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“Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as [Read More...]

What it feels like to be a Chestertonian

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The Synod on the Family is Shaping Up Nicely

For months, I’ve been seeing bed-wetting panic from the Greatest Catholics of All Time about the Synod on the Family, and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad “liberal agenda” Francis is allegedly about to impose on the Church.  The usual screamers in the Reactionary camp have been warning of the apocalypse to come from [Read More...]

If it’s bad for the family, it’s bad

This truism, that almost sums up everything you need to know about Catholic Social Teaching, is grasped by The Quartermaster of the Barque, and gives me an excuse posting this essay by Chesterton (and I need little excuse for posting Chesterton): THE DRIFT FROM DOMESTICITY IN the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming [Read More...]

Regina Doman is offering 20% off

…on everything from Chesterton Press–in honor of her 20th Anniversary. Good stuff! [Read more...]

This is so many kinds of awesome I may vibrate too fast to be visible

Steve Greydanus interviewing Scott Derrickson on Horror, Faith, Chesterton and His New Movie Deliver Us From Evil and how he is Marvel’s recruit to direct Doctor Strange–wherein he talks about mystery, Catholicism, and confronting evil. We live in a time of wonders! [Read more...]

Happy 140th!

Yesterday was  G.K. Chesterton’s 140th birthday.  In honor of that glorious nativity, the delightful Regina Doman writes: In honor of G.K. Chesterton’s birthday, Chesterton Press, Regina Doman’s company, is giving 29% off all our books and products in the story for May 29th and 30th — that’s today and tomorrow only. They carry Chesterton’s novels [Read More...]

Easter Sunday

On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a [Read More...]

Holy Saturday

They took the body down from the cross and one of the few rich men among the first Christians obtained permission to bury it in a rock tomb in his garden; the Romans setting a military guard lest there should be some riot and attempt to recover the body. There was once more a natural [Read More...]

Good Friday

In this story of Good Friday it is the best things in the world that are at their worst. That is what really shows us the world at its worst. It was, for instance, the priests of a true monotheism and the soldiers of an international civilization. Rome, the legend, founded upon fallen Troy and [Read More...]

Holy Thursday

We are meant to feel that his life was in that sense a sort of love affair with death, a romance of the pursuit of the ultimate sacrifice. From the moment when the star goes up like a birthday rocket, to the moment when the sun is extinguished like a funeral torch, the whole story [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington Chestertonians!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society, On Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center, Dr. Luis Fraga of the University of Washington will lead us in an evening of discussion concerning the future prospects of Catholic education in the United States. Please see below for full details.  Please see also our full Events [Read More...]


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