Tom Hoopes

November 7, 2015

AFP on 3-Woman Marriage: News as Propaganda

Fisking is a now-rarer art from the early days of blogging, kept nobly alive as by Father John Zuhlsdorf whose blog “What Does the Prayer Really […]
November 3, 2015

Lessons from the 2015 World Series

And that’s not just because we live 45 minutes from Kansas City, whose Royals won against New York’s Mets. Though that helps. As the parade gets […]
October 28, 2015

World Series: Catholic Hero to Throw First Pitch

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” That and a plug for the daily rosary was the […]
October 22, 2015

A Prayer to St. John Paul II for the Family

St. John Paul II, you said: “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” You said, […]
October 14, 2015

What Did Mother Assumpta Say to Philip Rivers?

This picture of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist’s Mother Assumpta and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is popping up all over Facebook […]
October 6, 2015

What Pope Francis Just Did for Religious Freedom in America

In Pope Francis’ visit to America, religious freedom was a key theme in his public addresses from the White House to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. But […]
September 30, 2015

Little Sister of the Poor: ‘His Gaze Was Like Jesus …’

In my day job, I work at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. One of my former journalism students is pictured above (at far left) with Pope […]
September 24, 2015

No, U.S. News, Francis Did Not Echo Obama

Gary Emerling at U.S. News & World Report thinks he spotted something. “Toward the beginning of his address,” to the U.S. Congress Sept. 24 “Francis alluded to religious […]