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Tom Hoopes, author of What Pope Francis Really Said, 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.


  1. She was so faithful to her Indian minions that she should have been elected Pope for that work alone. Although Mother. was said to have made a miracle from the Brazilian man who was cured from a debilitating ailment, SHE was the miracle, sent by God, to become the healing Nun. How will Calcutta move forward without her?

    • “Indian minions”?

      “Minion: a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.”

      That’s not how she viewed them, fortunately.

      Is English your second language, Morgan?

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