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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. He began his career as press secretary for the U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman and is a frequent contributor to Catholic publications. He lives in Atchison with his wife and nine children. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute.

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A Pope, a Jesuit and an Archbishop Create a Teachable Moment on Same-Sex “Marriage”

Creighton University president Father Timothy Lannon announced in a letter to the university's board of trustees that the university will pay benefits to same-sex couples legally married in other stat... More

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Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” Sunday Gospel. It is famous be... More

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Inconceivable? John Paul II Was a Princess Bride Fan

The New York Post today reported on Cary Elwes’ new book. He’s the actor who played the Wesley in The Princess Bride, and the book recounts his meeting with a surprise fan of the movie: St. Joh... More

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Stephen King, JFK, Jesus, Reagan and Obama

What kind of story would attract the guy directing the new Star Wars and new Star Trek movies to do an Internet-only TV series? [caption id="attachment_62422" align="alignright" width="300"] Italia... More

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10 Things That Would Not Exist if Atheists Were Right

1. Tolerance Tolerance can only exist if truth exists. If moral relativism is right — if “my truth” and “your truth” are equally valid, and there is no absolute truth we both have to seek ... More

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Why Americans Have a Hard Time Accepting Climate ‘Science’

I'll admit it: I have no idea how much the earth is warming or why. How can I have no idea when it has been repeated so often in the news? Easy. The "science" we have been given so often by the med... More

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Quit the Cardinal Conspiracy Rumors on Communion and Marriage

The rumors are swirling: Are the rules about to change? No, they aren’t. The Church cannot provide communion to those who are divorced and remarried without an annulment. This is because the Chur... More

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Bishops Spell Out the Frightening Facts About Ebola

A statement by the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference on Ebola, and a follow-up “12 Things You Need to Know” article is a great source of information about this new threat. Here’s a summary of... More

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Is Obama Making a Just War Unjust?

As we know, the way you end a war can be unjust. But can the way you start a just war render it unjust, too? Let’s look at Obama’s call to arms against ISIS and “the strict conditions for leg... More

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No, Mitt, Don’t

A Message to Team Romney   Two recent news developments suggest Mitt Romney is sending up trial balloons to see if he should run again for president. First was a Thursday Washington Post ... More


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