Tag Archives: G K Chesterton

A Lenten Reflection – The Multiplication Table

The website The Catholic Thing has published a Lenten reflection by Gil Bailie entitled, The Multiplication Table. It is a classic piece of Gil’s work. I especially appreciate the play of the title and the text. ‘Multiplication table’ is not … Continue reading

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A view of multiculturalism from 1925

The theory was that a Christian and a Mahometan might learn the same lessons in the same class, on ninety-nine subjects out of a hundred, so long as nobody mentioned Mahomet or mentioned Christ, It seems strange that nobody noticed … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy and Heresy: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XI

  St. Dominic and St. Francis, wisdom and love, judgement and non-judgment.   Last and most important, it is exactly this which explains what is so inexplicable to all the modern critics of the history of Christianity. I mean the … Continue reading

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A Western Koan: Dante’s Paradiso Canto X

Squaring the Circle – G K Chesterton on Circles and Crosses: As we have taken the circle as the symbol of reason and madness, we may very well take the cross as the symbol at once of mystery and of … Continue reading

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Progressives, Conservatives and Patriots

We are proving Chesterton right … again. “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes being corrected.” … Continue reading

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Forgetting

“Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things.”   – G. K. Chesterton

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