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. A frequent contributor to Catholic publications, he began his career as a reporter in the Washington, D.C., area and as press secretary for U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer. He lives in Atchison with his wife and those of his nine children still at home. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute.

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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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Time Magazine, Meet These Strong Sisters

Now Time magazine is doing it. A couple of weeks ago, Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times wrote a column (Sister Acts) praising religious sisters. Well, certain ones. As I argued at Aleteia, Kri... More

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Five Ways to Be Catholic at Work

Maybe it’s because of September. Maybe it’s because the great Patrick Lencioni will be on campus next week. Maybe it’s because my desk is a pile of papers each facing a different direction … b... More

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Lose Sexual Morality, Get Sexual Regulations

As school begins, student orientation at campuses across the country this year involves more than directions to the library and the hours of the fitness center. A full-scale federal assault on sexual ... More

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America Needs the Obama They Voted For, Not the One They Got

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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The ‘Fool-Priest’ Is Dead: Robin Williams, Rest in Peace

In the wake of the death of Robin Williams, Facebook and Twitter lit up with reminiscences. The best YouTube, for me, was the sign off from Mork to Orson about the loss of a friend (see it below). ... More

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“I Like Having Lots of Siblings Because…”

It was June. My phone had a new message on it from my daughter. She was away on mission in India. I gathered the children and plugged the phone into the speaker to listen. I immediately regretted p... More

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Progressive Hatred: Salon’s White Hot Headlines

“Conservatives think that liberals are good people with bad ideas, whereas liberals think conservatives are bad people." Todd Zywicki recalled that aphorism after reading a Johnathon Haidt book. ... More

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Christianity On the Rise Amid Persecution

“There are more witnesses, more martyrs in the Church today than there were in the first centuries,” said Pope Francis last week. He decried the persecution but added “The Church grows thanks ... More


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