Humor for the Soul

(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Humor for the Soul.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post.) “Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” — G.K. Chesterton In his stand-up comedy routine before hundreds of thousands of people awaiting Pope Francis’s visit [Read More…]

A Nine-Year-Old Girl, a 40-Pound Cabbage, and the End of Hunger in America

What do a nine year old girl, a 40-pound cabbage, and 100 vegetable gardens have to do with ending hunger in America? Well, Katie Stagliano’s story will connect the dots. When she was a third grader in Summerville, South Carolina’s Pinewood Preparatory School in 2008, Katie’s teacher gave her a cabbage seedling to plant in [Read More…]

Veteran & Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills: ‘God Had a Plan For Me to Keep Going Forward’

It was April 10, 2012, and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He and his team were sent to an area to check for IEDs (improvised explosive devices), and according to the minesweeping device they used, there was nothing dangerous in the ground. Mills, therefore, took [Read More…]

Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers

Dr. Chuck Dietzen grew up wanting to be St. Francis of Assisi. In a way, you could say that he achieved his goal because “where there is despair,” he brings “hope” – and “where there is darkness,” he brings “light.” At the same time, he shuns any self-praise because he believes this is something that [Read More…]