Father Spitzer's Universe

Father Spitzer's Universe

2016 - 2017, Chat, News, Religion
Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on a wide range of subjects, including faith, virtue and the existence of God.

Episode Guide

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Light Shines on in the Darkness: Conclusion (Episode 77)
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    Episode 77:

    The Light Shines on in the Darkness: Conclusion

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck look back at the overarching themes of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," and reflect on what they have learned.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 3 (Episode 76)
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    Episode 76:

    Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 3

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue covering chapter ten of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," examining why the all-loving God allows suffering to exist.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 2 (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss why the all-loving God allows suffering to exist as they continue covering chapter ten of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness."

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 1 (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Why the All-Loving God Allows Suffering, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck examine why the all-loving God allows suffering to exist as they begin chapter ten in Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness."

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 3 (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 3

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck conclude chapter nine of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," which addresses questions about inspiration and guidance from the Holy Spirit.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 2 (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue covering chapter nine of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," as they explain how to follow the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 1 (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Spirit of Truth Will Guide You: Following the Inspiration and Guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck begin chapter nine of Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," and explain how to follow the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 3 (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 3

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue discussing chapter eight in Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," on offering suffering as a loving self-sacrifice.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 3 (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 3

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck return to their discussion on chapter seven of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," and examine the interior and exterior opportunities of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 2 (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue discussing chapter eight in Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," on offering suffering as a loving self-sacrifice.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 1 (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Mystical Self-Offering: Offering Suffering as a Loving Self-Sacrifice, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck cover chapter eight in Fr. Spitzer's book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," and discuss offering suffering as a loving self-sacrifice.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 2 (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck return to their discussion on chapter seven of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," and examine the interior and exterior opportunities of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Fear is Useless: Mitigating Fear and Choosing Consolation, Pt. 2 (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Fear is Useless: Mitigating Fear and Choosing Consolation, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss the fifth chapter of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," on suffering with conviction about the Resurrection.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Love One Another as I Have Loved You: the Unity of Suffering and Love in Self-Sacrifice Pt. 2 (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Love One Another as I Have Loved You: the Unity of Suffering and Love in Self-Sacrifice Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue to discuss chapter six of Fr. Spitzer's new book "The Light Shines on in the Darkness" on the unity of suffering and love in self-sacrifice.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 1 (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Finding Light in the Darkness: Interior and Exterior Opportunities of Suffering, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss chapter seven of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," as they examine the interior and exterior opportunities of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Love One Another as I Have Loved You: The Unity of Suffering and Love in Self-Sacrifice (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Love One Another as I Have Loved You: The Unity of Suffering and Love in Self-Sacrifice

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck cover chapter six of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," on the unity of suffering and love in self-sacrifice.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Fear is Useless: Mitigating Fear and Choosing Consolation, Pt. 1 (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Fear is Useless: Mitigating Fear and Choosing Consolation, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss chapter five of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness."

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Who God is and is Not: Affirming the Unconditional Love of God Pt. 2 (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Who God is and is Not: Affirming the Unconditional Love of God Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue to discuss chapter two of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," which affirms the unconditional love of God.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Who God is and is Not: Affirming the Unconditional Love of God (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Who God is and is Not: Affirming the Unconditional Love of God

    Discussing chapter two of Fr. Spitzer's new book "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," which affirms the unconditional love of God.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Take This Cup Away From Me: Spontaneous Prayers in Times of Suffering (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Take This Cup Away From Me: Spontaneous Prayers in Times of Suffering

    Discussing chapter four of Fr. Spitzer's new book "The Light Shines on in the Darkness" and examining spontaneous prayers in times of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - In the Twinkling of an Eye: Conviction About the Resurrection (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    In the Twinkling of an Eye: Conviction About the Resurrection

    Fr. Robert Spitzer covers the first chapter of his new book "The Light Shines on in the Darkness" and discusses suffering with conviction about the Resurrection.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - I am With You Always: Recognizing God's Presence in Our Suffering (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    I am With You Always: Recognizing God's Presence in Our Suffering

    Looking at chapter three of Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines on in the Darkness," recognizing God's presence in suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Mysticism in the Catholic Tradition Pt. 2 (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Mysticism in the Catholic Tradition Pt. 2

    Continuing to look at Mysticism in the Church and how the Lord reveals Himself through it.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - An Introduction: Nine Christian Foundations for Suffering Well (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    An Introduction: Nine Christian Foundations for Suffering Well

    Embarking on a journey through Fr. Spitzer's new book, "The Light Shines On In The Darkness;" discussing the nine Christian foundations for suffering well.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - New Anthropic Coincidences (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    New Anthropic Coincidences

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck examine the idea of anthropic coincidences, and answer viewer questions on human nature and coincidence.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Borde-Vilenkin-Guth Proof (Episode 52)
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    Borde-Vilenkin-Guth Proof

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck look at the Borde-Vilenkin-Guth Proof, and answer viewer questions on the expansion of the universe and how it relates to our understanding of God.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Mysticism in the Catholic Tradition (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Mysticism in the Catholic Tradition

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck look at mysticism in the Church and how through it the Lord reveals Himself.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Historicity of Jesus' Resurrection: The Shroud of Turin and Arguments, Pt. 2 (Episode 50)
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    Historicity of Jesus' Resurrection: The Shroud of Turin and Arguments, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue answering viewer questions on the historical authenticity of Jesus' resurrection and the Shroud of Turin.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Historicity of the Passion of Jesus (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Historicity of the Passion of Jesus

    Answering viewer questions on the Passion of Jesus and its historical authenticity.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Historicity of Jesus's Resurrection - The Shroud of Turin and Arguments (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Historicity of Jesus's Resurrection - The Shroud of Turin and Arguments

    Looking at the historical authenticity of Jesus' Resurrection and the Shroud of Turin.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Contemplation, Pt. 2 (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Contemplation, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions on contemplation and the Easter season.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Following the Holy Spirit and Discernment, Pt. 2 (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Following the Holy Spirit and Discernment, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck finish their two-part discussion on following the Holy Spirit and discerning the Lord's directions in life.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Examen Prayer: What is it and Why is it Important? Pt. 2 (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    The Examen Prayer: What is it and Why is it Important? Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions on the Examen prayer.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Contemplation, Pt 1 (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Contemplation, Pt 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck look at contemplation and its important role during Lent.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Examen Prayer: What is it and Why is it Important? Pt. 1 (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    The Examen Prayer: What is it and Why is it Important? Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck examine the Examen prayer and the important perspective and reflection it offers.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Authentic Spontaneous Prayer, Pt. 1 (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Authentic Spontaneous Prayer, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck continue answering viewer questions on genuine spontaneous prayer and the role of the Holy Spirit.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Following the Holy Spirit and Discernment, Pt. 1 (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Following the Holy Spirit and Discernment, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions regarding discernment and following the Holy Spirit.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Philosophy of the Pro-Life Movement: Anticipating the March for Life (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Philosophy of the Pro-Life Movement: Anticipating the March for Life

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on the philosophy behind the pro-life movement, and why Catholics are called to defend the unborn.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Magi, Epiphany and Jesus's Kingship (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    The Magi, Epiphany and Jesus's Kingship

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: The Eucharist, Pt. 2 (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: The Eucharist, Pt. 2

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: The Eucharist, Pt. 1 (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: The Eucharist, Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on the Eucharist, the First Pillar of the Spiritual Life, as well as other topics concerning faith and reason.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Is the Evidence for Purgatory? (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    What Is the Evidence for Purgatory?

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on the human soul and the existence of purgatory.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - How Can We Explain the Trinity With the Incarnation? (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    How Can We Explain the Trinity With the Incarnation?

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions on the Trinity and the Incarnation, as well as other topics concerning faith and reason.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Gospel and the Historicity of the Nativity (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    The Gospel and the Historicity of the Nativity

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions on historical accounts of the Nativity, as well as other topics concerning faith and reason.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Historicity of Jesus' Healings (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Historicity of Jesus' Healings

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions about the connection between Christ's Passion and the consecration of His Body and Blood.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - How Did Jesus Establish the Church as Primacy of Peter? (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    How Did Jesus Establish the Church as Primacy of Peter?

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer viewer questions on St. Peter's role and the roots of the Universal Church.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Is the Evidence for the Soul? (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    What Is the Evidence for the Soul?

    Father Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck examine the immortal human soul and the evidence that it exists.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - How a Catholic Should Go About Voting (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    How a Catholic Should Go About Voting

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Historicity of Jesus' Exorcisms and Healings, Pt. 2 (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    The Historicity of Jesus' Exorcisms and Healings, Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on Christ's exorcisms and healing.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Did Jesus Say About the Eucharist and the Passion? Pt. 2 (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    What Did Jesus Say About the Eucharist and the Passion? Pt. 2

    Father Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss the connection between Christ's Passion and the consecration of his body and blood.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Principles for a Culture of Life (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Principles for a Culture of Life

    Father Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss Christ's teaching on heaven, hell and purgatory.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Is There a Hierarchy of Truth in the Moral Order? (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Is There a Hierarchy of Truth in the Moral Order?

    Father Spitzer and Doug Keck discuss the Catholic Church's roots and St. Peter's authority and his role as the first pope.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Did Jesus Say About Heaven, Hell and Purgatory? (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    What Did Jesus Say About Heaven, Hell and Purgatory?

    Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on a variety of subjects including reason, faith, suffering, virtue and the existence of God.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Did Jesus Say About the Eucharist and the Passion? Pt. 1 (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    What Did Jesus Say About the Eucharist and the Passion? Pt. 1

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on the connection between Christ's passion and the consecration of His Body and Blood.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - God So Loved the World (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    God So Loved the World

    Doug Keck joins to discuss Father Spitzer's new book, "God So Loved The World."

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: If There is a God, Why Does He Allow Suffering? Pt. 2 (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Evidence of God's Existence: If There is a God, Why Does He Allow Suffering? Pt. 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck acknowledge the greatness of God throughout the reality of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - What Did Jesus Say About the Father? (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    What Did Jesus Say About the Father?

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - How Did Christianity Change the World? (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    How Did Christianity Change the World?

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - The Historicity of Jesus' Exorcisms and Healings (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    The Historicity of Jesus' Exorcisms and Healings

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on the relationship between Jesus and the Father using the Old and New Testaments.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Physical Evidence of Jesus' Resurrection, Pt. 2 (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Physical Evidence of Jesus' Resurrection, Pt. 2

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Why Do We Have the Impression That All Scientists Are Atheists? (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Why Do We Have the Impression That All Scientists Are Atheists?

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions about Catholic teaching regarding the Bible and science.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: What Does the Catholic Church Teach About the Bible and Science, Pt 2 (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Evidence of God's Existence: What Does the Catholic Church Teach About the Bible and Science, Pt 2

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions about Catholic teachings regarding the Bible and science.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Miracles of Jesus Then and Now (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Miracles of Jesus Then and Now

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck answer questions on faith and reason, and compare the reality of God with the reality of suffering.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Evidence of God's Existence From Philosophy (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Evidence of God's Existence From Philosophy

    Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on a wide range of subjects, including reason, faith, suffering, virtue, and the existence of God.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Pilot Episode (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Pilot Episode

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Near Death Experiences (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Near Death Experiences

    Fr. Robert Spitzer and Doug Keck examine near death experiences.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Evidence of God's Existence from Science (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Evidence of God's Existence from Science

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Galileo (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Galileo

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: If There is a God, Why Does He Allow Suffering (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Evidence of God's Existence: If There is a God, Why Does He Allow Suffering

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Physical Evidence of Jesus's Resurrection (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Is There Physical Evidence of Jesus's Resurrection

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Is There a Conflict Between Faith & Science? (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Is There a Conflict Between Faith & Science?

    Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on praying once versus many times, how suffering saves souls, science and the creation story, persistent grief, supernatural occurrences, coincidence and intelligent design, judgment, and more.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Evidence of God's Existence: Has the Catholic Church Been Against Science or Responsible for It? (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Evidence of God's Existence: Has the Catholic Church Been Against Science or Responsible for It?

    Fr. Spitzer answers questions on the theory of evolution and Catholicism, spiritual callings, pro-science officials in the early church, happiness and proof of God's existence, crediting healing to God, and more.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Why Would an All-Loving God Allow Suffering? (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Why Would an All-Loving God Allow Suffering?

    Fr. Spitzer answers questions on dying without confessing mortal sin, generational sin, patience and suffering, suicide and prayer, offering up joys, grieving for a family pet, animal suffering, mind, brain and soul, Mary's assumption, and more.

  • Father Spitzer's Universe - Offering Up Our Suffering (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Offering Up Our Suffering

    Fr. Spitzer answers viewer questions on redemptive suffering, parallel universes, marrying an atheist, saving hell-bound souls through prayer and sacrifice, temporal punishment, and more.

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