- ("In 1937 a Polish American man named Walter Ciszek was ordained a Jesuit priest, hoping that he could someday serve in Russia and help the Catholic and Orthodox people who were on the brink of annihilation because of the persecution by the Communist government. After a few years he got his wish. He was sent to Poland and was eventually able to sneak into Russia...")
- ("Saint Paul Baptist Church of Brooklyn has had some rather legendary success in the midst of a community given up as lost by most people. Ten years ago this church had only 85 members. Today it has over five thousand. This church has helped 2,300 people buy their own homes. It has bought storefronts that once dispensed liquor and drugs..." and other illustrations)
- ("I am reminded of a story told by Art Buchwald about a taxi ride he took in New York City one day with a friend of his. When they left the taxi, his friend told the driver: 'Thank you for the ride. You did a superb job of driving.' The driver looked stunned for a moment and then asked if he was being a wise guy or something...")
- ("When I was a hospital doctor -- long before I became a priest, and if I'm honest, when I was not at my most Christian -- I once knew an old man called Harry. Harry came into our hospital very ill with what is called a femoral embolus. That means that the main artery in his leg had been blocked, so that his leg had lost its blood supplyand was dying and would have to be amputated...")
- "This is the story of a good friend of mine who is a midwife. And, throughout her career, she has been a stout advocate of what is called “natural childbirth” the idea that babies are best brought into this world with the absolute minimum of medical intervention that is consistent with safety..."
- ("A recent issue of America presented two articles on the meaning of today's Feast of Corpus Christi - the Body of Christ. The title of one article is taken from the hymn by Thomas Aquinas composed to honor this Feast when it was instituted in the thirteenth century: 'Adoro Te Devote' - 'Devoutly I Adore Thee'...")