Tom Hoopes

June 6, 2014

Obama’s Taliban Trade and Violence Against Women

In late May, as  women were marching against misogynistic violence in Isla Vista,  Calif.,  and speaking out on Twitter, the Obama administration was brokering a deal […]
May 31, 2014

The Pope Francis Playlist: Songs Against the Idolatry of Money

Pope Francis likes to warn against the idolatry of money so prevalent in our day… so I made a Pope Francis Playlist. The songs excoriate, lament or […]
May 31, 2014

How New Media Can Enhance Our Lives

He was right — it did. But of course writing did much more than that: It put an order and discipline to our thinking that not […]
May 30, 2014

How New Media Are Destroying Our Lives

Plato worried that the new media called “writing” would ruin our memories – and he was right. “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in […]
May 6, 2014

Catholics Speak Out About Their Homosexuality

If you haven’t yet, check out “The Third Way” video from Blackstone Films. It is worth spending each of the 38 minutes it takes to watch […]
April 15, 2014

God Save the Oddballs: A Case for Catholic College

When I was a Freshman at the University of Arizona, I used to go on long walks alone at night, restlessly traversing the Tucson, Ariz., campus […]
April 11, 2014

Popes Clearly Say Who Can and Can’t Receive Communion

Reading the comments to John’s excellent post about Bishop Paprocki, I sense a kind of amnesia. So, for the record: There is already lots of clarity about […]