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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


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

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



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