Tom Hoopes

December 5, 2013

No, Francis is not the Catholic Obama

Adam Shaw, the video game critic, has not been especially sought after as a commentator on faith before. Now, thanks to the power of Drudge, I […]
December 1, 2013

Five Disappointing Things About Advent

Advent must have been something great back in the day. The sober, quiet calm before the storm of Christmas cheer. A time to hole up and […]
November 26, 2013

Black Friday for Walmart and for Obamacare

Black Friday. That’s the name  first given by police for the frenzied, aggressive  shopping day after Thanksgiving. This year the Friday after Thanksgiving is a big […]
November 22, 2013

Obama and the Disillusionment of America

The anniversaries we have just celebrated seem like they come from another country, not just another time. Call it the disillusionment of America. And Obama may have […]
November 12, 2013

Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I […]
November 5, 2013

10 Catholic Cliches (And What They Really Mean)

1. When a Catholic says: “I’ll pray about it.” She might mean, “I will bring this important decision before God.” … But often, she means: “My […]
October 29, 2013

Miley, Lady Gaga and the War on Women

The evidence is in: Miley Cyrus scored a major victory in the war on women. I don’t mean the “war on women” the way President Obama […]
October 24, 2013

Catholic College Humor

Ah, college humor. From the days of Harvard Lampoon to the YouTube and meme age, college students have had a reputation for irreverent humor. At Catholic […]