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G. K. Chesterton! He died 86 years ago on June 14th, 1936.
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GK Chesterton's Palm Sunday poem 'The Donkey'

The Donkey by GK Chesterton When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry And …
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mccallansteve
As always with Chesterton, spot on
Materialism makes citizens as such merely passive. Irreligion is the opium of the people. (G.K.’s Weekly, Aug. 6, 1927)More
Materialism makes citizens as such merely passive. Irreligion is the opium of the people.
(G.K.’s Weekly, Aug. 6, 1927)
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The important thing in life is not to keep a steady system of pleasure and composure (which can be done quite well by hardening one’s heart or thickening one’s head), but to keep alive in oneself …More
The important thing in life is not to keep a steady system of pleasure and composure (which can be done quite well by hardening one’s heart or thickening one’s head), but to keep alive in oneself the immortal power of astonishment and laughter, and a kind of young reverence.
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Too Much Light!
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On J.J.R. Tolkien's birthday (03/01/1892) "Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament… There you will find …More
On J.J.R. Tolkien's birthday (03/01/1892) "Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament… There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth."
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And having a mother who basically died a slow death after converting to Catholicism—leaving him an orphan at 12.
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Birthday one day after Therese of Lisieux (January 2)

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„Das Unglaublichste an Wundern ist, dass sie tatsächlich geschehen.“ „Die Bibel sagt uns, dass wir unsere Nächsten lieben sollen und auch unsere Feinde; wahrscheinlich deshalb, weil es sich im …
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Keeping The Spirit of Christmas by GK Chesterton

The following essay was first published by The Illustrated London News on St. Stephen’s Day in 1925 and it conveys GK Chesterton’s thoughts on commercial efforts at trying to create a Christmas …
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Why 'radical Islam' is not a mutant form of Islam

From Chesterton's 1917 biography of Lord Kitchener: "There is in Islam a paradox which is perhaps a permanent menace. The great creed born in the desert creates a kind of ecstasy out of the very …
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G. K. CHESTERTON, “Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State”
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Chesterton beats C. S. Lewis every time.
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Prophecy.
Jeffrey Ade
We must expect the poisonous atmosphere to intensify as more people turn to satan for their religious beliefs!
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Funny in a weird sort of way?
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'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' - G.K. Chesterton
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U.S. Army's Holy Communion during War in Korea ( not Korean War since Red China), 1950
mccallansteve
That is a beautiful picture. Young priest, older soldier , both of whom love God, unlike so many others
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“Tradition is so strong, that future generations will dream of what they never saw.” — G.K. Chesterton
mccallansteve
So many millions of Catholics have been robbed of the Catholic faith by conciliar popes , cardinals, bishops and priest. Tragic.
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Chesterton on "Pachamama"

The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism, and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother. Unfortunately, if you regard Nature as a mother, you discover that …
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Chesterton foresaw our mad, dystopic anti-Christian world a century ago

Truly prophetic insight from GKC: "The thing that really is trying to tyrannise through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is …
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charisma
How true - thanks for sharing
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Tolkien Society Goes Gay Seminar touches on 'transgender realities' in LOTRMore
Tolkien Society Goes Gay
Seminar touches on 'transgender realities' in LOTR
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In An Affront To Its Namesake, The Tolkien Society Goes Woke

The Tolkien Society, a literary organization founded in 1969 and dedicated to promoting the works of J.R.R Tolkien, has held an annual academic …
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On his anniversary, read about GK Chesterton's role in the closure of a London abortion clinic in 2021.
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Catholic Prolife Vigil Leads to Abortion Clinic Closure — Catholic Arena

With permission, we republish this story from the Good Counsel Blog. It is a heartwarming tale of the success of Catholic prolife activism. We share…
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GKChesterton: Satire has weakened in our epoch for several reasons, but chiefly, I think, because the world has become too absurd to be satarised.
Tesa
and he said that 100 years ago...
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Happy Birthday, GKC!

"The first fact about the celebration of a birthday is that it is a way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive."
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Great! Next birthday card...