Tom Hoopes

April 30, 2013

8 Reasons You Don’t Want to Look at Pornography

Trust me, you don’t want to look at pornography. Preparing the final for my Mass Communications class, I thought I should share some of what we […]
April 26, 2013

Dubyapalooza: Catholics Share the Presidential W. Love

After the Dubyapalooza at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, a badly needed reassessment of former President Bush is underway. I […]
April 24, 2013

We Should Imitate Africa (Not Vice Versa)

Central Africa seems a lot more healthy than the Western World. In my Christianity and Mass Media class, we spend the end of the year studying […]
April 19, 2013

Let’s Help the Strange New Morality Fail

We who believe in affirming civilization’s basic building blocks — for instance, the Ten Commandments — sometimes feel like we’re losing, bigtime.  The new morality, after all, […]
March 29, 2013

Divine Mercy Is Our Only Hope

Today is Day 1 of the Divine Mercy novena, and it comes not a moment too soon. As Billy Graham put it (actually, it was his […]
March 28, 2013

Huh? Salon Learns Anti-Catholic Lesson From Steubenville Rape

We have all seen the headlines: A horrifying drama has been playing out in Steubenville, Ohio, and in the national spotlight. It concerned a rape that […]
March 19, 2013

A Quick Note to Benedict on Pope Francis’ Inauguration Day

“Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household.” – Entrance Antiphon, Joseph, Spouse of Mary, March 19 Dear Benedict, Emeritus Pontiff; […]
March 18, 2013

Marriage Goes on Trial in Holy Week; Novena Starts March 19

March 19 is the feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. Nine days later, the Supreme Court takes up arguments about same-sex marriage. If ever there […]