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.
Pope Francis likes to warn against the idolatry of money so prevalent in our day... so I made a Pope Francis Playlist. The songs excoriate, lament or exhort those who consider money something more im... More
“As long as I have breath within me I shall cry out Peace in the name of God!” So said Pope John Paul II, in 2002, when he was rapidly losing the breath within him. He spoke to America a... More
Augustine’s heart was restless until it rested in God. For me it was my legs, too. When I was a Freshman at the University of Arizona, I used to go on long walks alone at night, restlessly traver... More
Reading the comments to John's excellent post about Bishop Paprocki, I sense a kind of amnesia. So, for the record: There is already lots of clarity about communion and pro-abortion politicians. A... More
The saints who will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II by implementing it. In planning... More