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Why You Should Read G.K. Chesterton’s “Lepanto” Today

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which was commissioned after the pivotal Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, a key turning point in the history of the world. Muslim forces were threatening to attack both Venice and Rome, which would likely have led to the collapse of Christian Europe. If the Islamic forces had won … Continue reading

Want to Help G.K. Chesterton Become a Saint? Here’s How…

[TL;DR: Help collect and digitize all of G.K. Chesterton’s writings. Play a key role in Chesterton’s cause for sainthood. Click here to help!]     A couple years ago I attended the 2016 G.K. Chesterton Conference in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It was such a blast. I joined over 300 fellow Chestertonians to celebrate GKC’s wit and prophetic witness. (And psssttt…guess what? The … Continue reading

Why G.K. Chesterton Believed in Santa Claus

G.K. Chesterton, that wondrous lover of paradox, explains how as he grew into adulthood, his belief in Santa Claus increased: “What has happened to me has been the very reverse of what appears to be the experience of most of my friends. Instead of dwindling to a point, Santa Claus has grown larger and larger in my life until he … Continue reading

The Grace-Filled Poem That G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien Loved

One of the first texts I read after becoming Catholic was Francis Thompson’s “The Hound of Heaven”. It’s a short poem, but a deeply moving one. It vividly describes how God (the Hound of Heaven) chases down a wayward soul, never giving up the pursuit, “down the nights and down the days…down the labyrinthine ways.”

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