Tom Hoopes

August 15, 2013

The Pope’s Friend Mary

My wife just consecrated herself to Mary today (using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book) , and I’m preparing to do the same (on Sept. 8, along with […]
August 5, 2013

That Didn’t Take Long: Praising Multi-Spouse Marriage

Same-sex “marriage” proponents have always scoffed at the idea that redefining marriage would open the door for multi-spouse marriages. “My Two Husbands” by Angi Becker Stevens, […]
July 29, 2013

Top 10 Rio Quotes: What Francis Said and Why

Here are my favorite Pope Francis World Youth Day quotes, and my case for why they are important. 1. Since so many people are gloomy about […]
July 25, 2013

Does ‘The Conjuring’ Hate Women?

Driving back from seeing The Conjuring, my daughter and I tried to guess why Andrew O’Hehir thought it was “woman hating.” We had watched the horror […]
July 10, 2013

Catholic Imagination at the Movies

Can Catholics win the culture? Not only can we; we have, throughout history. “Can a film change the world?” asked Time magazine in March 2008. Yes, […]
July 1, 2013

POLL: Your Favorite Catholic Movies

Benedictine College’s Catholic Hall of Fame wants to know your favorite “Proudly Catholic” movies. Think Les Miserables, For Greater Glory and The Rite: The Gregorian Institute […]
June 30, 2013

Top 10 Awkward Facts About the Atheist Monument

Atheists unveiled a monument next to a Ten Commandments monument in Florida. The group that built it plans to put up 50 more nationwide. 1. A […]
June 28, 2013

Do You Have Common Sense? Clearly, You Should Be Catholic

An Open Letter to People With Common Sense: You have seen the news. The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned what so many of us supported (way […]