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…]

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…]

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…]

G.K Chesterton…

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

Hey Bay Area Chestertonians! Mark Your Calendars for October 2

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

Blatchford or Chesterton?

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

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…]

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…]

The Prophet GKC on the Culture of Polymorphous Perversity

“THE next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to [Read More…]

Laudato Si on the Hunter in the Bush

Whenever pro-aborts get all mystical and foggy and start gassing on about “Who even knows *when* life begins anyway?  It’s all so mystical and foggy!” prolife people bring them up short by saying, “If you aren’t sure that’s a deer rustling in the bush, then don’t shoot.  Cuz if a hunter falls out, you will [Read More…]