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

February 13, 2018, 9:42 AM EST
Rarely does a conservative Catholic find occasion to agree with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. On most moral and political issues, she can be found supporting all things liberal. 
February 6, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
The controversy on the Nunes Memo is raging. Amid the claims and counter-claims, most Americans really don’t know what is happening. I am sure most look at the headlines (those that still look at them) and shrug their shoulders. It is simply too hard to make sense out of anything—emails, text messages, Russians, FBI agents and dossiers. It appears like a scene out of a never-ending movie without a plot.  So many just wish it would end.
February 1, 2018, 12:20 PM EST
Super Bowl Sunday has long been revered by millions of Americans as the greatest football experience of the year. It was something not to be missed.
January 2, 2018, 11:33 AM EST
Last year, I made a New Year’s resolution that I would make my Sundays Internet-free. It was not easy but, with one small exception, I was able to make a complete break with the worldwide web on Sundays. As we enter 2018, I will be renewing the resolution.
December 1, 2017, 11:53 AM EST
As Christmas approaches, there is much talk of a post-Christian America. No one can dispute that the Christ Child finds no place in many secular hearts. For these, Christmas is merely a time of holiday and sparkle with little real significance.
November 20, 2017, 10:42 AM EST
When a society becomes decadent, it can take on the appearance of a haunted house. At some point, personages and institutions that seemed normal before, even acclaimed, now look dark and eerie. Immoral acts long tolerated, celebrated even by the culture, now give off a horrible moral stench.
October 24, 2017, 2:34 PM EDT
Just when it appears modern educators have reached the limit of their bizarre doctrines, they always seem to find something new. The latest trend is banning best friends at school.  Even these most personal relationships must be controlled.
October 17, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT
So many times, I look out at the general moral rottenness and grieve for the nation. I grieve because our decadence appears so overwhelming and it makes me fear the righteous justice of God who is deeply offended by the sins of men.
October 11, 2017, 11:06 AM EDT
As statues of historic figures are being defaced and removed, it was only a matter of time before we could expect the same politically-correct tyranny to impose its own statues upon the public. 
October 4, 2017, 3:57 PM EDT
The events in Las Vegas have shocked the nation. The lone gunman that fired from the thirty-second floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip violated yet one more public place that was once considered safe. From on high, he let loose a barrage of bullets that fell like a veritable “rain” of terror upon a helpless crowd attending the concert below.
September 12, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT
There is a new phase in the old Culture War. It has been long coming. The violence at Charlottesville might well be the opening volley.  
September 6, 2017, 2:51 PM EDT
President Trump signed a declaration designating September 3 as a “Day of Prayer” for Hurricane Harvey victims. The president said that it was appropriate “during times of great need to ask for God’s blessing and God’s guidance.” Thus, even before federal funds start pouring into the region, Americans implored God’s aid.
August 21, 2017, 3:21 PM EDT
Conservatives are frustrated by the present state of affairs. The politicians we have brought to power time and time again cannot get things done. Gridlock reigns in the halls of Congress, and it is not going away anytime soon.
July 24, 2017, 10:40 AM EDT
Does the American religious right hold a theopolitical outlook similar to that of ISIS? That appears to be one of the insinuations of a recent article published by the Italian Jesuit fortnightly publication La Civiltà Cattolica.
June 27, 2017, 1:49 PM EDT
An avalanche of news hits us every day. It gets to the point that we barely have time to read beyond the headlines.
May 18, 2017, 9:38 AM EDT
“To adult” is a new verb that is circulating these days.
April 20, 2017, 10:25 AM EDT
A verdict has been passed on Facebook, and it's not good.
March 22, 2017, 9:44 AM EDT
People need direct human contact.
March 6, 2017, 11:37 AM EST
The problem is not freedom itself, but what it has come to mean.
January 4, 2017, 10:22 AM EST
New Year’s resolution time is here.