Diocese to consider launching Chesterton canonization cause
Catholic World News - August 08, 2013
An English bishop will soon appoint a cleric to investigate the feasibility of beginning G. K. Chesterton’s cause for the canonization, according to an announcement at the recent American Chesterton Society conference.
Dale Ahlquist, the society’s president, said that Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton authorized him to say 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 Chesterton.”
Chesterton (1874-1936), a prolific writer and convert to Catholicism, is the author of Orthodoxy, Everlasting Man, numerous poems (including “The Ballad of the White Horse” and “Lepanto”), and studies of Chaucer, Dickens, Browning, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis of Assisi.
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