The Daily Chesterbelloc – The Past – 06/10/2006

June 9, 2006

"It is true that I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile." – G. K. Chesterton

Rochester Cathedral



The Daily Chesterbelloc – Excusable Evil – 06/01/2006

June 1, 2006

"Many do not differ much about what they call evil; they differ enormously about what evils they call excusable." Chesterton The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton

Example: "I'm not pro-abortion, I'm pro-choice. No one wants to see more abortions but it has to stay legal."

The Daily Chesterbelloc – Scandal and Truth – 05/19/2006

May 19, 2006

"There is a case for telling the truth; there is a case for avoiding the scandal; but there is no possible defense for the man who tells the scandal, but does not tell the truth." – Chesterton

I saw a headline today claiming that Fr. Maciel had been abusing seminarians for 50 years. The editor missed that the accusations are from 50 years AGO, not for 50 years.

Pray for Fr. Maciel and the Legionaires of Christ.

The Daily Chesterbelloc – When Does Toleration Become Suicidal? – 05/17/2006

May 17, 2006

"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." – Chesterton

Didn't this used to be called sacriledge? There have got to be Church owned buildings that aren't actual churches where the downtrodden could be housed. I guess, though, that if you don't use your church for holy things, anything goes.

Or how about this?

Nope, you can't complain about Gnostics bashing your religion either.

The Daily Chesterbelloc – Excuses, excuses – 05/16/2006

May 16, 2006

What's Wrong With the World"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." – Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

"I can't believe you have that many kids!"

"How can you possibly expect priests to be celibate?"

Enter your example here…. 

The Daily Chesterbelloc – On Modern Art – 05/14/2006

May 15, 2006

"By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece." Chesterton

Have you noticed that most modern art (churches included) is only appreciated by those who make it and those who want to pretend that it means something?

The Daily Chesterbelloc – The Worship of “New” – 05/12/2006

May 12, 2006

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." – Chesterton

Gnosticism, paganism, bell bottoms – somethings are always just wrong.