Tom Hoopes

March 6, 2013

Who Are the American People and What Do They Want?

That question seems to have been floating in the air since last election.  This week, both sides are trying to tackle it. On the Left, a
March 4, 2013

NFP: The Husband’s Monthly Cycle

Ah, Natural Family Planning! It not only allows you to achieve pregnancy or space your children, it brings you closer as husband and wife. At least
March 1, 2013

There Is No Pope

There is no pope. There is no pope. There is no pope. The phrase didn’t occur to me as the bell of St. Benedict’s Abbey  tolled
February 26, 2013

The One Last Hope to Save the Culture

But first I think it’s important to give some context. What needs to be saved about the American culture in the first place? The family. A
February 14, 2013

The Death of the Spirit of (Pre-)Vatican II?

The pre-Vatican II spirit is finally dying out in the Church, the Pope said yesterday. Well, he didn’t say it that way. He described how a
February 11, 2013

My Favorite Benedict XVI Surprises

So Pope Benedict XVI will resign (or abdicate, as George Weigel puts it). What I will most miss the clear way he spoke. When you read
February 4, 2013

Gay Marriage Signs You Won’t See

When marriage goes on trial at the Supreme Court this year during Holy Week, expect to see protesters sharing their opinions on placards outside. But don’t
February 1, 2013

Why February Is Detestable and What the Catholic Church Is Doing About It

And so begins February, the shortest month as it appears on the calendar, the longest month as it is lived in real life. Consider all the