Tom Hoopes

April 4, 2014

A Scripture Scholar, a Great Books Guy, a Campus Minister and an Engineer Walk Into Noah …

Last night I saw Darren Aronofsky’s new movie Noah, starring Russel Crowe, with Benedictine friends: a Scripture Scholar, a Mechanical Engineer, our Director of College Ministry
April 1, 2014

12 Stunning Statues of John Paul the Great

On April 2, his death anniversary, enjoy these statues of John Paul II from around the world culled from Flickr’s Creative Commons. They show the universal
March 26, 2014

Before Noah: Top 100 Proudly Catholic Movies

The Passion of the Christ was the favorite, but two 2012 movies rated in the top 10: Les Miserables at No. 4 and For Greater Glory
March 24, 2014

Stop Applauding Duke Student’s Porn Career

Miley Cyrus putting “twerking” on televisions and smart phones across the country was nothing. Belle Knox is mainstreaming violent anti-woman pornography in the warm approving glow
March 20, 2014

Catholics Are Used to Obamacare’s Lies

The public is only recently learning that President Obama’s administration lied to promote Obamacare. For Catholics, this is very old news. The most recent example came
March 7, 2014

Is Satan Fighting Back Against Pope Francis?

Pope Francis has spent his pontificate in a full frontal assault against the devil. “There is no shadow of a doubt,” Pope Francis said in October,
February 26, 2014

Beyond the Great Lenten Phone and Facebook Fast

We are fast approaching Ash Wednesday, and it is time to start planning your Lenten fast. Lent is about recommitting to prayer, fasting so as to
February 20, 2014

How the Great Books Rewired My Brain

In the five years I have worked at Benedictine College, my wife, April, and I have longed, hoped, pleaded and planned for a Benedictine College Great
February 13, 2014

Ten Signs Your Confession May Have Been Invalid

Sacramentally speaking, there are a few things that would make a confession invalid: The penitent must examine his or her conscience, truly repent, confess all mortal