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...]

A worthy cause for Lenten Almsgiving

Please prayerfully consider this request to participate in the mission of the American Chesterton Society to bring Christ to the world by introducing people to G. K. Chesterton. Options include mailing a check, or making a donation directly on the ACS website: http://www.chesterton.org/donate/ with the intention of a Lenten Almsgiving. [Read more...]

A pleasant surprise

Andrew Sullivan, of all people, seems to endorse the idea of canonizing Chesterton. I am of two minds about canonizing Chesteton. On the one hand, I think it obvious the man was a saint. I already pray to him on a regular basis and assume that I need his intercession a lot more than he [Read More...]

Hey Ireland! Dale Ahlquist is Coming Your Way!

Here’s the skinny: .I am involved in the G.K. Chesterton Society of Ireland and on the second of next month we will be privileged to have Dale Ahlquist give us a talk on “G.K. Chesterton: Defender of the Family”. It’s in the Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin 2, it’s at eight o’clock, and it’s free. Here [Read More...]

Chesterton’s Pursuit of Holiness

Sure Chesterton was a brilliant writer and thinker, but was a he a saint? I think he obviously was.  Bill Doino, Jr. looks at the question in some detail. [Read more...]

The ever-whimsical Dale Ahlquist…

…on the world’s tortured relationship with guilt and innocence. [Read more...]