February is Catholic Press Month, which began in 1931 to celebrate the importance of Catholic media in portraying the news and the story of the Church. This year, Catholic Press Month arrives on the heels of the newest "Special Journalism Issue" of The Chesterton Review – a publication of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University.
"Chesterton was proud to describe himself as a journalist, and 'journalism' is the most accurate description of his writing," said Fr. Ian Boyd, CSB, professor of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall and editor of The Chesterton Review. "It is appropriate, therefore, to devote a special issue of the Review to the subject of Chesterton's journalism, and specifically to the journalism he cast in the form of parables."
This "Special Journalism Issue" includes an introduction by Fr. Ian Boyd and pieces by G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Collins and W.R. Titterton. Also included in this special edition are articles by John Coates, Dermot Quinn, Greg Sheridan and Karl Schmude, and book and film reviews by Joseph Pearce, Nancy Enright, Tomas Rzezknik, James McGlone and Father Daniel Callam.
In addition, this special edition includes an article from former presidential speechwriter and Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn, "Speaking Truth: Religion in the Media," which was first delivered as the Keynote Address at Seton Hall for the Institute for Communication and Religion's inaugural event in October, 2017.
In recognition of McGurn's distinguished career as a journalist in the "Chestertonian tradition," the G.K. Chesterton Institute will honor him with its first Journalism Award, to be presented at a ceremony in spring 2018.
The G.K. Chesterton Institute is considered the world center for Chesterton's studies. The Institute organizes conferences and lecture series, conducts research-based activities and publishes The Chesterton Review. Chesterton's writing showcases his ability to comment on serious matters in a style ordinary people could understand. As his work continues to be translated into different languages and studied by students and scholars alike, he continues to reach new generations of readers; the Institute was founded to promote interest in all aspects of Chesterton's life, work, art and ideas, including his Christian apologetics.
The Chesterton Review has been widely praised for both its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. It includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but on the issues close to his heart in the work of other writers in the modern world. In response to the revival of G.K. Chesterton in the Hispanic world, The Chesterton Review began publishing an annual Spanish language edition in 2006. In 2009, The Chesterton Review began publishing a Portuguese language supplement; it published its first issue in French in 2010 and its first issue in Italian in 2011.
For more information about The Chesterton Review or to subscribe please visit this website.
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