Joshua Bowman

March 6, 2013

March Conclave Madness: Sweet Sistine!

The general congregation of cardinals is now in progress and the Sistine Chapel has been closed to visitors. Almost all of the 115 eligible cardinal-electors have […]
February 28, 2013

What Barack Could Learn from Benedict

This is especially true of men entrusted with great power. In the case of President Obama and soon-to-be Pope Emeritus Benedict, the contrast of the two […]
February 22, 2013
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI since 2005) and Cardinal Franciszek Macharski on May 10, 2003, during the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Stanislaus in Szczepanów, Poland. Picture taken by Marian Lambert and released under CC-BY license by Szamil (

Will the Next Pope Be Pro-Life?

This is an absurd question of course, but that hasn’t stopped various media commentators from criticizing various papabili for being vigorous defenders of the unborn and […]
February 20, 2013

Dear Media: Meet the First African Pope!

With the imminent election of a new pope, we are sure to hear a lot of talk from liberal media personalities that the Catholic Church should elect […]