Sunday, August 11, 2013
Uh huh. Largely due to the popularity of Chesterton and the growing influence of the Internet in Catholic life, Chesterton is being pushed for Canonization. Chesterton has a fan base among Catholics on the Internet that rivals the zeal of those young girls who swooned to the crooning of Ol' Blue Eyes, the gyrations of Elvis or the falsettos of the Fab Four. Sainthood is not supposed to be about a popularity contest, but about the clear belief on the part of the Church that the person deserves the title. Nevertheless, we'll watch and see how this plays out.