Tom Hoopes

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 […]
January 26, 2013

“Walk for Life” Heroes for Life Take to the Streets Today

I love the Washington, D.C., March for Life. It shows an amazing sacrifice on the part of the hundreds of thousands willing to do whatever it […]
January 25, 2013

March for Life Bias Starts Early

UPDATE: Check out this photo essay from USA Today. Nicely done. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/25/abortion-march-for-life-washington/1864051/ I spend a good chunk of a class period I do on media bias […]
January 23, 2013

“So What If Abortion Ends a Life?”

“So What If Abortion Ends Life?” That’s the shocking headline of a Salon magazine piece by Mary Elizabeth Williams. Her argument is that more powerful human […]
January 21, 2013

Obama’s Orwellian Marriage Moment

Today, in his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama said: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under […]
January 18, 2013

A Brief Political Catechesis on Ideologues, Pragmatists and Principles

Sometimes I think I’m an ideologue, sometimes I think I’m a pragmatist, but at all times I wish I was principle centered. So I tried to […]
January 15, 2013

Do We Seriously Not Realize That We Are Winning?

The Jan. 14 cover of Time Magazine states,  “40 Years Ago, Abortion-rights Activists won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They’ve Been Losing Ever Since. […]
January 11, 2013

We Are the Civil Rights Movement Now

Consider the last full week in January as a week-long statement on civil rights in America. It starts Sunday, Jan. 20 with  Inauguration Day — a […]