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 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
What America needs in a president right now is an inspirational civil-rights figure, peace leader and health-care champion. Why is it that we don’t have that? The headlines of the past summer ... More
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