Tom Hoopes

February 3, 2016

It Was an Awkward Caucus for Catholic Millennials

Q: What’s it like to be a young Catholic millennial voter at the Iowa Caucus? A: Lonely and uneasy. And that’s a problem. A group of […]
January 13, 2016

Four Fails That Led to Trump

Will Trump be our next president? One poll says that 20% of likely Democratic voters are willing to vote for him – meaning that if the final […]
December 21, 2015

Fight ISIS With the Rosary

ISIS is very much on Catholics’ minds this Christmas — and one particular line of defense keeps coming up: the rosary. At Benedictine College we are […]
December 15, 2015

Listening to Frozen in Advent

I’ve noticed that the radio is playing “Frozen” songs a lot this Christmas. They fit in with the “holiday music” that is more about winter wonderlands […]
December 9, 2015

Is ISIS Islamic? Is the Culture of Death Catholic?

There has been a lot of talk about the obvious, unmistakable, natural and expected connection between Islam and terrorism. Donald Trump wants to ban Muslim immigration because […]
December 5, 2015

How the Pope Inspired Africa: Top 10 Quotes

Here are my Top 10 favorite quotes of the Pope in Africa. 1. He called people to repentance using an old metaphor to talk about our […]
November 23, 2015

Meet Football-Star Seminarian Jordan Roberts

Read the USA Today story about a Catholic seminarian and you think you’re reading the National Catholic Register: Sundays are sacred at the St. John Vianney […]
November 18, 2015

VIDEO: Colbert Invites Maher Back to Church

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, CBS posted this video from The Late Show in which host Stephen Colbert invites guest Bill Maher to return to the Church. Who […]
November 15, 2015

Twitter Prays for Paris

It is easy to criticize social media, but it is at times of tragedy that social media shows people at their best. It also shows that […]