Joshua Bowman

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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

Grandma's Birthday by "Brenner," 19th Century

Saving Social Security and Marriage–and the World!

During his State of the Union address, President Obama made the obligatory reference to “equal pay for equal work” as part of a larger public debate which has been going on for some time now. Ther... More

The Seal of Virginia

A Majority of One

Andrew Jackson famously never said, “One man with courage makes a majority.” Yesterday, the new Attorney General of Virginia, Mark Herring, announced that he has decided he is no longer bound to d... More

A Deserted Neighborhood

The Invisible War

In the year 1973, the Cold War was at its height. The United States and the Soviet Union possessed enough nuclear weapons to destroy the earth several times over. Fortunately, Nixon’s policy of dét... More

41 Years of Roe v Wade

How Far We’ve Come

For the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Texas Alliance for Life has created a video recounting the progress of the Pro-Life movement. Despite many setbacks, the Pro-Life movement--our movement--i... More

2012 March for Life (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Everyone’s Three Favorite Things: ObamaCare, Taxes, and Abortion

Next week is the March for Life which is especially meaningful this year, as there are several cases before the Supreme Court during this session that touch on essential questions about the sanctity o... More

Just Say No

Pope Says Nope To Dope

With the legal sale of recreational cannabis going into effect last week in Colorado, CNN has released a new poll which shows that only 35% of the population believes toking up is morally wrong and a ... More

A Cat (Felis catus)

The Dog With Nine Lives

It has always been said that dogs go to heaven But sadly for cats there is no dispensation. We must recognize then there is a solution Which upholds dignity for kitten attraction. Don’t ... More

We Three King Penguins?

Is Christmas Racist?

In recent days, there has been much debate over whether popular depictions of Santa Claus are somehow racist. For many years now, American public discourse has become obsessed with trying to extract s... More

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America

Let’s Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a holiday with religious origins, but is arguably the most important secular holiday in America, more so even than Independence Day. The Thanksgiving feast is a celebration of the boun... More

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Albrect Dürer, 1498

Which Side of History?

In a gentler age, we would not have news reports covering an internal family squabble between the daughters of former Vice President Cheney, but such are the times that even the definition of what a f... More


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