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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That Didn’t Take Long: Praising Multi-Spouse Marriage

That didn’t take long. Salon magazine this morning is extolling the virtues of multi-spouse marriages. Same-sex “marriage” proponents have always scoffed at the idea that redefining marriage ... More


Lector for Rio’s Millions Met Christ

I just caught up with Katherine Bauman, who I know as a  junior at Benedictine College in Kansas and native of Denver, but who more than 3 million young people know as “The American girl who did th... More

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Top 10 Rio Quotes: What Francis Said and Why

Here are my favorite Pope Francis World Youth Day quotes, and my case for why they are important. 1. Since so many people are gloomy about the Church’s future after defeats, he said: “Christia... More


Does ‘The Conjuring’ Hate Women?

Driving back from seeing The Conjuring, my daughter and I tried to guess why Andrew O’Hehir thought it was “woman hating.” We had watched the horror movie about Catholic ghost hunters because... More


Catholic Imagination at the Movies

Can Catholics win the culture? Not only can we; we have, throughout history. “Can a film change the world?” asked Time magazine in March 2008. Yes, it said – and reported a $100 million U.... More

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POLL: Your Favorite Catholic Movies

Benedictine College’s Catholic Hall of Fame wants to know your favorite “Proudly Catholic” movies. Think Les Miserables, For Greater Glory and The Rite: The Gregorian Institute promotes Catho... More

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Top 10 Awkward Facts About the Atheist Monument

Atheists unveiled a monument next to a Ten Commandments monument in Florida. The group that built it plans to put up 50 more nationwide. 1. A quote on it says: “An atheist believes that a hospita... More


Do You Have Common Sense? Clearly, You Should Be Catholic

An Open Letter to People With Common Sense: You have seen the news. The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned what so many of us supported (way more than opposed it, that’s for sure), in one way or a... More

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VIDEO: Priest to IRS-You Can’t Stop Us

Today is the first day of the Fortnight for Freedom, and a great day for priests to remember: The Constitution doesn't say you can't say what you want from the pulpit. In fact, the Constitution say... More


Dan Brown’s Inferno Says Church Leads World To Hell

Is Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and the new blockbuster novel Inferno, a clever pulp fiction author or a dastardly propagandist? In Inferno, the Catholic Church is a villain again, only t... More



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