Call Me Saint Chesterton

I recently read on First Thoughts about a gentlemen named William Oddie, who suggested that it is perhaps time for the Church (Roman Catholic) to consider canonizing G.K. Chesterton. My immediate reaction was that if this happens, I am going to go to my priest and ask if I can retroactively make “Saint Chesterton” my christian name, particularly since I was baptized in a Methodist church and raised in a Presbyterian church, and neither of these denominations practiced the bestowing of a saints name upon baptism. This means I have a blank slate to fill, and dang if it wouldn’t be cool if I could somehow take Chesterton’s name (and maybe a bit of his wit and intelligence) unto myself.


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2 Responses to “Call Me Saint Chesterton”

  1. Roger Green  

    I too was born a Methodist, though my Presbyterian side didn’t arise until 8 years ago. Still, your basic point is cotrrect: we Protestants have been ripped off – no saints!

  2. K.L.B.  

    Gentlemen, we seem to share a common malady, for I too was born in the Methodist tradition, and circulated through the Cumberland Presbyterian tradition. Yet I have now “Come home to Rome,” and never more to roam! And my beloved friend – as I trust you well know – you have been a significant influence. Thank you. May you be granted grace.