Saint Gilbert Keith Chesterton?

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The big news from this year’s Chesterton Conference (which I lament not having been able to attend) is that the cause for sainthood may soon be opened for our good man G.K..

Chesterton.org has the press release:

WORCESTER, Massachusetts (August 1, 2013) – In his opening address at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption College, Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, announced that Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton, England, has given permission to state that he “is sympathetic to our wishes and is seeking a suitable cleric to begin an investigation into the potential for opening a cause for [G.K.] Chesterton.” The announcement was met with loud cheers and great emotion as members of the American Chesterton Society have long awaited an official step toward G.K. Chesterton’s Cause for Canonization.

Click here to read the full statement.

That the apostle of common sense may soon be declared the patron saint of common sense is wonderful news!

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