Tom Hoopes

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Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas, where he teaches in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department and edits The Gregorian, a Catholic identity speech digest. He was previously editor of the National Catholic Register for 10 years and with his wife, April, of Faith & Family magazine for five. A frequent contributor to Catholic publications, he began his career as a reporter in the Washington, D.C., area and as press secretary for U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer. He lives in Atchison with his wife and those of his nine children still at home. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute.

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Pope Francis, Management Guru

It’s not often that the Harvard Business Review shares papal wisdom for the benefit of its readers. But the Harvard Business Review just did. Gary Hamel, a big name in management advice, yes... More

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New Netflix Series: Angsty Catholic Daredevil

Netflix is debuting a superhero series today: “Marvel’s Daredevil”. The first season is streaming for subscribers starting April 10, and like the Ben Affleck movie in 1993, it references the... More

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10 Ways the Church Is Rising

  We are used to thinking of Christianity as a spent force, a dying ancient religion that had its day in the sun and now is over and done with. That is exactly how his opponents thought o... More

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Modern Martyrs’ Stations of the Cross

Opening prayer: Lord Jesus, Pope Francis has asked us to contemplate “the martyrs of our own time” saying, “They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure insult and injury with dignity. They fo... More

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VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in Mosul on tonight’s 60 Minute... More

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Words Only Hardcore Catholics Understand (With Translations)

I started thinking about this when we told friends one Friday in Lent, “We’re going to stations, then we’re going to have a lame, late dinner.” Of course we meant: “We’re attending ... More

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Democrats Fear a ‘Catholic Apocalypse’

“The Democratic Party is facing a Catholic apocalypse,” Patricia Miller warns at Salon. Her article does a good job of marshaling statistics, but when she assesses the reasons for the apoc... More

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Honoring Love: Jean Vanier To Get Templeton Prize

It was announced today, March 11, that Jean Vanier, one of the great Catholic men of our time, has been awarded the Templeton Prize. Vanier is the 86-year-old founder of L’Arche, communities fo... More

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Why Conservatives Should Want to End the Death Penalty

Capital punishment is often used as a “cover” issue by conservatives and liberals. For those who self-identify as liberal, being against capital punishment can be a way to be pro-life witho... More

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Lives of the Martyrs: Heroes ISIS Gave Us

I gave a talk last night in Bendena, Kansas, about martyrs of the 21st century, starting with the Coptic Christians of Egypt and working backwards to some of those killed in the 9/11 attacks on Amer... More


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