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

Detail from The Last Judgement by Fra Angelico, 1430

The Devil Went Down to Texas

The Texas State Legislature has reconvened in special session to take up legislation protecting the rights of the unborn after protesters overran the statehouse last week to prevent the Senate from co... More

The Guaita fortress and part of the city of San Marino

What are Catholics To Do? Here are the Top 5 Places for Voluntary Exile

Over the past few years, Catholics have seen a non-stop assault on traditional values. With the reversal of DOMA by the Supreme Court, the aggressively anti-Catholic liberal agenda will only become st... More

You Can't Chase a Rainbow (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Supreme Court Chases Rainbows

For all the pomp and protests, the Supreme Court’s decisions today in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor have not changed anything. The supreme majesty of the Universe and the orbit... More

St. Joseph by Guido Reni

Justice and the Domestic Church

On the occasion of Father’s Day, we should consider that fully one quarter of households in the United States have no father present. On a per-capita basis, one in three children does not have his o... More

Circle VIII, Bolgia 10 where falsifiers afflicted by leprosy are constantly clawing at each others' skin

Snowden, Lerner, and the Sin of Bearing False Witness

Two government acronyms are forever tainted by scandal. First, the revelations of malfeasance and corruption within the IRS destroyed whatever last remnants of goodwill that agency might have had with... More

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Christ Didn’t Tell the Woman at the Well: “Go and Get Plan B”

After relentless and vociferous criticism from feminist organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius has abandoned her opposition to the over-the-counter sale to minors of the ... More

"It's Bigger on the Inside"

Want to Travel in Time? Go To Mass!

If you’re like me, fans of the Doctor Who series on the BBC have been filling your Facebook timeline with speculation about who will be the next eponymous “Doctor” in the series. If you’re lik... More

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery by Alessandro Turchi, c. 1600

Why Do Liberals Love to Hate Catholic Schools?

A former Catholic school teacher, Christa Dias, is suing the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for firing her after she artificially inseminated herself to conceive a child out of wedlock, which is a violatio... More

St. Thomas More

Lois Lerner and the Devil

Our government is based on constitutional limits to power. It is therefore bitterly ironic that Lois Lerner now avails herself of those constitutional protections after abusing her prerogatives as a c... More

People wave a Vatican flag in St. Peter's Square on the night Pope Francis was elected. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

In America, Every Day is Pentecost

The celebration of Pentecost is a perfect occasion to think about the history--and the future--of the United States as a nation of immigrants. Like the crowd assembled in Jerusalem on the first Pentec... More


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