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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

Sweet Dreams by Firmin Baes

The Culture of Life is a Culture of Motherhood

Let’s talk about diapers: a newborn baby will need 2,500 diapers in the first year, and many more after that, but state-run programs like WIC and SNAP don’t address even basic needs like diapers. ... More

Sterling with his erstwhile mistress (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Why is Racism Different?

A few weeks ago, conservatives rushed to support Brendan Eich, so if we are consistent, why shouldn't we defend Donald Sterling too? One could argue that even if the First Amendment does not apply, ... More

Easter Vigil

Visualizing the Paschal Triduum

Easter is here! Alleluia! As we contemplate this joyous season, here is a visual representation in word cloud form of the rites of the Paschal Triduum from the past several days. Holy Thursday: ... More

Flevit Super Illam by Enrique Simonet, 1892

“He saw the city and wept over it”

In American electoral politics, we take for granted that liberals will win in the cities and conservatives will win in the country with the suburbs up for grabs. However, this is increasingly an unten... More

Pierrot and Harlequin (Mardi Gras) by Paul Cezanne, 1888

CV EXCLUSIVE: Pope Francis to Celebrate Clown Mass

THE VATICAN, April 1 -- EXCLUSIVE to Catholic Vote, sources in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments have revealed that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict will ... More

Frontispiece for the Tragicall History of D. Faustus, 1616

Speaking Ill of the Dead

As of this morning, the exact cause of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains an unsolved mystery. However, it seems most plausible based on what we know so far that the hypothesis ... More

A Bagel with Lox

Five Reasons We Should Always Eat Fish on Fridays

Everybody knows that as Catholics, we eat fish on Fridays during Lent. Many Catholics also keep meatless Fridays throughout the rest of the year. There are countless articles on all the popular Cathol... More

Pope Francis the Liberator

Did Pope Francis Support Civil Unions?

Well, no. Actually he didn't do anything of the kind. Of course, the liberal media will never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Here's what CNN wrote yesterday: Pope Francis reaffirmed th... More

Saint Patrick Lighting the Pascal Fire on the Hill of Slane by Victor Waldré, c. 1801

Banned in Boston?

All is not well in Beantown. The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade is the latest target in the LGBT bullying campaign to destroy freedom of expression. The Allied War Veterans of South Boston ha... More

A Pride Flag

True Colors

With the successful campaign to smear and intimidate the supporters of Arizona Senate Bill 1062 into silence, we have seen the true colors of modern liberalism: it is a totalitarian movement which see... More


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