The Good Noise Blog

Sr. Margaret Dynski, SSJ, MD, a Rochester, NY, surgeon, recently wrote to the editor of The Joyful Noiseletter: "In these uncertain and scary times, would it be possible to issue a happy, lift-me-up version of The Joyful Noiseletter? The news media and social media are drowning people in a tsunami of bad news. But the Gospel is always "the good news." So The Joyful Noiseletter has introduced "The Good Noise Blog" on its website that will regularly feature some of JN's most inspirational and hilarious articles from our past 35 years, on the blog and on JN's Facebook. It will enable JN subscribers to share these articles with their friends on Facebook and give them a faith-lift.

The healing power and joy of forgiveness

By Rev. Walter H. Everett

I enjoy The Joyful Noiseletter and have a lot of fun reading it. However, there is one aspect of joy that I don't often see discussed, and that is the deep inner joy that comes from allowing God to take us where we are hesitant to go.


The Holy Ghostwriter: First Christmas News Reports

Rev. Paul Lintern

Scriptures say that in the fullness of time God sent his son to the world. Scholars agree that the time of Jesus? birth and his ministry 30 years later were ideal for ?getting the word out? because Rome had - in its own special Roman way - brought the whole known world together under one banner..


God is in the punch line

Mike Kerrigan

The English writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) closed out his book?Orthodoxy,? his 1908 masterpiece of Christian apologetics, with a radical thought. He proposed that the one thing too great for God to have shown us when he walked on the earth was his mirth.