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I thought this was interesting, besides the fact that it had never actually occured to me until I read this. Any thoughts?
Considering he was one of the most  magnificent men of the last century, I don't see why not!


pax
(06-09-2009, 12:13 PM)BrevisVir55 Wrote: [ -> ]Considering he was one of the most  magnificent men of the last century, I don't see why not!


pax
ditto
It would be very nice but somehow I think that if it ever happens it will be after our time. Venerable Pius XII and Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen are sooner to be declared Blessed.

Still, one can hope and pray. Pray And the opening of his case will certainly cause people to read Chesterton's literature more than they have before. I think the world would be a very different place if more people had read The Everlasting Man. I partially believe the Devil himself has gone out of his way to make sure that people have not read that book.
I consider it a great shame that I didn't discover Chesterton until a few weeks ago, at the age of 39.  And that at the recommendation of a Catholic bookstore owner.  None of the schools I ever attended (government or Catholic) seemed to have heard of him.
Here is a link to a review of a book written by William Oddie, Oxford University Press:

http://www.amconmag.com/article/2009/mar/23/00029/

Towards the end it appears there may have been some Isle elitism. 
(06-09-2009, 09:53 PM)Heinrich Wrote: [ -> ]Towards the end it appears there may have been some Isle elitism. 

You can hardly blame an Englishman for loving England.  He certainly had no sympathy for the way the Irish or the Boers were treated.
(06-09-2009, 06:01 AM)Supercertari Wrote: [ -> ]http://www.catholic.org/international/in...&wf=rsscol

I thought this was interesting, besides the fact that it had never actually occured to me until I read this. Any thoughts?

Lets hope, esp since he held to traditional, pre-V2 beliefs like:Latin Mass, Distributism (yes, Libertarianism and "free market" capitalism are post-V2 novelties),good fun, good times and manly defense of the Faith.......
I like Chesterton, but he doesn't fit any of the saint "molds": ancient Roman martyr, bishop, founder of a religious order or society, virgin woman, pope, royalty, etc. And besides, if it took 400 years for St. Thomas More (who, like Chesterton, was an apologist and prolific author but also a martyr) to be canonized, I wouldn't expect Chesterton to be recognized as a saint in my lifetime.
You're right HK, but form it would be joy to have a saint that drank beer and carried a sword stick. I've not read all of his entertainments but what I have I like very much, and he says much beneath the text.
tim
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