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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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Why Americans Have a Hard Time Accepting Climate ‘Science’

I'll admit it: I have no idea how much the earth is warming or why. How can I have no idea when it has been repeated so often in the news? Easy. The "science" we have been given so often by the med... More

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Quit the Cardinal Conspiracy Rumors on Communion and Marriage

The rumors are swirling: Are the rules about to change? No, they aren’t. The Church cannot provide communion to those who are divorced and remarried without an annulment. This is because the Chur... More

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Bishops Spell Out the Frightening Facts About Ebola

A statement by the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference on Ebola, and a follow-up “12 Things You Need to Know” article is a great source of information about this new threat. Here’s a summary of... More

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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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