Joshua Bowman

June 14, 2013
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 […]
June 4, 2013
"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 […]
May 23, 2013
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 […]
May 20, 2013
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 […]
May 14, 2013
"Paying the Tax," by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, c.1620

Conservatives? Harass them! Planned Parenthood? Fund them!

The Washington Post now reports that officials at the highest levels of the Internal Revenue Service were aware of the program to target conservative organizations applying […]
May 9, 2013
Marriage of the Virgin (1523), by Rosso Fiorentino

Delaware and Rhode Island Substitute Human Folly for God’s Ageless Wisdom

In the last few days, Delaware and Rhode Island have joined the ultra-liberal bloc of mainly northeastern states that have redefined marriage. The institution of marriage […]