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. 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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March Leaders Can Thank the Unaborted Bishop

This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop. My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey a... More

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Prayer for Putting Christmas Decorations Away

For many Catholics, today (or next week, the Baptism of the Lord, or Candlemas Feb. 2) is the day to take down Christmas decorations. Here’s a prayer to say to make it more meaningful: “Lord J... More

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A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What's the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the first martyr, and more. Chr... More

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Our Desperate Need for Christmas

It’s happening again. The streets of Atchison are lit up like a firefly convention. People are dashing madly around to Christmas shopping, Christmas concerts, Christmas parties and Christmas movies.... More

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No, Francis is not the Catholic Obama

Adam Shaw, the video game critic, has not been especially sought after as a commentator on faith before. Now, thanks to the power of Drudge, I am receiving e-mails about his critique of the Pope as... More

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Five Disappointing Things About Advent

Advent must have been something great back in the day. The sober, quiet calm before the storm of Christmas cheer. A time to hole up and gather energy for the Christmas feast. It is not so anymore. ... More

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Rush vs. the Pope: 7 Quotes Answered

Rush Limbaugh let fly a barrage of criticism yesterday about what he called “the latest anti-capitalist proclamation from the pope.” He was talking about Evangelii Gaudium, but he was getting his ... More

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Black Friday for Walmart and for Obamacare

Black Friday. That’s the name  first given by police for the frenzied, aggressive  shopping day after Thanksgiving. This year the Friday after Thanksgiving is a big deal for another reason: It... More

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Obama and the Disillusionment of America

We have come a long way since the rock-solid convictions of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the high hopes of John F.Kennedy's aim-for-the-moon and "ask not" rhetoric. The anniversaries we... More

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Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I go. Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Cult... More


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