Farewell to a Legend

The family and friends of Col. John Walter Ripley said their final goodbyes during a moving funeral ceremony on November 7, 2008 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was laid to rest with full military honors in … Continue reading

Tribute to an American Knight

War hero, practicing Catholic and cherished friend of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), Col. John Ripley, died at his home in Annapolis, Maryland on November 1, 2008. Col. John Ripley was born June … 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

“Jesus, Mary, Get Me There!”

Introduction When a society no longer respects and honors the fighting men willing to shed their blood for its principles, the fault lies not with the fighting men but with society itself. Ingratitude is a subtle vice, but a vice … Continue reading

How to Say No to Gun Control

Polls show you are losing a coming plebiscite vote favoring gun control by a margin of three to one. The major networks are against you. The federal government is against you. Members of the clergy are against you. You do … Continue reading

What They Say About The American TFP

“I could not agree with you more on the need to take the Fatima message to Catholics across the world. Your campaign to bring devotions into homes and rekindle religious practice there is commendable.” John Cardinal O’Connor Archbishop of New … Continue reading

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