Science, Faith, & Near-Death Experiences With Fr. Robert Spitzer

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. to discuss the science and spiritual aspects of near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences.

Episode 133:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What happens during a near-death experience?
• What is the tunnel of light that people see?
• What science shows about near-death experiences
• What does The Church teach about near-death experiences?
• How often do people see Hell during NDEs?
• And much more!

Show Notes:

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8 comments on Science, Faith, & Near-Death Experiences With Fr. Robert Spitzer

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi Guys,
    Fr. Spitzer expounded on a fascinating topic. OBE and NDE experiences. It was too bad there was an URL problem that delayed the debut of the video but it was worth waiting for. A lot of us hung in there until the technical difficulties were cleared up.

    I never had an NDE experience but did have a sort of OBE experience when I tried marijuana and ended up floating above the dinner table where I was physically seated with a group of friends. I even saw the backside of my own head and realized my hair cut was looking scraggly. I got so scared about floating and wondering if I would find my way back into my body that I stopped puffing on the joint immediately! It took a while for me to come down to earth but I managed to before I had to leave to go home. I never became a pot smoker but did want to try it at least once back then when I was young and rebelling against the rules.

    I am glad the good father explained that visions are not NDE’s. I had heard that someone in my extended family had a vision the night he died. He saw someone he knew had died a while back who appeared to him and said she was coming for him to lead him home. He died from cancer and within a hospital bed. He had been in great pain. You hear these stories all the time.

    Fr. Spitzer satisfied our curiosity and this is destined to become one of your most popular episodes although I think they are all good to great. Everyone wants to know what death is like and what the afterlife is like. We all share that in common whether we believe in God or Heaven or not.

    I wonder if an NDE changes your life if you encounter darkness and foreboding. Do you realize you are on the wrong path in life? Or do you want to drop kick the bad experience right out of your mind or consciousness never to be thought of again.

    Thank you guys for another great show.

    Take care,

  2. Nancy Zermeno says:

    All of your episodes are phenomenal…at least all the ones that I’ve heard, but this one was by far my favorite. Probably because of the timing, as my atheist mother (she says agnostic, I disagree) and I recently spent the week together and she was clearly bothered by the fact that I am now a full-fledged, confirmed, daily-praying and devoted Catholic. She felt that I was “possibly” brainwashed. Now I feel more armed with evidence to introduce to her, when the time is right and she sounds open-minded for that day. I truly believe I was meant to hear this episode today, as it has been weighing heavily on my mind since she was here in my house and said criticisms directed toward my faith. So thank you, guys!! You rock!

    1. jim S says:

      i m sorry, ma’am, but what is the difference between atheism and agnosticism?

  3. Daniel Salazar says:

    i was looking for the link on Fr Spitzer’s work and the name of the book about the Dr who travels to Lourde’s

  4. Kelly says:

    I was also looking for the links to the 2 websites mentioned in the podcast. Credible Catholic.com I was able to find. Magicenter.com I wasn’t able to get. If you could post the links in the notes it would be appreciated. Thank you!

  5. Gos Myst says:

    If people are looking at near-death experiences… just look at Gloria Polo’s judgment and resurrection. I place a few more miracles on a website of mine…

    Evident miracles are to guide you to the right path, but the Old Testament prophesies, about Jesus Christ, by the Prophets should be enough to convince any logical person of an afterlife.

  6. Jon W Smith says:

    I recently heard this episode on YouTube and it was really interesting! The question I had and did not hear it addressed was that in NDE’s people describe seeing relatives who had passed on and they often recognize them. How does this correlate to Church teaching of our souls going to Heaven when we die, but the reunion with our bodies won’t occur until the end of time when Jesus comes again.
    How do they recognize them if only their soul is in Heaven?

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