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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

1. Holmes and Watson

Who Needs Fathers? 20 Famous Partnerships

While expecting our second child, my wife and I went to the hospital for an orientation to make sure we didn’t try to go to the cardiovascular operating room instead of labor and delivery on the Big... More

No #hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim?

A Tale of Two Prisoners

The Catholic teaching of just war is an extension of the duty of men to protect women and children from violence, but Meriam Ibrahim and her two children are sitting in prison and she will likely earn... More

Jesus, Take the Wheel? (Google Photo via AP)

What Does God Need With a Starship?

Last week, Google made headlines with the announcement of a prototype driverless car right out of the pages of a science fiction novel. The wizards of Mountain View are so confident in their technolog... More

The Lion of Lucerne

The Five Most Important Battles in Catholic History

In America, we are all blessed with the freedom to practice our religious beliefs, not only in the secret depths of our hearts but fully and openly in the public square. Protestants, Catholics, Jews, ... More

Out, damned spot! out, I say!

Sympathy for the Devil

Justice Scalia was right. Satan is very much present in the world. As the august jurist said to New York Magazine back in October, “What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or i... More

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


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