Military Order of Alcántara

Alcántara, a town on the Tagus whose name means here crossed by a bridge—cantara, and it is situated in the plain of Estremadura, a great field of conflict for the Moslems and Christians of Spain in the twelfth century. Alcántara … Continue reading

Reflections on Women in Combat

One of the most earthshaking decisions of our country in 2015 occurred on December 3, when Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter declared that all combat jobs would become open to women with “no exceptions.” While it is horrible enough that … Continue reading

The Epic Spirit

We need to define what we mean by epopee and the epic spirit well. Epopee is the marvelous, not only the aesthetic marvelous but the marvelous placed in battle array and exposed to risk, even imminent risk. Epopee is the … Continue reading

March for Life 2013: Pressing On to Victory

Hundreds of thousands from around the nation gathered for the 40th March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 25. The yearly event commemorates the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion on demand. Despite the freezing … Continue reading

The Decay of the Middle Ages

In the fourteenth century a transformation of mentality began to take place in Christian Europe; in the course of the fifteenth century it became ever more apparent. The thirst for earthly pleasures became a burning desire. Diversions became more and … Continue reading

Launching An American Knight in Washington

On October 27, the TFP Washington Bureau was filled with friends and supporters to hear a presentation on the book, An American Knight The Life of Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC just authored by TFP member Norman Fulkerson. The author … Continue reading

A Story of Exceptional Valor and Faith

An old adage states that you only meet two great people in a lifetime. After visiting Col. John W. Ripley (USMC Ret.), I can say I met my first one. As Col. Ripley politely invited my colleagues from Tradition, Family … Continue reading

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