The Chesterton Academy Students are Singing…

…for your support: To help them meet their extremely worthy goal, go here and be as generous as you can. The Chesterton Academy does great work. Plus, instructing the ignorant is a work of mercy. Looks great on the resume at the Sheep/Goat Exit Interview (Matthew 25). [Read more...]

What Gives Me Hope?

This Homecoming Queen and the school that roared with gladness at her coronation gives me hope: “There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.” – GK Chesterton The ideal American, held up for us all day long by [Read More...]

Hey Seattle and Parts Surrounding!

The Seattle Chesterton Society is starting up another year this Thursday! Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society, We are happy to announce the start of the Chesterton Speaker Series’ new 2012-13 season! Our first event is rapidly approaching next Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center. The G. [Read More...]

Hey Bay Area!

The Bay Area Chesterton Society writes: We’ve chosen a new book to read for this year at our Bay Area Chesterton Society meetings. It’s called “Father Brown of the Church of Rome” from Ignatius Press and it’s available from both the American Chesterton Society and Amazon. Our first story will be The Chief Mourner of [Read More...]

In Honor of Everybody’s Favorite Saint

One of many amazing passages from Chesterton’s beautiful St. Francis of Assisi: The phrase about his brotherhood with the sun and moon, and with the water and the fire, occurs of course in his famous poem called the Canticle of the Creatures or the Canticle of the Sun. He sang it wandering in the meadows [Read More...]

Help the American Chesterton Society Get Their Matching Grant!

Dear Chestertonian, Time is running out! We have less than one week left to raise another $5,604.93 to meet the $40,000 Chesterton Challenge. If you haven’t done so already, please consider donating today. Any amout will be greatly appreciated and we urgently need your help! Yes! I’d like to donate $1,000 | $500 | $250 [Read More...]

Dante, Usury, Sodomy, and Our Financial Management Class

A reader writes: Today’s makers do not even “make” anything. They are Warren Buffets or Mitt Romney’s- folks who are glorified gamblers shuffling money into “best bets.” Most of the folks we are talking about are not Steve Jobs who made things, or Bill Gates who programmed things. The bulk of the real “Makers” are [Read More...]

Hey Chestertonians!

Dale Ahlquist writes: September 13, 2012   Dear Chestertonians, The American Chesterton Society spreads G.K. Chesterton’s common sense through our television show, our magazine, our books, our web-sites, and our lectures around the country. The Chesterton ChallengeĀ is a way for you to not only support these activities, but see your support doubled at the same [Read More...]


When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is the loverĀ of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress. G. K. Chesterton HT: [Read more...]

Chesterton would be delighted with this story

Missing woman joins search for herself [Read more...]

Chestertonians Doing Good Things!

Sharon Parker, the organizational genius behind the Reno Chesterton Conference, writes: It was great to have you in Reno for ChesterCon 2012. You may recall that at the banquet I brought my pastor, a Franciscan priest, Fr. Francisco. He and I and some others, both Catholic and Protestant, have started an organization here in Northern [Read More...]