Tom Hoopes

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
March 15, 2013

Pope Francis, the Conservative Liberal

We are used to Popes who transcend categories like “liberal” and “conservative.”  (It almost happens naturally.) Pope Francis seems a little bit different. He seems positively