First Things Indulges in a Little Gratuitous Chesterton Bashing

…in a piece that takes various Chesterton quotations that generally preserve quite a lot of common sense and then subjects them to flat-footed heckling for no particular reason other than being contrarian and jerkish. Much of the heckling works if you are into that sort of thing, sort of like a 13 year old’s heckling [Read More...]

Hey Seattle!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society, We are happy to announce our second event of the season, this Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center.  The G. K. Chesterton Society’s own Dr. Andrew Tadie from Seattle University will lead us in an evening of discussion concerning “Chesterton and H. [Read More...]

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...]