Hey Western Washington!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society, We are happy to announce our fourth event of this season, Thursday, February 20, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center. Dr Pia de Solenni, noted ethicist, columnist, and cultural analyst will lead us in an evening of discussion on the family: Keystone of Society: The Family [Read More...]

An Aussie talks to Dial Ahlqueest

..abayhot Gee Kai Chisterton! What’s not to love? Chizz, mite! [Read more...]

Hey Toronto!

The very first Chesterton Debate will be held in your fair city tomorrow night! Be there! Learn about Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Human Flourishing! Aloha! Oh, and come back for the next one and bring a friend! [Read more...]

Hey Seattle Chestertonians and Tom Curran Fans!!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society, We are happy to announce our third event of this season, Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center.  Dr Tom Curran, radio host and executive director of My Catholic Faith Ministries, will lead us in an evening of discussion on having a personal relationship [Read More...]

Dale Ahlquist on the Trouble with Catholic Social Teaching

Reader Stu writes: Dale Ahlquist [President of the American Chesterton Society] recently came to address our local version of AOTM on “The Trouble with Catholic Social Teaching” It was great and timely. Dale is one of these wild-eyed fanatics who thinks the popes are not utopian idiots in ivory towers, but sane people who believe [Read More...]

Why subscribe to Gilbert Magazine?

Because it’s fun, of course! Plus, where else can you read Peter Kreeft explaining why the Church should canonize Chesterton, as well as three way arguments on the morality of lying (with Sean Daily upholding the correct–that is to say, my–position and Dale Ahlquist, in a rare moment, being wrong)? Also, there’s clerihews, funny stories [Read More...]

Chesterton Canonization Hopes Crushed

“…cursed is he that hangeth upon a tree.”  (Deuteronomy 21:23). Seriously, I gotta get me one of these.  Delightful! [Read more...]

Nice to See the American Chesterton Society Get Recognized!

American Chesterton Society has been selected for the 2013 Best of Minneapolis Awards for Non-Profit Organizations Boo, as they say, yah! [Read more...]

Two of my favorite people on one of my favorite writers

Dale Ahlquist on G.K. Chesterton from American Chesterton Society on Vimeo. Dr. Peter Kreeft on G.K. Chesterton from American Chesterton Society on Vimeo. [Read more...]

I think Chesterton Would Absolutely Love The Republic of Užupis

It a neighborhood in the capital of Lithuania–Vilnius–that seceded on April 1, 1997. Wikipedia gives the scoop. The Republic has… its own flag, currency, president, cabinet of ministers, a constitution written by Romas Lileikis and Thomas Chepaitis, an anthem, and an army (numbering approximately 11 men). They celebrate this independence annually on Užupis Day, which [Read More...]

Great Moments in Chestertonian Ecumenism

On Reformation Day, it is customary, in Protestant America, for Catholics to pause and beat their breast about how the Church had it coming and the Reformation bore so much wonderful fruit. (Usually, the latter claim is used to justify the former). Now it’s true that the Reformation bore good fruit. So, for that matter, [Read More...]

Chesterton on “The Dragon’s Grandmother”

A delightful rant on the sanity of fairy tales and the drabness of modern (and postmodern) lit: Folk lore means that the soul is sane, but that the universe is wild and full of marvels. Realism means that the world is dull and full of routine, but that the soul is sick and screaming. The [Read More...]


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