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The Great Adventure

The brilliant Catholic writer G. K. Chesterton, in his classic 1908 essay “On Running After One’s Hat,” made the argument that every event in life is an adventure if seen from the right perspective.  1,019 more words

Ghost in the Machine #25

Peace be with you!

What makes it possible for us to know God? Parishioners Vicki Phillips and Pat Henry join Fr. Freeh in a discussion of the Holy Spirit, the human spirit, and unconditional love. 631 more words

Spirituality

“Evolution is either an innocent scientific description of how certain earthly things came about; or, if it is anything more than this, it is an attack upon thought itself.

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Philosophy

Canonize Chesterton? Only if I can be there!

The other day, I read this fantastic rundown of Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s writing. I was reminded yet again why I love him so much–if Mark Twain and CS Lewis fell simultaneously into a hay-bailer, you’d get GK in a tight bundle. 785 more words

Writing

Poem of the Week: "The Donkey"

“The Donkey”

by G. K. Chesterton

When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born. 67 more words

Poetry

Part 17, A Different God

Though I had experienced my first real encounter with God, my life didn’t just suddenly get better. But it was the first step of a long journey back to God. 845 more words

The safeguard of virtue

My latest piece on MercatorNet looks briefly at the Germanwings disaster, and the problem of negative morality without any corresponding moral or spiritual ideal:

The British writer and journalist G.K.

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Virtue