John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Soceity--Where We've Been, How We Go Here, and Where We Need to Go. He lives in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, where he is the vice president of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

My Articles

May 10, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT
It is dangerous to compare the nation to a corporation.  A nation reflects a whole culture with all its richness, creativity and vivacity. It is an organic entity that has a life of its own that does not appear on spreadsheets. Applying the corporate model to a nation is a modern obsession that often ends in disaster.
April 27, 2016, 11:22 AM EDT
Among the writing of Church Fathers, Saint Augustine writes with great eloquence of the benefits the Church bestows upon society. Contrary to those in our days who see Christians as threats and intruders in the public square, Saint Augustine claims that those who live up to the standards of Christ’s teachings are society’s greatest benefactors and defenders.
March 24, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its infamous Obergefell decision approving same-sex “marriage,” activists hoped that the matter would be settled. However, it appears the contrary has happened. Over 4,223 rallies held nationwide on March 19 registered a loud “No!” to those who would undermine the institution of marriage.
February 18, 2016, 10:24 AM EST
Perhaps it is best to start by saying there is no ideal presidential candidate now running in the race in either party. None of them has all the qualities that are presently needed, although some candidates may have a few of them. No candidate is proportional to the crisis that is coming.
January 7, 2016, 10:03 AM EST
As the anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches on January 22, those who have long fought the important battle against abortion know that it is not only this issue that must be protested. Connected to abortion is a web of other nefarious practices that make up what has been aptly called the culture of death.
December 3, 2015, 10:38 AM EST
The issues now being debated in the 2016 elections are framed as if the country revolved around a great big cookie jar. The benefits and promises candidates offer are like cookies that must be substantial, instantly gratifying and abundant.
September 17, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Many conservatives are facing the brutal reality of a culture that undermines their Faith and destroys their values. Not a few have made the logical comparison to the Christians facing both the Roman Empire’s decadent “establishment” and the ruthlessly aggressive ways of the barbarians who threatened to destroy what remained of civilization.
July 8, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
One thing is clear about the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex “marriage.” It was not only about marriage. Rather it was about what might be called the Bruce Jennerization of law or the triumph of unreality.
June 2, 2015, 5:10 PM EDT
Scratch the soul of many a conservative and beneath you will find a villager. Something is there that attracts these Americans to more natural and simpler lifestyles. Perhaps it is because organic and authentic things appear restful and reassuring in a world of uncertainties and anxieties.
April 20, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
Those who want to opt out of serving at same-sex “marriage” functions often claim a right to religious liberty. Some say it is a matter of following one’s beliefs and conscience. Still others believe it involves freedom of speech and opinions.
March 25, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT
It is easy to dismiss the decay of Christian morals as a sign of the times against which not much can be done. For example, many see the fact that the traditional family is no longer considered a means for the security of our future as simply a sign of the times. The same might be said about the denial that a father and a mother constitute the two most natural and normal components of a family.
February 19, 2013, 5:06 PM EST
The debate over what’s really wrong with our economy seems irreconcilably divided into two camps.