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Joshua Bowman

Joshua Bowman joined in full communion with the Catholic Church in 2010 after many years in the spiritual wilderness. He recently moved from his beloved native Virginia to Columbus, Ohio with his growing family and writes on religion, politics, history, and geographical curiosities in these pages and on his personal blog, The Prolix Patriot.

Recent Posts


Refugees and Religious Freedom

Centuries ago, my ancestors left the Palatinate in what is now Germany following the upheavals of the Thirty Years' War to settle in America and to escape religious persecution. The thirst for rel... More

Karl Marx

What can faithful Catholics learn from Marxism about large families?

If you are Catholic and unexpectedly expecting another child, that is probably not the first question that comes to mind--if at all, but that didn't stop a blogger by the name of David Mills from ... More

Allegory of Vanity by  	Antonio de Pereda y Salgado, c. 1634

The Fullness of Time

"All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven." Thus begins one of the most famous passages in all of sacred scripture. As we observe the great feasts of All Sa... More


Connecting the Dots with Pope Francis

During his all too brief tour of the United States over the last several days, Pope Francis gave multiple speeches each day covering a wide range of topics, but with several recurring themes. He s... More


Coming to America

Pope Francis has never visited the United States until now, and unfortunately, his journey will be far too short to even begin to comprehend the vastness and immensity of this country. Even so, in... More


Kim Davis & Lawlessness in the Age of Obama

The news is filled with stories of civil disobedience and selective enforcement of our laws. However you feel about Kim Davis, or sanctuary cities, or recreational cannabis, or even things as mund... More

Workers on the first moving assembly line put together magnetos and flywheels for 1913 Ford autos

The Procedure

  That's what they call it: "The Procedure." In each new video released by the Center for Medical Progress and in the articles by the few liberal pundits who have dared to come forward in ... More


Of Mobs and Movements

The hysterical mob reaction to Cecil the lion should not surprise us. If the Internet has taught us anything, it is that an impossibly large number of people in this country have an unhealthy obse... More


A Mother’s Love?

When the first video exposing the full extent of the moral horror of Planned Parenthood's murder mills was released two weeks ago, the initial response from the mainstream media was a stony silenc... More

Martyrdom of Saint Stephen by Giorgio Vasari, c. 1560

23 Persecutions that Failed to Destroy Christianity

The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on Friday raises troubling questions about the future of religious freedom in the United States.  Most ominously, Justice Kennedy writing for the co... More



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