Tag Archives: G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton’s poem “The Donkey” and … donkeys

First, I had a note from a reader/watcher who picked up on my donkey comments in my commentary at 1 Peter 5. She wrote, riffing on my remarks, … I laughed when I read your article on 1P5 because we … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – GUEST Poet – G.K. Chesterton “The House Of Christmas”

#ASonnetADay – GUEST Poet – G.K. Chesterton “The House Of Christmas” pic.twitter.com/CnODYIkdFx — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 26, 2020

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King Alfred, the great White Horses, and today’s creeping heathen weeds

In the Anglican tradition – I’m not sure if the Ordinariates pick this up – today King Alfred the Great is commemorated, on the anniversary of his death.  He was a pivotal figure in the history of England, and a … Read More

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The elation of a good confession humbly made

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece by Regis Martin about the Sacrament of Penance. When was the last time you went to confession?  When was the last time you made that good and complete confession of all mortal sins … Read More

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Rutler on Luther and Islam

As  a former Lutheran, I won’t look forward to Catholic-Lutheran hoopla in 2017.  I, for one, won’t celebrate theological revolt and the shredding of the fabric of Christendom. A must read is to be found at Crisis from the keyboard of Fr. George … Read More

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“the very essence of our republic and our reason are being overturned in the public order”

It is interesting that Ameriʞa Magazine would feature something by or about Fr. James Schall, SJ.   Perhaps this is Jesuit solidarity?  Fr. Schall, a political philosopher, is retiring from his long and distinguished teaching career at Georgetown. Fr. Z … Read More

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Chesterton in support of Dolan’s call for renewal of confession

As the USCCB meets, I offer this from G. K. Chesterton’s Autobiography (UK link HERE): When people ask me, or indeed anybody else, “Why did you join the Church of Rome?” the first essential answer, if it is partly an … Read More

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