Chesterton would have loved “Snow White”…

…sez Steve Greydanus.  I suspect he’s right.  Chesterton had an immense capacity for enjoying pretty much everything. Chesterton was a great defender of popular and even “vulgar” culture — the very change leveled by Lewis and Tolkien against Snow White. Take the following utterly typically Chestertonian sentiment, from All Things Considered: I believe firmly in [Read More…]

The American Chesterton Society could really use our support

If you can help them out with a financial contribution, please do.  They do such good work and are such a source of joy and light. [Read more…]

On Friday, Dale Ahlquist and I had a jolly time….

yakking on Connecting the Dots about the work of the American Chesterton Society: [Read more…]

If you are a fan of G.K. Chesterton….

…and want to see his work more widely known, then the American Chesterton Society is your friend. And they could really use your help right now. [Read more…]

Chesterton is just so great!

Something for the impending holiday. “A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels in so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and [Read More…]

The Partisan vs. the Pontifex

Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently photographed standing with Donald Trump in front of Trump’s Playboy cover to give assurance that Trump will give Christians all the kingdoms of this world and their glory if they will bow down and worship him, is in the news lecturing the Holy Father for not being judgmental and for putting [Read More…]

Thank you for reminding me of this, G.K.

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The Prophet Chesterton on the recent election

If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls [Read More…]

One of Bruce Cockburn’s More Chestertonian Songs

The goodness of the fairy tale was not affected by the fact that there might be more dragons than princesses; it was good to be in a fairy tale. The test of all happiness is gratitude; and I felt grateful, though I hardly knew to whom. Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their [Read More…]

Chesterton on St. Francis

Because there’s nobody better. This is the first chapter of his beautiful book St. Francis of Assisi: A sketch of St. Francis of Assisi in modern English may be written in one of three ways. Between these the writer must make his selection; and the third way, which is adopted here, is in some respects [Read More…]