals for the satisfaction of temporary strong urges.
2022-05-11 - HUMAN FREEDOM
At the center of free will is our capacity for self-consciousness. As they cover topics from Father’s new book, Doug and Fr. Spitzer explain how this enables us to create our own inner world and our own moral essence.
2022-05-04 - TWO COMMON DEFENSES AGAINST EVIL PT. 3
Evil spirits work within the confines of human freedom. They cannot overwhelm, suppress, or destroy freedom, because human beings are not robots. They’re responsible for their actions, and must be vigilant against evil.
2022-04-27 - TWO COMMON DEFENSES AGAINST EVIL PT. 2
Fr. Spitzer and Doug Keck look at two common defenses against evil, and discuss how those who spurn religion risk falling into a sense of meaninglessness and despair, mistaking their self-deception as being true freedom.
2022-04-20 - TWO COMMON DEFENSES AGAINST EVIL
Father Spitzer’s new book “Christ vs. Satan in Our Daily Lives” shows how the Holy Spirit actively resists the suggestions of evil spirits. He and Doug discuss counter-suggestions and look at the latest news topics.
2022-04-13 - HOW THE DEVIL WORKS PT. 5
Fr. Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss the latest news, answer viewer questions and cover topics from Father’s new book. They explain how the more we progress on our path to salvation, the more it helps others do the same.
2022-04-06 - VIEWERS’ QUESTIONS
As new Marist poll shows fewer Americans attending church, one viewer asks what to do if a job conflicts with Mass. Plus, viewer questions on birth control, in vitro fertilization, and signs of a lack of faith in God.
2022-03-30 - VIEWERS’ QUESTIONS
Doug and Fr. Spitzer are answering viewer questions today, including which is the best Bible version, why is the Gospel of John so different from the others, and if God created everything, where did evil come from?
2022-03-23 - HOW THE DEVIL WORKS PT. 4
Our viewers ask “Should we hate Satan?” Fr. Spitzer offers a different approach, explaining how we must have trust in the Lord. He is more active than we are as we combat the evil one and work out our path to salvation.
2022-03-16 - HOW THE DEVIL WORKS PT. 3
Why does the devil focus so much attention on each person? Fr. Spitzer draws upon his new book to explain exactly why. Plus, he joins Doug to discuss topics in the news and answer viewer questions about Lenten sacrifice.