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

July 11, 2018, 2:03 PM EDT
With the choice of Brett Kavanaugh as candidate for Supreme Court Justice, the confirmation hearings will soon begin with a now familiar ritual of evading Roe v. Wade.
July 9, 2018, 4:19 PM EDT
There is talk of a new American civil war. Indeed, the vitriol of opposing parties is reaching levels heretofore unseen. It is especially vicious now over the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. There is nothing civil about this coming war. For now, it is still a culture battle, but it might be better labeled as an uncivil war.
June 13, 2018, 2:29 PM EDT
A friend of mine works at a health clinic in a medium-sized town in the Midwest. He told me about a peculiar kind of patient that comes in for treatment. They are young and old, rich and poor.  They are men and women. It is safe to say they represent a cross section of America.
May 16, 2018, 3:07 PM EDT
Something is sacred when it separates that which belongs to God alone from the rest of the world. The sacred speaks of heavenly things and leaves below earthly concerns. The sacred is outside of time and space. It contains the mystery of all things infinite and ineffable. Indeed, the very word sacred comes from the Latin verb sacrare, which means to set apart or consecrate.
May 3, 2018, 3:46 PM EDT
The liberal order that has long sustained modernity is crumbling. It is no secret. Society is coming apart and fragmenting. People are concerned about the future.
April 26, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT
It was only a matter of time before something like this appeared. It’s called the “the Sarco,” a capsule designed by Dutch engineer Alex Bannink and activist Philip Nitschke. One model is described as a 3D-printable “death machine” that can be printed out anywhere and activated to induce death when the user chooses.
April 5, 2018, 4:19 PM EDT
Sometimes there is no explanation for some actions. It can’t be a question of ignorance. It can’t be a mistake in judgment.
March 29, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT
In the marches, walkouts and debates over gun violence, young people claim to be victims. Some even say they are the only valid, even prophetic voice speaking out. However, one question goes unanswered: Why are young people killing other young people?
March 20, 2018, 11:52 AM EDT
As I stood on the country highway praying a rosary for marriage, I could not help but think I was on the front line. Talking about traditional marriage is essential, but it can be done from the safety of the home. Writing about the subject is an exercise done in the isolation of an office. When you are out in front of hundreds of passing cars or pedestrian traffic, that is the front line.
March 1, 2018, 3:13 PM EST
The Russian collusion case has been dominating the headlines for some time. Recent indictments seem to prove that 13 Russian individuals and three companies operated thousands of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts aimed at influencing the American elections and destabilizing the country. Investigators have sounded the alarm saying tens of millions may have been exposed to the false postings.    
February 26, 2018, 2:07 PM EST
The death of Billy Graham has led many to reflect upon what it means for America. The popular evangelical figure was more than a preacher. He was man-symbol who represented the way much of Protestant America has practiced religion over the decades. His message was much more temperamental than doctrinal; more personal than social.
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.