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...]

I’m torn

If you respond to this, then that cuts down the chance that I win the freebie trip. But if I don’t post it, I’m not helping the Chesterton Society. So I’ll post it: DEAR CHESTERTONIAN,   G.K. Chesterton. Rome. What a great combination.   Art, History, Faith, Food, and Fellowship.   Time is running out! [Read More...]

Here’s Your Chance to Help a Great Cause *and* Win a Cool Free Trip to Rome for Two

The inimitable Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, writes: Help Us Meet the Chesterton Challenge! Donate Today Join Us for Our Rome Pilgrimage, November 12-20 Learn More  Take a chance to win 2 FREE Tickets to Rome! Purchase a Raffle Ticket DEAR CHESTERTONIAN, $100 = $200. I know that sounds crazy, but I’ve checked the [Read More...]

Kevin O’Brien writes a lovely post…

…in which he attempts to describe some of the joie de vivre that characterized the American Chesterton Society conference in Reno. As I have perhaps mentioned, I am not much of a joiner and tend to avoid getting roped into groups dedicated to causes. However, I make an enthusiastic exception for the Chesterton Society since [Read More...]

NRO has an interview with Dawn Eden…

…about her new book My Peace I Give You. Check thou it out! We Chestertonians are everywhere. [Read more...]

Hitting the Road for Reno and Chesterton 2012 today!

Your prayers for a safe trip, for a successful premiere of Manalive, that my talk not suck, that everybody else’s talks be as great as they always are, and that Chesterton get better known and read would be appreciated! GKC fans!  See you later today!  Chesterton 2012 here we come! Later dudes!  Back Monday! [Read more...]

Chesterton! Reno! August 2-4, 2012! Be There!

How can you stand to miss this: Thursday, August 2nd 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration and Vendor Exhibits 7:00 PM Welcome 7:15 PM     The Adventures of Wisdom Smith Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society 8:30 PM     The Humor and Humility of Chesterton Joseph Pearce, Visiting Fellow and Writer-in-Residence, Thomas More College, New [Read More...]

A reader wonders whether he should come to the Chesterton Conference in Reno

He writes: Hello Mark, It has been a pleasure reading your blog for some time now, and also wonderful knowing you are a fellow Chestertonian! I am one of the initial members of the newly formed Central Florida Chesterton Society. I need some advice, and perhaps a boost. I do have the time and opportunity [Read More...]

31st Annual Chesterton Conference!

August 2-4. These things are a blast. Click on the picture and go sign up! Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know. We’ll even be (finally!) premiering Manalive. Don’t miss it if you can! [Read more...]

There’s a slightly tweaked new Manalive trailer out

Now in black and white! The film premieres at the American Chesterton Society conference in Reno, NV in August. You can register for the conference here. The conference is always a super-blast of fun and this year promises to be in that grand tradition. Here’s the schedule: Thursday, August 2nd 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM [Read More...]

The Redoubtable Zac Alstin…

goes all Belloc on Hitchens. It’s a sort of honor, I think, that Christopher Hitchens spat his very last venom at Chesterton. I picture him going out like this: Only, I hope that somehow he found the mercy of God in his final moment. Betwixt the stirrup and the ground / Mercy I asked, mercy [Read More...]

Readings for the Feast of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

1. JOB 19:23-27 Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after [Read More...]


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