Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of GKC, where we talk about everything, and everything else, with a Chestertonian perspective. The podcast is hosted by Adrian Ahlquist. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.com

The Easter mystery, the Resurrection of the Body, and Chesterton’s short poem, “The Donkey," are all part of this Uncommon Sense episode featuring Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist.

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Why is music so important that we require it at Chesterton? And how does it relate to anything else? Dr. Joshua Russell may have an answer for you. Joshua is the headmaster of Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart where he also teaches courses in history, literature, music, and writing. On top of all of that, he is a concert pianist. Listen to how Joshua explains how music reflects culture and how it’s tied to everything else.

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Chesterton in Iraq? The last place anyone imagined there could be a Chesterton Academy, let alone, to find out there is devotion to G.K. Chesterton in Iraq! But yes—the Kurdish regional Ministry of Education has approved a Chesterton Academy to open in Erbil, Kurdistan, an autonomous region within Iraq. Listen to the story of the exciting trip to Erbil from Laura Hassan, Director of International Programs for the Society of GK Chesterton, and Andrew Youngblood, the Director of Curriculum for the Chesterton Schools Network.

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Join the Apostolate in prayer by starting a group within the Frances Chesterton Rosary League (FCRL). Victoria Darkey, our coordinator of the FCRL, explains how easy it is and how important this mission is to the Apostolate of Common Sense. Learn why Gilbert’s wife Frances is the patron of the Rosary League and the significant role she played in her husband’s spiritual life.

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A professor of economics at Rawls College of Business—Texas Tech University, Alex Salter leads us on a fast-paced defense of Distributism and the main idea economists miss about it. We also discuss his up coming book on the topic, Property and Liberty.

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Could the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins be about the Holy Mother of God? Julian Ahlquist explains his intricate theory about this cinematic masterpiece, and it’s practically perfect in every way.

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Alyssa Bormes, author or The Catechism of Hockey, teaches theology at Chesterton Academy, and she gets a front row seat to watching miracles happen.

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This Lent, we go on a very different journey – with St. Joseph. But how can we journey with St. Joseph, when he wasn't even alive when Jesus suffered and died? Chesterton connects Joseph with Jesus in his usual paradoxical way. Find out more with our guest, Dale Ahlquist.

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David Cooney, writer of the blog Practical Distributism, joins us to explain the principles of Distributism and what he thinks of the new name, Localism. We also discuss the GameStop phenomenon and what the stock market would look like in a localist society.

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If you’re a longtime fan of the podcast, you’ll recognize the voice of our next guest, Nancy Brown, who hosted our Uncommon Sense podcast for over ten years. Nancy talks about her book, The Woman Who Was Chesterton, her current role as project manager for our online school, Chesterton Cor Jesu, and the Frances Chesterton Rosary League. Join us!

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Joseph Pearce is a Catholic apologist who has written bestselling books on G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Shakespeare. In this episode, Joseph takes us on a journey through his past, his present and his future. The debt he owes to Chesterton plays a large part. We talk about everything from his knowledge on Shakespeare to his interview with Solzhenitsyn to how much he can bench press.

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Did you know the Chesterton Schools Networks has an online high school called Chesterton Cor Jesu? Andrew Youngblood, the headmaster of Chesterton Cor Jesu and Director of Curriculum for the network, explains how our online Chesterton Academy works and what makes our curriculum so great.

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It is the 100th year anniversary of G.K. Chesterton visiting the United States. In this episode of the Uncommon Sense podcast, Dale Ahlquist gives all the details of Chesterton’s trip, including which states he visited, who he met, what messages he delivered, and how Americans responded to him.

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Father Brown Investigations: The Death of Sir Percy Coldwell, is a tabletop card game based on the beloved priest-detective created by G. K. Chesterton. We talk to the creator of FBI Nikola Bolšec of the Croatian Chesterton Society about his detective game you will not want to miss. Joining us is Joe Grabowski, a partner in marketing for this entrepreneurial adventure. Consider supporting this venture by donating to their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fbi-game/father-brown-investigations-the-death-of-sir-percy-coldwell?ref=2raq1y

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Host Adrian Ahlquist talks with Richard Vigilante, Board Chairman of Teach for Christ. Richard and Adrian discuss developing a Mission Culture. Teach for Christ’s mission is to support struggling Catholic schools in socio-economically challenged areas.

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Dale Ahlquist reads a lovely Christmas poem by G.K. Chesterton called "The Wise Men"

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The moment all Catholic economists have been waiting for. We finally have a new name to replace Distributism. Learn what this social economic theory is, how it’s tied to Chesterton, and what the new name is.

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Dale and Adrian Ahlquist read their favorite Chesterton quotes about Advent and Christmas and discuss the practical wisdom he had to share.

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Jason Adkins, the executive director for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, gives his inside take on how our government operates, what’s wrong with it, and what we can as individuals can do to fix it.

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We are wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving! Tune into this week’s episode with our very own Dale Ahlquist as he explains the significance of Thanksgiving and why it’s more than just an American holiday. Please consider supporting the Society in its mission to promote education, evangelization, and Catholic Social Teaching by donating at www.chesterton.org/donate

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Clark Durant is a board member of the Society of GK Chesterton with a background in politics. Clark uses his political experience to weigh in on the ongoing election. Join us in this episode of Uncommon Sense as we discuss what the United States is missing, but also the hope we have for our country’s future. Clark's story is also featured in My Name is Lazarus, which is a collection of conversion stories influenced by G.K. Chesterton. Go to chesterton.org/shop/my-name-is-lazarus/ to pick up a copy.

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Adrian and Dale Ahlquist discuss the 2020 election, and more importantly, what's next for our world.

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Dale Ahlquist explains why Chesterton is a saint, responds to the objections, and gives an update on the status of his cause for sainthood.

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Carl Olson, editor of the Catholic World Report, explains The Da Vinci Hoax, his book that exposes the Da Vinci Code as an erroneous and deceitful piece of anti-Catholic literature. We also have an in depth conversation about jazz!

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Tod Worner gives fascinating insights into the world of medicine and where morality fits in. Tod is the managing editor of Bishop Barron’s Evangelization & Culture, the Journal of the Word on Fire Institute. He is also an Internal Medicine Physician & Teaching Faculty of the Abbott Northwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program.

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Noel Culbertson is the graphic designer and social media director for our Society. She is the one in charge of every single Chesterton quote that appears on Facebook and Instagram. Her conversion story is also featured in My Name is Lazarus.

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In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Christopher Check, the president of Catholic Answers, describes in beautiful detail the significance of the battle and Chesterton's glorious poem.

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This week we discuss the connection between theater and the Catholic faith with Kevin O'Brien. Kevin is a brilliant actor, writer, and Chestertonian. He is also a Catholic convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus, available on our website.

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In this episode we get into what is needed to implement Ditributism and combat Globalism. Joseph Grabowski is the head of of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chesterton Society and also a prominent voice on the topic of Distributism.

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Brother Titus, a Chesterton alumni and good friend of Adrian Ahlquist, is visiting us from St. Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California. In this episode, he describes what it is like to be a Norbertine.

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Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt are the hosts of The Online Great Books Podcast. Listen to our conversation about the problems with our political and economic systems and how to fix them.

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Amy Hunt is the Director of Formation for our Chesterton Schools Network. Amy served in the US Navy for over 24 years. She has directed military planning and operational training for the Navy SEALs, and has even served as the Commanding Officer of a Navy and Marine Corps Reserve installation. Listen to why she decided to retire from the Navy and help us deliver a classical education to our Society.


Stuart Kolner explains how he went from being a scientistic atheist, who swore he would never become Catholic, to being a devout Catholic. Just like Brandon Vogt and Brent Forrest, Stuart is both a board member for the Society of GKC and a convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus.

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Actor/singer/songwriter Jeromy Darling shares how the deeply Catholic art of theater has impacted his life and faith.

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Jeromy Darling is an amazing actor/singer/songwriter. Listen to his moving story about his life and his conversion to Catholicism.

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Brent Forrest is a former professional magician, and has performed thousands at thousands of shows. One time he even drove a car blindfolded. In this episode, he reveals the magic that led to his conversion.

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Brandon Vogt is back to discuss how young people in our culture can connect with G.K. Chesterton.

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Our special guest, Brandon Vogt, lends his expertise on how to talk about the Catholic Faith in our modern culture. Next week, Brandon will be back to discuss how millennials and gen z can relate to G.K. Chesterton.

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Adrian grills Dale Ahlquist with tough questions about Chesterton.

Send in your questions to podcast@chesterton.org

Don't miss next week's interview with Brandon Vogt!

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Dale and Adrian discuss what Chesterton had to say about fathers, fatherhood and the role of the father in society.

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Dale discusses the value of hope during our desperate times.

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Matt Martinusen interviews our new Director of Evangelization, Adrian Ahlquist.

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A conversation with Dale Ahlquist and his son, Adrian, about Chesterton's wisdom for our times.

Read Dale's article, The Solution, which was published in The Catholic World Report.


This is a rebroadcast of a talk from Nancy Brown from the 2014 Chesterton Conference.

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Nancy Brown joins to talk about what the Chestertons might be doing in a quarantine pandemic and things that we can be doing with our time!

Support the podcast and the Society!

Books Nancy mentions: 

The Woman Who Was Chesterton  by Nancy Brown

G.K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker

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Dale recites poetry by Chesterton and it the poetry is amazing.

Get (out of print!) books of collected Chesterton poetry at the Chesterton store here.

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The poem's read in the podcast:

Elegy in a Country Churchyard
By G.K. Chesterton

The men that worked for England
They have their graves at home;
And bees and birds of England
About the cross can roam.

By they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.

And they that rule in England,
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas for England
They have no graves as yet.

 

The Happy Man
By G.K. Chesterton

To teach the grey earth like a child,
To bid the heavens repent,
I only ask from Fate the gift
Of one man well content.

Him will I find: though when in vain
I search the feast and mart,
The fading flowers of liberty,
The painted masks of art,

I only find him at the last,
On one old hill where nod
Golgotha's ghastly trinity –
Three persons and one god.

 

A Chord Of Colour
By G.K. Chesterton

My Lady clad herself in grey,
That caught and clung about her throat;
Then all the long grey winter day
On me a living splendour smote;
And why grey palmers holy are,
And why grey minsters great in story,
And grey skies ring the morning star,
And grey hairs are a crown of glory.

My Lady clad herself in green,
Like meadows where the wind-waves pass;
Then round my spirit spread, I ween,
A splendour of forgotten grass.
Then all that dropped of stem or sod,
Hoarded as emeralds might be,
I bowed to every bush, and trod
Amid the live grass fearfully.

My Lady clad herself in blue,
Then on me, like the seer long gone,
The likeness of a sapphire grew,
The throne of him that sat thereon.
Then knew I why the Fashioner
Splashed reckless blue on sky and sea;
And ere 'twas good enough for her,
He tried it on Eternity.

Beneath the gnarled old Knowledge-tree
Sat, like an owl, the evil sage:
'The World's a bubble,' solemnly
He read, and turned a second page.
'A bubble, then, old crow,' I cried,
'God keep you in your weary wit!
'A bubble - Have you ever spied
The colours I have seen on it ?'

 

Fantasia
By G.K. Chesterton

The happy men that lose their heads
They find their heads in heaven
As cherub heads with cherub wings,
And cherub haloes even:
Out of the infinite evening lands
Along the sunset sea,
Leaving the purple fields behind,
The cherub wings beat down the wind
Back to the groping body and blind
As the bird back to the tree.

Whether the plumes be passion-red
For him that truly dies
By headsman's blade or battle-axe,
Or blue like butterflies,
For him that lost it in a lane
In April's fits and starts,
His folly is forgiven then:
But higher, and far beyond our ken,
Is the healing of the unhappy men,
The men that lost their hearts.

Is there not pardon for the brave
And broad release above,
Who lost their heads for liberty
Or lost their hearts for love?
Or is the wise man wise indeed
Whom larger thoughts keep whole?
Who sees life equal like a chart,
Made strong to play the saner part,
And keep his head and keep his heart,
And only lose his soul.

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Dale and Matt discuss an article: Common Sense Apostle & Cigar Smoking Mystic

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Dale and Matt go back and forth with more Great, Knowledgable Chesterton quotes.

Read more Chesterton! Here are some essential quotes to start with.

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Dale Ahlquist talks about what GK Chesterton wrote about Easter and the Resurrection  of Christ. 

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Brandon Vogt gives a talk from the 2018 Chesterton Conference on 5 things Chesterton would have loved about the internet, and 5 things he would have despised about the internet.

Tell us your favorite part about this episode! Send us an email at live@chesterton.org or comment on our post on Instagram @chestertonsociety. 

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The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton presents: Uncommon Sense

In this episode, Dale Ahlquist and Matt Martinusen discuss the many, many, many prophecies the Chesterton wrote about and that came true!

Read more Chesterton! And you can do that here: chesterton.org

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Read more Chesterton!

Learn more about the man: https://www.chesterton.org/

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Read more Chesterton! 

Find more at https://www.chesterton.org

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Learn more about Chesterton at chesterton.org

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The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton presents: Uncommon Sense

In this episode, Dale Ahlquist and Matt Martinusen talk about some of Chesterton's most famous quotes and some of their own favorite quotes. 

We also debunk quotes that are attributed to GK...but he never said them!

Check out more quotes of Chesterton: chesterton.org/quotations

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The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton presents: Uncommon Sense

In this episode, Dale Ahlquist and Matt Martinusen discuss why anyone should read Chesterton.

Dale's article on "Who is Chesterton?" referenced in the episode. Click here!

Introductory books to Chesterton by Dale:

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The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton presents: Uncommon Sense

In this episode, Dale Ahlquist and Matt Martinusen give a brief, and a bit odd introduction to the new format of the podcast. 

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Rebroadcast of a conversation with Dale Ahlquist.

A great conversation which is fun to listen to.

Originally located here: https://magnusinstitute.org/ep-014-the-scandal-of-the-uneducated-college-graduate-with-dale-ahlquist/

You are invited to eavesdrop on a conversation over the tasting of fine wine with renowned author, television host, and President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist. Here we discuss the scandal of the uneducated college graduate, the problem with modern education – and the solutions.What Chesterton called the “commodification of the student” meets its unhappy death at the Albertus Magnus Institute and the Magnus Fellowship.

Apply today at MagnusInstitute.org/Fellowship. It is completely free.

And you can be too. No catch.And for the kids, learn more about the Chesterton Academy here. https://chestertonschoolsnetwork.org/

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Dale Ahlquist introduces the listener to Chesterton's early work, published in 1905, which established Chesterton as a controversialist. Written before his great work Orthodoxy (which will be published in 1908) and really it was because of this book that Orthodoxy was written, so it is important.

chesterton.org

https://www.chesterton.org/shop/heretics/

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Dale Ahlquist, Chesterton scholar and world expert, gives us a brief introductory talk on the British Author G.K. Chesterton. This talk is for beginners or for those more familiar with Chesterton.

An excellent way to familiarize or re-familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Chesterton's life.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized.

chesterton.org

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The Frances Chesterton Rosary League invites you to pray along with Nancy Brown, Dale Ahlquist, Vicki Darkey and the many others around the world, and join your intentions with ours as we pray together.

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The Frances Chesterton Rosary League invites you to pray along with Nancy Brown, Dale Ahlquist and the many others around the world, and join your intentions with ours as we pray together.

chesterton.org

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A rebroadcast with Carl Olson

Ignition: A Podcast of the New Evangelization

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: G.K. Chesterton

Dr. Chris Burgwald of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

cburgwald@sfcatholic.org

Carl Olson of Ignatius Press and Catholic World Report

Dr. Chris talks with Carl Olson about the early twentieth century British author, writer and convert GK Chesterton, and what he means for us today.

Hugh Kenner Paradox in Chesterton January 1948

Aidan Nichols G.K. Chesterton, Theologian 2009

David Fagerberg The Size of Chesterton’s Catholicism 2017

Episode 382 from December 8, 2019

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The Frances Chesterton Rosary League invites you to pray along with Nancy Brown, Dale Ahlquist and the many others around the world, and join your intentions with ours as we pray together.

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The Frances Chesterton Rosary League invites you to pray along with Nancy Brown, Dale Ahlquist and the many others around the world, and join your intentions with ours as we pray together.

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Chesterton remained active right up to his death, giving speeches, talks on the BBC radio, opening libraries, garden parties and nursing homes. He was present at a fund raiser at the end of May, and died two weeks later on June 14, 1936.

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A Celebration of G.K. Chesterton compiled by Michael Ffinch, found on englishwordplay.com/chesterton please check it out as they also have the full script on line.

This overview of Chesterton's life goes over the major highlights, and is a quick and easy way to learn of Chesterton's life, but in an interesting way as a radio play with multiple voices and sound effects. It is excellent. Please enjoy.

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Ethics and Culture Cast from 10/17/19, Ken Hallenius interviews Dale Ahlquist on Chesterton's connection to the University of Notre Dame, the Chesterton collection at the Notre Dame London campus, the book My Name is Lazarus, the Apostle of Common Sense, and the potential for sainthood in G.K. Chesterton.

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This is a rebroadcast of Faith and Culture with Joseph Pearce from October 29, 2019.

https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2019/10/28-the-holiness-of-chesterton-with-christopher-blum

Following John Henry Newman's canonization, Christopher Blum and Joseph Pearce consider whether that other great English apologist G. K. Chesterton should be considered a saint.

With commentary afterwards by Nancy Brown

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Podcast #124 Gilbert ages 50-60 The Years 1924-1934

 Chesterton Decade by Decade Series

In this decade, Chesterton started GK’s Weekly, the Everlasting Man is published. The Distributist League is born, Frances converts, they hire their last secretary, Dorothy Collins.

They travel to Poland and Rome and America/Canada, where Chesterton gives a series of classes at Notre Dame. They travel to Dublin and France. Gilbert becomes a regular on the BBC. He’s starting to spend more time sick than healthy. He writes St. Thomas Aquinas. His mother dies, he becomes a Knight. Hitler rises to power.

Sign up for our 60 days with GKC email series, you can get them daily or weekly, and this will help you dive deeper into Chesterton. chesterton.org

If you live near Dover New Hampshire, on November 22 and 23 there will be a new play, Gilbert’s Guide to Elfland Excursions: A Fairy Tale Stage Show, here is the description:

G.K. Chesterton plays host to three fairy tales: from France, Beauty and the Beast, from Sweden, The Werewolf, a Cinderella Story and from Scotland, Little Daylight. November 22 and 23rd at the Strand Theater, 10:30 am and 6:30 PM on the 22, and 1:30 matinee on the 23rd, tickets in advance or at the door. It will be a family friendly show. Weebsite is chestertonSP.com (Chesterton Stage Productions) by our very own Christopher Oulette, whom you’ve heard on occasion on this very show.

anyone interested in Chesterton’s war writing to know that there is a book called Chesterton on War and Peace which culls the war pieces from the ILN from 1905 till his death, so they’re all in one place for your reading pleasure.

Unfortunatly Chesterton on War and Peace is currently out of stock on the Chesterton.org website, but my second book site I go to, AbeBooks.com, which usually has a great selection of used books, does have it for only 9 or 10 bucks right now if you’re interested.

In addition, Collected Works volume 21 at the back has newspaper reports of some of Chesterton’s speeches, which is interesting reading.

If you enjoy these podcasts, know that I am a volunteer, and I donate the cost of storage for these podcasts which I consider a donation to the Society. I podcast because I love doing it and enjoy creating these shows. If you’d like to show your appreciation, please consider making a donation to the Chesterton Society by going to Chesterton.org/donate

Thank you

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In 1914 Chesterton is stricken by a mysterious illness that puts him in a weakened state and mostly in a coma for almost five months. When he reawakens, the world is still at war, and he begins writing about the war and in support of the war effort, and in criticism of the war too. His brother Cecil goes off to war, and unfortunately dies, crushing Gilbert.

 

Gilbert goes on lecture tours to Ireland, Jerusalem and then America, giving a huge number of speeches. His father dies, another blow for Gilbert. He finally decides to convert, even without Frances, proving, to Father O’Connor, that he was really doing God’s will. For the first time, the BBC broadcasts a speech Gilbert makes at a restaurant. His book St. Francis of Asissi is published to great acclaim and becomes a best seller. He begins publishing his own paper, G.K.’s Weekly, and we’ll talk more about that next time as we get into the Distributist League.

 

There were six works—one book and five pamphlets— specifically written as propaganda for the war and they are:

 

The Barbarism of Berlin (free on Project Gutenberg)

Prussian v. Belgian Culture (pamphlet)

Letters to an Old Garibaldian (CW 5)

The Crimes of England (CW 5) (book)

The Martyrdom of Belgium (pamphlet) 9 pages

How to Help Annexation (CW 5)

 

His volumes of ILN columns during the war years are in Collected Works Volume 30 which covers 1914-1916

Volume 31 covers 1917-1919

Wade Center: https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/wadecenter/

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Chesterton ages 30-40; 1904-1914--At 30 years of age, Chesterton’s popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Suddenly, he’s in demand as a writer and a speaker. He meets Father O’Connor, the priest who’s the inspiration behind the Father Brown mysteries. Chesterton’s brother-in-law’s mental illness will affect this decade. Chesterton’s first novel, The Napolean of Notting Hill is published. His most respected work of literary criticism is published, his book on Charles Dickens, for which he is credited as creating a resurgence of interest in Dickens. His two books The Man Who Was Thursday and Orthodoxy are published, both well received. Orthodoxy will entice many an unsuspecting reader into the sunny country of Christianity.

 

His brother-in-law commits suicide, his wife has a nervous breakdown, and the Chestertons need a change of scenery and move 20 minutes outside of London to Beaconsfield. Chesterton and Shaw begin their great rivalry and friendship, the first Father Brown story is published. The Ballad of the White Horse is published, Lepanto is published, Chesterton’s great autobiographical novel Manalive is published. The Marconi Scandal happens, his first play Magic is performed. As the world hovers on the brink of war, Chesterton is forty years old, severely overweight, and he collapses into what will become a very long illness. And that, my friends, is a very busy ten years, and we can perhaps see why Chesterton was overworked and exhausted.

 

So next episode will pick up here, ages 40 to 50, the years 1914 to 1924. Until then, thanks for listening, and God bless you.

 

Gilbert and Frances Chesterton, pray for us!

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This episode responds to certain arguments put forth by Catholic podcasters Dr. Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon (“TnT”) along with their guest, Dr. Jay Richards of Catholic University, against the Distributist thesis. The arguments presented and responded to are taken as typical, in tone and substance, of many of the critiques Distributism receives from within the Catholic intellectual world by those committed to a different (namely, pro-Capitalist) interpretation of the Tradition and the Catholic Social Magisterium.

Specifically, the episode delves into how Distributists differ in their understanding of the rights associated with private property, pointing out that Distributists do not simply treat property ownership and use as coextensive or coterminous, but rather make important distinctions especially vis a vie certain particular questions such as the right of contract; the episode also treats of the fundamentals of the question of what role the State has in principle in assuring equitable distribution and achieving distributive justice. And we also discuss why the Wizard Saruman was not a Distributist. 

Show notes and references available at Joe Grabowski's web site joegrabowski.com/distributism

Please email Joe directly with questions or comments at jlg@joegrabowski.com

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Summary of today’s episode: Chesterton from age 20 to 30, Chesterton had a dark night of the soul, ending in a glorious vision of God where he talked to God face to face. His vision resulted in a new gratitude towards life, a sense of wonder and joy that would essentially never leave him again. He began his writing career, met the love of his life and married her, and began writing notable columns in the papers that made him a household name. He was commissioned to write a biography of Robert Browning (poet and playright, husband of Elizabeth Barret Browning) and then wrote a book on painter and sculptor G.F. Watts. He is a rising star in the firmament of London.

If you have questions or comments, write me at uncommonsensepodcast@gmail.com  Obviously, I’m skimming over and trying to pick highlights. There’s much, much more in the biographies about each stage of Chesterton’s life. I recommend reading a biography or two, I’ve used six biographies to write this, including:

Maisie Ward’s G.K. Chesterton and Return to Chesterton

Joseph Pearce’s book: Wisdom and Innocence.

Denis Conlon’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A Reappraisal

William Oddie’s book: Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

Ian Ker’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A Biography

 

Fr. Ker’s talk in London: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chesterton-and-humour-a-talk-by-fr-ian-ker-tickets-69985936821

 

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We follow Chesterton from grade school through high school, and the founding of the Junior Debating Club, which was to serve such an important role in his youth, to his college years when he became severely depressed.

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This series begins by taking Chesterton's life decade by decade to discover the highlights of his life.

This episode contains highlights from the first ten years of Chesterton's life.

 

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Biographies used:

Maisie Wards G.K. Chesterton and Return to Chesterton

Joseph Pearce’s book: Wisdom and Innocence.

Denis Conlon’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A reappraisal

William Oddie’s book: Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

Ian Ker’s book: G.K. Chesterton: A Biography

Free Course on St. Thomas Aquinas: https://aquinas101.thomisticinstitute.org

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Edward and Marie Louise Chesterton are important to understand as the parents of G.K. Chesterton. Their lives and the warm and loving household in which they brought up their children influenced GKC and so let's find out more about his parents.

 

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Conference highlights:

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Rod Dreher, Harry Potter Panel, Brandon Vogt's talk on Chesterton as Husband and Father. Legendary Afterglows. Meeting new friends. Book Signings. Used book sales. Kevin O'Brien's Adam and Even go to Marriage Counseling. Chuck Chalberg as GKC.

Audio and Video available at ncrsusa.com/conference/chesterton

Light Your Candle at chesterton.org/candles

Sign up for daily quotes at chesterton.org

September 9th, 2019 at 7PM CST will be the next Virtual Society Meeting with Dale Ahlquist, hosted by Brandon Vogt.

Next Conference in Chicago, July 30, 31 and August 1st, 2020

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Twitter @chestertsoc

Facebook @ChestertonSociety

Pinterest @SocietyofGKC

 

 

 

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From the Pints with Jack blog post:

 

It has been my desire for a while to introduce the listeners to other members of the Inklings, as well as authors who greatly influenced Lewis. Today we look at G.K. Chesterton and our special guest who will be introducing us to this great man is renowned Chesterton scholar and champion, Dale Ahlquist.

 

Show Notes

 

  • I explained my desire to introduce the listeners to the rest of the Inklings, as well as those other writings who made a profound influence on C.S. Lewis.

 

  • When our reading group was working through Surprised By Joy, Chesterton’s name appeared eleven times. Lewis read a collection of Chesterton’s essays and, although he was still an atheist, he immediately fell in love with Chesterton’s writings.

 

It was here that I first read a volume of Chesterton’s essays. I had never heard of him and had no idea of what he stood for; nor can I quite understand why he made such an immediate conquest of me… Liking an author may be as involuntary and improbable as falling in love. I was by now a sufficiently experienced reader to distinguish liking from agreement. I did not need to accept what Chesterton said in order to enjoy it. His humour was of the kind which I like best… Moreover, strange as it may seem, I liked him for his goodness…

 

In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading…

 

Then I read Chesterton’s Everlasting Man and for the first time saw the whole Christian outline of history set out in a form that seemed to me to make sense. Somehow I contrived not to be too badly shaken. You will remember that I already thought Chesterton the most sensible man alive “apart from his Christianity”.

 

C.S. Lewis, Surprised By Joy

  • I introduced Dale Ahlquist. He is a husband and father of six and one of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world. He’s President of the American Chesterton Society and was the creator of the popular EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense. He has also written and edited a number of books on Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, Common Sense 101, and more recently Knight of the Holy Ghost. He is also the co-founder of a classical high school in Minneapolis, The Chesterton Academy, and is the chairman of the Chesterton Schools Network.

 

Not only that, in 2013, he came and talked to the Chesterton class at Notre Dame on “Wonder and Gratitude”, and one of the students in the class that day was our very own Matt Bush.

 

  • The drink-of-the-week was a Newcastle Brown Ale, a drink I hoped Chesterton would appreciate. I asked Dale about Chesterton’s favourite beverages. He said that Chesterton preferred red wine, particularly Claret/Bordeaux, which he would drink out of a tumbler. He said that he also enjoyed beer when he was very thirsty on a hot day. He didn’t like cocktails at all, saying “I have no objection to vodka expect that I once tasted it”.

 

The quote-of-the-week was from Chesterton himself:

 

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable…. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world

 

Heretics, G.K. Chesterton

  • Dale spoke about how C.S. Lewis was his path into discovering Chesterton. He was reading Mere Christianity during College and working for his brother-in-law, the Christian recording artist, Larry Norman. Larry said that, if he loved Lewis, he’d love Chesterton and even uttered the blasphemy that, if you read Chesterton, you don’t need to read Lewis!

 

Later, Dale would encounter Lewis’ recommendation of Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man in one of the letters published in A Severe Mercy. He eventually read it on his honeymoon, prompting his wife to comment that Dale has been married to Chesterton as long as he has been married to her!

 

  • Dale shared his favourite Chesterton aphorisms:

 

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.

 

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.

 

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.

 

G.K. Chesterton

  • We heard a short biography of Chesterton. He was not an Inkling and, being twenty-five years older than Jack, never even met him. He was a journalist, a prolific writer and, like Lewis, covered a large number of genres.

 

  • He was raised in a non-creedal faith, similar to Unitarian. He began exploring Spiritualism, but had a traumatic experience with something very evil and was near to the point of suicide, but saved by clinging to the basic idea that existence is better than non-existence. This, and the criticisms of the Faith, eventually lead him to Christianity. This story is found in his book Orthodoxy.

 

  • I mentioned that I gave my girlfriend a copy of The Woman Who Was Chestertonand she loved it. Dale spoke about how he fell in love with her and how devoted they were to each other and how she looked after him. He even once sent her a telegram which read:

 

Am in Market Harborough. Where ought I to be?

 

Telegram from G.K. Chesterton to his wife, Frances

They couldn’t have children, but they filled their lives with other people’s children instead.

 

  • Chesterton wrote about a hundred books. Among these, Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man were probably two of his most philosophical and apologetic works. He wrote biographies of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi. He wrote books on Literary Criticism, particular his work on Charles Dickens. Since he travelled so much, he wrote several travel books, as well as books on economics such as The Outline of Sanity. Several novels are in his corpus, such as The Man Who Was Thursday and the Father Brown mysteries.

 

  • I asked about Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man, since it had such an effect on Lewis.

 

  • Given his massive literary output and his popularity at the time, how is it that Chesterton is unknown to so many? Dale suggested that Wold War II broke the century in half. Also, Chesterton’s style and massive range of writings ironically had something to do with it. He was also kept in the public consciousness because he had regular newspaper columns.

 

  • Many people struggle with reading Chesterton, so what is the best way to go about it? Dale shamelessly promoted his own books, The Apostle of Common Sense and Common Sense 101. He also recommended the essay collection In Defense of Sanity. The Father Brown stories were my own way into Chesterton. At some point, though, you have to read Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man.

 

  • Our San Diego C.S. Lewis reading book will be taking a brief break from Lewis and will be talking Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, so I asked for some tips in reading it. I was reassured that we may struggle, but that’s okay. Dale recommended emailing the Chesterton Society to ask for a study guide to help track Chesterton’s arguments.

 

  • Marie had asked me to find out which biography would give the reader the best sense of the kind of man Chesterton was. Dale recommended his own book, Knight of the Holy Ghost, since that was the central purpose of the book. He really likes the biography Wisdom and Innocence, written by Joseph Pearce, a former guest on this podcast. He said that the authoritative biography is Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward, but he said that Chesterton’s personality come through more clearly in her sequel, Return to Chesterton, as it contains many more anecdotes about the man.

 

  • A listener, Vincent, asked about the cause for Chesterton’s canonisation. Recently in the News, Bishop Peter Doyle of the Diocese of Northampton, where Chesterton lived and died announced that after a lengthy investigation, that he has decided not to open the cause of canonisation. He offered three reasons. Firstly, he said that there was no local devotion to Chesterton (in Catholic terminology, this is called a “cult”, but don’t worry, it’s not the scary kind). Secondly, he said that he couldn’t “to tease out a pattern of personal spirituality”. Lastly, he said that there was “the issue of anti-Semitism” in Chesterton’s writings. I asked Dale to respond to this and he explained the position of the Chesterton Society.

 

  • I had heard that Chesterton inspired Michael Collins and Mohandas Gandhi in their respective missions to gain independence for their respective countries of Ireland and India. Dale confirmed this. Collins read The Napoleon of Notting Hilland The Man Who Was Thursday. Gandhi was inspired in his quest by an essay in The Illustrated London News.

 

  • I asked about the work of the The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Dale spoke about their publication, Gilbert, their work in education, as well as the cause for Chesterton’s canonisation.

 

  • We’re going to be giving away a copy of Knight of the Holy Ghost, you just have to post a Chesterton quotation on Social Media and tag @pintswithjack.
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Dale talks about his new book, Knight of the Holy Ghost, plus the sainthood cause, plus much, much more!

Dale Ahlquist was a guest on the Coffee and Donuts show with John and Mary on March 16, 2019

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The Chesterton Academy of Dixon, CA. Interviewed by the Bishop, find out more about the new high school in Dixon, CA and how to send your child to school there, or support the school.

Attend the wine tasting coming up on April 27th, the guest speaker at the event is Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press.

Chesterton Academy and the Chesterton Schools Network are projects of the Society of G.K. Chesterton.

 

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Hands on Apologetics with Gary Machuda, guest Dale Ahlquist on March 12, 2019 talking about G.K. Chesterton as apologist.

 

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Fr. McTeigue's Show Resources:

 

Joseph Grabowski is a resident of Philadelphia. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007) and an M.A. in English from Marquette University (2012). For several years, Joe has worked as the Director of Communications for the National Organization for Marriage. More recently, Joe became Executive Director of the International Organization for the Family and the World Congress of Families. He has appeared as an expert on traditional marriage and family in local and nationwide media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Breitbart, and elsewhere. Avocationally, Joe serves as President of the  Southeast Pennsylvania Chesterton Society. As a scholar and activist, Joe's writngs on traditional marriage and family, as well as on Catholic Social Teaching and the writings of Chesterton and Belloc, have appeared in The Stream, Gilbert Magazine, Ethika Politika, and The Distributist Review.

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In the wake of the 91st Academy Awards, Taylor wanted to give out his own awards. Shaun McAfee co-hosts and the guys talk movies & the Forte Five segment is back as Taylor counts down his favorite movies of the year. Then it gets really interesting as we make up new categories for Scripture to receive some of the awards.

Our guest this week is acclaimed G.K. Chesterton mind, Dale Ahlquist. We get to know Chesterton, his conversion story and how he has helped others do the same. How is Chesterton the "prince of paradox" and the "apostle of common sense? Will he become a saint? Tune in to find out!
For more on Chesterton, check out Dale’s new book “Knight of the Holy Ghost.”

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Nancy talks about how she came to adapt the Father Brown stories so younger people could enjoy them, and get a good impression of G.K. Chesterton so that later on, when they need philosophy and theology from the Apostle of Common Sense, they will remember the good mysteries and learn from him.

 

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Gender Fluidity and Other Heresies is the title of David van Gend's talk given at the Australian Chesterton Society conference on October 20, 2018 at Campion College in Sydney, Australia.

David is a medical GP in Toowoomba, married with three adult sons. For six months, he actually lived on Grove Road in Beaconsfield, five doors down from Top Meadow, the Chesterton's old home. He's pro-life, and pro-family, using his Chestertonian common sense to battle today's heresies.

 

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Sophie York gives a talk on the family in Australia today, and Chesterton's thoughts on the subject.

Sophie is a wife and mother of four sons, a lawyer and teacher. She is the national spokeswoman for Marriage Alliance in Australia.

 

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Karl Schmude, President of the Australian Chesterton Society, speaks on Chesterton at the Conference in Sydney October 2018

 

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Nancy Brown gives the Australian Chesterton Society an introductory talk on Frances Chesterton, wife of G.K. Chesterton.

 

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Nancy talks about the November/December 2018 issue of Gilbert! Magazine.

 

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