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.

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.


The Gospel according to Erma Bombeck

By Erma Bombeck: I am a great believer in the premise that humor heals. I have nothing to back it up physically, but emotionally I have file drawers of pure testimonials.


GESUNDHEIT! What we all can learn from Tom Brady, 'St. GOAT'

Cal Samra, Editor, The Joyful Noiseletter

At age 43, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady befuddled many sportswriters when he threw three touchdown passes enroute to a record seventh NFL Super Bowl title. Brady then announced that he might play until he's 45 or 50.