To be honest, I bought this book because I have determined to read whatever I can by G.K. Chesterton. And, again, I was not disappointed! As a bonus, I learned more about the founder of the Franciscans and the whole monastic movement. If you can accept the fact that this is written by a Catholic about a Catholic, you will enjoy this interesting story about history and human life. In addition, the second chapter, “The World St. Francis Found,” will be more than worth the price of the book (less than $10). Chesterton gives his perspective on the Crusades and why they happened. He argues, as I have read others argue, that the Crusades, as well as the monastic movement, were necessary to save Christian civilization. Interesting!
Why I Have Not Seen the Movie, The Passion of the ChristApril 25, 2004
We all must pause to express our conscience on controversial matters sooner or later even though we would rather talk only of “the common faith” and leave the “contending” to the expert apologists. C.S. Lewis said, “The greatest cause of verbicide is the fact that most people are obviously far more anxious to express their […]
World Youth DaySeptember 29, 1993
Colorado has been an interesting place to live in 1993. We’ve watched Amendment 2, Dan’s Bake Sale, Pat Schroeder’s hair style, and now World Youth Day. This last event has been the most amazing by far. 375,000 Catholics from 70 countries of the world came here to observe the Mass from their holiest priest. This […]