The House of Christmas

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in [Read More...]

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Speaking of Chesterton…

One of my favorite people in the world, Nancy Carpentier Brown, has written a biography of The Woman Who Was Chesterton, Frances Chesterton, GK’s  beloved wife. I consider her the patron of St. Blog’s since her maiden name was (honest!) Frances Blogg. Nancy is an engaging writer, a level head, and a fine Catholic.  Check [Read More...]

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A reader wants a Chesterton starter kit

He writes: What would recommend as a first book (or two) to read by Chesterton? Five of the best books by G.K. Chesterton who wrote many other great books. Orthodoxy The Everlasting Man St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox St. Francis of Assisi The Penguin Complete Father Brown [Read more...]

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Just because he’s awesome, here is Chesterton on “The Orthodox Barber”

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it. There is a very real thing which may be called the love of humanity; in our time it exists almost entirely among what are [Read More...]

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The Lovely and Joyful Sr. Elizabeth…

tells of her experience at the August American Chesterton Society Conference (which is always a gas) here and here. [Read more...]

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G.K Chesterton…

…is being appreciated over at the Register today. [Read more...]

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Hey Bay Area Chestertonians! Mark Your Calendars for October 2

For more info about the Bay Area Chestertonians, go here. [Read more...]

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Blatchford or Chesterton?

You choose–over at the Register. [Read more...]

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The Prophet Chesterton on Donald Trump

…and his supporters who declare “Donald Trump cannot be bribed because he is so rich”: Only the Christian Church can offer any rational objection to a complete confidence in the rich. For she has maintained from the beginning that the danger was not in man’s environment, but in man. Further, she has maintained that if [Read More...]

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Chesterton vs. the Woolly-Minded

A reader writes, “If God is love why would he care who you love or how many.” Which reminds me inexorably of the Prophet Chesterton’s essay “The Usual Article” (in The Thing: Why I Am a Catholic) in which he replies to a letter to the editor that says pretty much exactly the same thing [Read More...]

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