About Gary Potter

Gary Potter is a native of California. After attending public schools, a professional theater academy and college, he spent two years sailing in the Merchant Marine and another four living in France, where he discovered the Faith. Following Baptism into the Church and time working in advertising in New York, he began his career in Catholic journalism in 1966 as a founding editor of the legendary Triumph magazine. Besides Triumph and two publications of which he later was editor, Truth & Justice and CCPA News & Views (the publication of Catholics for Christian Political Action), articles by him have appeared in National Review, Human Events, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the National Catholic Register, Faith & Reason, The Wanderer, The Remnant, The Angelus, From the Housetops and numerous other places. He is the author of After the Boston Heresy Case, and has a book in the works on the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Potter lives with his wife, Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

He gave numerous lectures that are available on our online store.

Guns in the Wrong Hands

In real time these lines are being written three weeks before Donald Trump is due to be sworn in as President of the United States. I’m praying that he survives until his inauguration and then afterward. Survives? Of all I’ve … Continue reading

The “Threat” of Populism

Following the Brexit vote in the U.K. in June and Donald Trump’s unexpected election victory mainstream media have been filled with reports about a wave of populism that supposedly threatens to wash right across the formerly Christian and now liberal … Continue reading

“The Time Has Not Come”

Although these lines won’t reach readers until after the event, in real time they are written prior to the November 8 presidential election. The voting won’t affect what is said because neither of the major-party candidates, not the one who … Continue reading

Dropped Down the Memory Hole

Affirmation today of the dogma that outside the Church there is no salvation (extra ecclesiam nulla salus) is usually immediately qualified with “but…” The qualification is meant as a sign by whoever affirms the teaching that he does not really … Continue reading

Placing Blame Where It Belongs

The downward spiral of society in Western Europe and North America that began in the sixteenth century with the Protestant revolt, accelerated in the eighteenth when liberal rule began to replace Christian government and then gathered still more speed during … Continue reading

To Vote or Not?

The full force of the nation’s quadrennial general-election campaign season is about to hit us. It will not occur to the majority of the nation’s voters who identify as Catholic to assess candidates in the light of teachings of the … Continue reading

Anti-Life

I don’t know about you, but old enough as I am to remember how the killing of more than 200,000 Japanese civilians in the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, especially the technological feat of accomplishing it with a single … Continue reading

Speaking Catholic

Of the many writers I have known, some briefly, others long and well enough to call them friends, and speaking here only of ones who are deceased, perhaps none wrote more that has proved to be of greater lasting value … Continue reading

Our Wrong Economics

The nation’s quadrennial election charade is upon us once again, and once again there is no major-party candidate a Catholic can support with a completely clear conscience, not if he is serious about pro-life, peace instead of perpetual war, and … Continue reading

Brothers?

Two months ago I wrote for the SBC website about God or Nothing, a recent and inspiring book that offers the record of conversations between a journalist and Robert Cardinal Sarah, who hails from the West African nation of Guinea … Continue reading

God or Nothing

Our subject here is an important and inspiring book published earlier this year, God or Nothing. It resembles The Ratzinger Report, a record of conversations between a journalist and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when the latter was still Prefect of … Continue reading