Pope Francis: Chestertonian

Sean Dailey informs me: “The new pope is an honorary board member of the Argentinean Chesterton Society.”

Seals the deal for me.

  • http://www.chesterton.org Sean P. Dailey
  • http://www.thyselfolord.blogspot.com Pedro Erik

    Incredible, seal the deal for me too.

  • kath

    Maybe THAT’s why he chose the name Franc(e)s.
    Hmmm.

  • Stu

    All fine and good.

    But where does he stand on Belloc?

    • Mark S. (not for Shea)

      As much as I agree with most of what Belloc wrote, his writing was a complete bore. I can read Chesterton into the wee hours of the morning. I can drink 8 cups of straight espresso, crack open a Belloc book, and be asleep in 2 pages.

      • Adam Mateo Fierro

        ‘Old Thunder’ a bore? The Path to Rome… ‘Lines to a Don’ and other poems… Characters of the Reformation… Essays of a Catholic (just google, ‘A Letter to Dean Inge’)… even his short little essay, ‘A Guide to Boring’, is hilarious but written in vain for Belloc was a lot of things: a bore was not one of them.

  • Mike

    me too; it closes the deal.

  • Clare Krishan

    get this: he’s on message, tomorrow’s St Patrick’s day and so he has a quick presser with the world’s pencils and presto we have “the trinity of beauty goodness and truth”
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-to-journalists-i-love-you-so-much-and-i-thank-you-for-everything/
    in the newspapers just in time to match all the green shamrocks we’re goin’ to see pasted everywhere!!!
    Get the message out folks – here’s the absolutes (a la Peter Kreeft)
    http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/philosophy/ph0106.htm
    and the universals aka transcendentals ( a la Fr Spitzer S.J.)
    http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Universal-Principles-ebook/dp/B005R9HEC6
    (see Appendix evidence of the transmateriality of human beings)
    Woah yeah! Hold on … its going to be a great ride!!

  • http://womenreligiousorders.blogspot.com/ pennyyak – Penny

    I like Father Brown. Does that count?

    • Jared

      I’ve just started reading Chesterton (“St. Francis of Assisi”, appropriately enough), so I’m gonna say yes ;)

  • Adam Mateo Fierro

    First I find out Pope Francis is a card carrying member of a Buenos Aires futbol club – San Lorenzo (Aragorn/Viggo Mortensen also supports them), and now this! Viva el Papa!


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