English Bishop to Appoint Cleric for Investigation of G.K. Chesterton's Cause for Canonization
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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.”continue at Zenit
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. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English writer and Catholic convert. His classic works such as “Orthodoxy,” “The Everlasting Man,” his books on St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas, as well as the Father Brown detective stories, have inspired and delighted generations of readers. But he has also been a driving force in the New Evangelization as he has proven to be a maker of converts to the Catholic faith.