Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Saturday's Meeting Postponed to July 25th

Dear friends

Unfortunately, we've had to postpone Saturday's meeting. The Central Catholic Library has just learned of a festival happening in their vicinity on Saturday and have decided it's best to stay closed on that day.

We have rescheduled for Saturday 25th of this month, again at twelve p.m, again in the Central Catholic Library. The text for discussion is still the first three chapters of Heretics.

Sorry for the postponement and I hope you can make it on the 25th.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton updated

I've just updated my Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton site-- an article-by-article journey through Chesterton's thought and works. The articles originally appear in the Open Door magazine. I've tried to make it more navigable, too.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Next Meeting of the Chesterton Society!

The next meeting of the G.K. Chesterton Society will be on Saturday the eleventh of July, at twelve, in the Central Catholic Library as before. (The address is 74 Merrion Square.) I hope you can make it and please feel welcome to invite anyone you know who might be interested.

We are going to start looking at what is perhaps Chesterton's first major work, Heretics. So if possible please read the first three chapters of that book-- they are very short. If you can't get your hands on a physical copy, it's easily available in many places online, including here. They are very short chapters.

If you don't get around to reading it, though, don't hesitate to come along anyway.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, June 1, 2015


I wrote 'next Sunday' as the day for our brief meeting an hour before the Belloc meeting!

It is actually NEXT SATURDAY!

Everything else is true, though. So, the date is Saturday 6th June. The time is 12:00. And the venue is the Central Catholic Library.

See you there, hopefully.

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Dear friends

Apologies for the late notice, but we have decided to have a brief meeting ahead of the Irish Hilaire Belloc Society's next meeting, which takes place in the Central Catholic Library on the 6th June-- next Sunday. The Belloc Society are meeting at 1:00 so we will meet at twelve.

The purpose of this meeting is to decide the direction of our little Society. It has languished for some time, hopefully we can put some life back into it.

Please do come along, and please email me at if you can make it. Then you can stay for the Belloc meeting, if you want!

Many thanks


Here are the details of the Belloc meetin

he next meeting of the Belloc Society will take place on Saturday , 6th June, 2015 in the Central Catholic Library between 13.00 and 14.45.

Below are a number of links you might look at :
The first is a link to the chosen text the coming meeting from 'The Servile State'

The second is to a youtube video of Hilaire Belloc singing three songs at

and the third is to BBC Radio 4 extra for Sunday 24th last at 7.15
where you can find the third of four readings of Belloc's "The Old Road" [15 minutes each in length]