Northampton, England, May 29, 2018 / 23:09 pm America/Denver (CNA).
As an investigation into the life of Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton nears a close, admirers of the English writer voiced hope that his sainthood cause could soon be opened.
“Chesterton stands up as that saint who contradicts the world in terms of speaking out against a bad philosophy and bad thinking,” said Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society.
“Chesterton is someone who has really contradicted the age. He is in fact a maker of converts. There are hundreds of people who have come to the Catholic faith as a result of encountering G.K. Chesterton, and I’m certainly one of them.”
Ahlquist spoke to CNA on May 29, which would have been Chesterton’s 144th birthday.
An investigation into the cause for Chesterton, conducted by Canon John Udris, is expected to be completed this summer.