Tom Hoopes

December 3, 2014
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In Defense of ‘Mary Did You Know?’

When Bono said “There’s been a lot of talk about this next song, maybe way too much talk,” he could have been talking about “Mary Did […]
November 22, 2014

Can Pro-Lifers Grab the Latino Vote?

I was writing at Aleteia about the two duties of Catholics to Latinos. Since they are predominately Catholic (or lapsed Catholic) we have to be their point […]
November 10, 2014

Why We Call Them Heroes

This Veterans week, there is growing irritation on the part of some to the modern American custom of calling all veterans heroes. One recent example is […]
November 10, 2014
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Father Larry Richards Defends the Pope

“Ok, I have had it.” Father Larry Richards wrote on his Facebook page on Oct 28. There followed the first strong words of a defense of […]
November 6, 2014

How Congress Makes or Breaks a President

The conventional wisdom says America’s success or failure is all about the president. Bush was a bad one, so the economy tanked … and Clinton was […]
October 28, 2014

A Pope, a Jesuit and an Archbishop Create a Teachable Moment on Same-Sex “Marriage”

The case became a teachable moment because Omaha Archbishop George Lucas responded to the letter — and it all happened on a day when Pope Francis […]
October 18, 2014

Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is […]
October 12, 2014

Inconceivable? John Paul II Was a Princess Bride Fan

The New York Post today reported on Cary Elwes’ new book. He’s the actor who played the Wesley in The Princess Bride, and the book recounts […]
October 11, 2014

Stephen King, JFK, Jesus, Reagan and Obama

What kind of story would attract the guy directing the new Star Wars and new Star Trek movies to do an Internet-only TV series? Stephen King’s […]