Tom Kreitzberg has formulated Spong’s Law of Theophysical Asininity

to state that “Whenever a person appeals to quantum physics as the basis for a theological or religious principle, he is making an ass of himself“. I hereby proclaim Chesterton’s Corollary: Whenever somebody appeals to size or physical location of a celestial object to prove the significance or insignificance of the human race, he is [Read More...]

You Can Never Have Too Many Chesterton Sites

Reader Maolsheachlann O Ceallaigh of Dublin writes to tell me about his new site: It’s called The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton and it’s made up of articles I’ve been writing for a parish newsletter in Ireland. It starts out as an introduction to Chesterton, a broad outline to his life and thought, and now I [Read More...]

An Extremely Fun-Looking Homeschool Family

Reader Susan Langenkamp writes: I enjoy your blog and appreciate your support for Catholic families. Our third son is creating a comic book series loosely based on our family. The entire family is involved in the production with Stephen as lead artist, the younger children doing backgrounds and coloring, and all of us contributing story ideas. [Read More...]

50 Chesterton books for $1.99 is a steal

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The Atlantic has a piece calling for Chesterton’s canonization

Anything that starts this way: If the Catholic Church makes G. K. Chesterton a saint—as an influential group of Catholics is proposing it should—the story of his enormous coffin may become rather significant. Symbolic, even parabolic. Chesterton’s coffin was too huge, you see, to be carried down the stairs of his house in Beaconsfield, its occupant [Read More...]

Chesterton: A Spirit of Vatican II Bibliography

A bit of silliness over at the Register. [Read more...]

Read about the Marriage of Hudge and Gudge in the Prophet Chesterton 100 years ago

Read about it in Rolling Stone today. Here: [Read more...]

Dale Ahlquist Replies…

… to the silly Puritan attempt to deny the sanctity of Chesterton based on his enjoyment of food and drink. Shouting “Fatso!” is a curiously favored tactic of two classes of people in my experience: Reactionaries and schoolyard children.  I don’t know why somebody would use it to try to stop the no-brainer belief that [Read More...]

God Won’t Let Fat People into Heaven…

…according to New Puritans who think Chesterton was too portly to be a saint. It’s moments like this that the influence of American Puritanism on American Catholicism makes me just want to roll my eyes. It’s an odd thing. One of the constant refrains I run into from both uber-Trads *and* Total Pelvic Liberty Progressives [Read More...]

When People Stop Believing in God…

…they believe in anything. St. Paul gets it right in Romans 1:20 and following: that paganism is not the soil from which springs monotheism as a final refinement, but that monotheism came first and paganism was a declension and falling away from what we knew in the morning of the world–and still know in our [Read More...]