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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

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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

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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

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, 1906

Humanity is the Endangered Species

In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites us to consider the ambitious question, “Why?” The consequences of this question can be felt in every area of human activity, not only in how w... More

Thomas Dolby from the music video, "She Blinded Me With Science"

Liberty, Lies, and Statistics

It's easy to lie with statistics, but to completely invent data and then publish it in a peer-reviewed journal takes a lot more effort--and some serious chutzpah. Nevertheless, that's exactly what Mic... More

Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, which will go down in history as either the next Roe v. Wade or the next Dred Scott, depending on how it is decided and whic... More

Photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken by Alexander Gardner, 1863

These Honored Dead

This Thursday, it will have been one and a half centuries after the Civil War effectively ended with General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. To mark this occasion, Brian Beutler w... More

Let them eat cake! The long national nightmare is finally over!

CatholicVote Exclusive: Supreme Court to Overturn All 50 State Constitutions

WASHINGTON, April 1 -- In an unprecedented surprise announcement breaching longstanding protocols of secrecy, a source close to Justice Kennedy revealed to CatholicVote that Obergefell v. Hodges will ... More

Strange Bedfellows: Margaret Sanger and Kim Hammer

A Pro-Life Politician Goes Horribly Wrong

Arkansas State Rep. Kim Hammer had a strong record of defending life. He was a co-sponsor of bill in the Arkansas Legislature to ban abortions after twenty weeks and supported another bill to ban abor... More

Magic Carpet by Viktor Vasnetsov, c. 1919

A Brave New World

Justice Kennedy and Ted Olson take a jurisprudential magic carpet ride: (Olson) You can rewrite the law Same-sex marriage and thruples! Tell me, Justice, now when did You last let your heart dec... More


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