Gary Potter

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.

The ‘Splendid Little War’

Exactly 120 years ago this month, the United States was gearing up to go to war. In April Congress would declare it, government in those days still adhering to the constitutional requirement that Congress declare the nation’s wars instead of … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have … Continue reading


History-minded readers will recognize the letters A.E.I.O.U. as the logo of the Habsburg dynasty and therefore Austria when it was the center of the Holy Roman Empire that they ruled for centuries, an empire which became the Austro-Hungarian one, the … Continue reading

Who Knew?

I recently met a charming and intelligent young woman who, like myself, is a convert. Also like myself she learned the Faith in France. In her case she grew up in the country, loves its traditional culture as I came … Continue reading


November before last I wrote an article for the SBC website marking the fortieth anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco and comparing Spain when he governed the country to Spain now that it is no longer Catholic, no more … Continue reading

The Power of Silence

A few years ago I wasted money on a book that purported to be about the history and importance of silence in Catholicism. It turned out to be an exercise in political correctness instead. This became apparent in the opening … Continue reading


Having fouled Earth with the works of their modern substitute for religion, science and technology, liberals imagine they can build a perfect world in outer space by means of science and technology that are now more “advanced” than they were … Continue reading

Feminism’s Goal

It was obvious to all with eyes to see that when feminism arose as a social and political force in the 1960s it was only tangentially about equal pay for equal work or anything like that. Of course seeking equality … Continue reading

The Anti-Trump “Resistance”

During the weeks since President Trump’s inauguration, Americans have witnessed the sorry spectacle of his opponents acting exactly the way they predicted his supporters might do if he lost in November: demonstrate unwillingness and even outright refusal to accept the … Continue reading


In his most important book, Catholicism, Liberalism and Socialism, the great nineteenth-century Spanish Catholic political thinker Juan Donoso Cortes wrote: “Man cannot aspire to an impossible felicity in this obscure valley of our dark pilgrimage without losing the little happiness … Continue reading

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