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 Challenge 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 lover of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress. G. K. Chesterton HT: http://www.brutallyhonest.org [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...]

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...]