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

It Will Take More Than Barricades to Stop WWII Veterans (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Seven Days of Shutdown (and Counting)

The so-called government “shutdown” which is not really a shutdown at all, but perhaps more of a slowdown, is now approaching the end of its first week. In that time, President Obama has used the ... More

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Real Pope Francis vs. Media Pope Francis

Everyone is talking about the Big Interview that Pope Francis gave last week. Catholic blogs are abuzz. My news feed on The Facebook is full of a mix of inspiring quotes and frustrations with the me... More

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ObamaCare’s Hidden Pregnancy Tax

[caption id="attachment_39346" align="alignright" width="200"] Pregnant? You'd Better Start Saving[/caption] In the law, what is left unsaid is as important as what is said. Nowhere is this more tr... More

World War II Cemetery and Memorial, near Colleville-sur-mer in Normandy, France

For God or For Country?

Perhaps you have heard about the story of Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, USAF? Then again, with the media’s attention dominated by Syria, maybe you haven’t. Here’s his story: Monk, who is... More

Prayer Works

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Mainstream media outlets are now reporting that the mystery of the so-called “angel priest” has been “solved.” After many days of wondering, we now know that the priest who appeared at the sce... More

Pope Francis doing Catholic stuff (CNA Photo/Alan Holdren)

Is Pope Francis Catholic?

This is an absurd rhetorical question, but it bears asking, because according to Jon O’Brien, president of the hilariously named “Catholics for Choice,” Pope Francis is not nearly Catholic enoug... More

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard his plane while returning to Rome from World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Did Pope Francis Say Homosexual Behavior Is OK?

Short Answer: No Pope Francis made some impromptu remarks for reporters while returning from World Youth Day, and now headlines across the mainstream media blare that he made some kind of stunning ... More

Still from Lord of the Flies (1990), MGM Studios

Responsible Parenting is Such a Drag

This week, the online magazine Slate ran a disturbing photo-journal on a group of parents who are on the forefront of the culture wars by not merely allowing, but actively encouraging boys as young as... More

Only Doc Brown and Marty McFly Know What the Future Will Be

Five Arguments for Gay Marriage

Emboldened and energized by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s scathing and intellectually dishonest ad hominem attacks in his ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act at the federal level, advocates o... More

Poster for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"

Marriage up for Re-Election in Ohio in 2014

Fortunately for us, the founding fathers did not give God term limits or make religious liberty stand for re-election every two years. Nevertheless, same-sex marriage advocates in Ohio are campaigning... More


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