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Author-scholar, PBS star Ahlquist speaks on Catholic Faith

Author-scholar, PBS star Ahlquist speaks on Catholic Faith


Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, faith means believing the unbelievable, and hoping means to hope when things are hopeless.  - G. K. Chesterton


How is it that a 300-pound, jolly journalist from early 20th century England is one of the most pro-found and prophetic defenders of the Catholic faith in the last 100 years?  With amazing wit and astonishing insight, writer G.K. Chesterton seems to be writing more for today than for his own time. 


Join author-scholar, Dale Ahlquist when he visits Holy Cross College on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m., and unpacks G.K. Chesterton's wit and wisdom in defending and promoting the Catholic faith, and the implications his work can have for each of us.  Ahlquist makes this literary giant accessible, highlighting Chesterton's amazing reach, keen insight, and marvelous sense of humor.


One of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series "G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense", and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine.  He is the author of three books on Chesterton, including The Complete Thinker.


Ahlquist's writings provide wonderful insights on how to "look at the whole world through the eyes of Chesterton".  Since, as Ahlquist says, "Chesterton wrote about everything", there is an ocean of his material to benefit from G.K.'s insights on a kaleidoscope of many important topics. Dale Ahlquist has made Chesterton once again a recognized and revered 20th Century Catholic literary figure.  Taking a thematic approach, Ahlquist presents a Chestertonian perspective of such topics as wonder, paradox, art, education, history, science, fashion, faith, love, and marriage.


An internationally sought-after speaker, Dale has given over 400 lectures at major colleges and universities and other venues, including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, Cal-Berkeley, Cal-Tech, Rice, Penn, Dartmouth, San Pablo (Madrid), the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London.


Holy Cross College welcomes Dale Ahlquist at 4:00 p.m. on February 19 in the Driscoll Hall Lounge.  The event is free to the public.


For more information on Holy Cross College, visit: www.hcc-nd.edu