Tom Hoopes

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 […]
February 10, 2014

Meet the Hardcore Catholic Millennials

Much has been written about the Millennials, the generation born in the 1990s — or as early as the 1980s and I suppose as late as […]
February 2, 2014

Hyper-Catholic Tweets About Super Bowl Ads

Okay, since the game was boring, I spent my time creating (and collecting here) hyper Catholic tweets about Super Bowl ads … The best commercial was […]
January 30, 2014

Pope to Catholic Academia: Be Both

There are three possible approaches to Catholic higher education. One is to retreat from the world, and be “just Catholic.” Another is to retreat from the […]
January 21, 2014

I Googled ‘55 Million.’ Here Is What I Found.

When the Drudge Report linked Kristen Hawkins’ piece about being “overwhelmed” by the 55 million deaths of unborn children since Roe v. Wade became law in […]
January 20, 2014

Mary Leads the March for Life

Students say it is no coincidence that Benedictine College was chosen to lead the March for Life in the year of its consecration to the Blessed […]
January 17, 2014

March Leaders Can Thank the Unaborted Bishop

This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop. My favorite […]
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the […]
December 22, 2013

Our Desperate Need for Christmas

It’s happening again. The streets of Atchison are lit up like a firefly convention. People are dashing madly around to Christmas shopping, Christmas concerts, Christmas parties […]