13 June 2018, The Tablet

G.K. Chesterton was an anti-Semite and for that reason he ought not to be declared a saint


Canonisation isn’t just a compliment, you know, though it is of course the highest compliment; it’s also a public act. Making someone a saint acknowledges that someone good is now with God – and in a position to intercede for the rest of us – but it also says something about the kinds of people the Church holds up for our veneration and imitation.

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