Respect for Garbage Can Literature

Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, replies to 14 year old Forrest Ackerman, who almost single handedly went on to invent sci-fi fantasy fandom and ignite the Spirit of Gee Whiz that still gives so much life and joy to the world: A very Chestertonian response.  Here is Chesterton’s [Read More…]

Timothy Putnam on our Need for a Church…

that is right where we are wrong: We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong. In these current fashions it is not really a question of the religion allowing us liberty; but (at the best) of [Read More…]

Chesterton Academy!

It’s featured in America today! Yay! [Read more…]

Goody! Bp. Robert Barron on G.K. Chesterton

Get his Catholicism: The Pivotal Players here. [Read more…]

Now we will elect a new chancellor, a strong chancellor:

one who will not let our tragedy continue. Well, the Trumpkins have played their part as Jar-Jar Binks and nominated Palpatine.  He has given his empty speech full of rage and hollow promises. Most telling moment: the Obama-mocking Trumpkin chant of “YES YOU WILL!” with its unwitting testament to the fact that they look not [Read More…]

Yep.

“America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.” G.K. Chesterton [Read more…]

Just a random Chesterton quote that I love

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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…]

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…]

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…]